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EITS schedules Boyd Data Center maintenance

EITS to conduct maintenances at the Boyd Data Center

EITS will conduct maintenances on Feb. 24, March 23 and March 30 at the Boyd Data Center in efforts for the uninterruptible power supply system replacement.

During the Feb. 24 maintenance, building power will be shut down for the Boyd Graduate Building and McBay Science Library from 4-10 a.m. Boyd Data Center computer resources should not be impacted.

These will be the final phases of the project and will result in the desired upgrade to the Boyd Data Center’s uninterruptible power supply.

Key points for the upcoming maintenances:

  • The scheduled times for the maintenances are as follows:
    • Feb. 24: 4 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • March 23: 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • March 30: 6-9 a.m.
  • UGA’s Telephone Services should not experience an outage during these maintenances. In case of an emergency and UGA Telephone Services are unavailable, it is important to remember to use a cell phone to contact UGA Police by calling 911 instead of 706-542-2200. The UGA Police Department will still respond to all calls for service during this time. Members of the campus community are reminded that 911 is always the appropriate number to call for an emergency on campus. In the event of a future interruption in landline phone service at UGA, cell phones should be used to contact police.
  • February 24: Building fire alarm panels may beep continuously until power is restored and possibly beyond if the system does not reset automatically. During the outage time, there is no need to call the UGA Police Department or Facilities Management Division to report this issue. However, employees and students should remain aware and notify the UGA Police Department if they observe any indications of fire or smoke.

Information Technology System Owners may elect to shut down non-essential systems in the Boyd Data Center during these maintenances. Information Technology System Owners who would like to request emergency cooling protocols for systems should contact Jeff Teasley at or Chris Fleming at

Those who are aware of activities planned during these maintenance times and would like assistance with planning or have questions on these maintenance activities should contact Jeff Teasley at

Additional details about this maintenance are available on the EITS website.