Update #2 - The exercise is being extended until tomorrow (May 10th). An exact time has not yet been set. A status meeting is set for late afternoon today. An additional update will be sent as soon as information becomes available.

Update #1 -
The exercise is being extended untila time TBD (could be this afternoon or tomorrow). PDA users will continue to get their JPSS -- SNPP and J1/N20 data via PDA at CBU until that time. (The CIP portion of the test ended yesterday, so legacy data is now only at PDA at NSOF/OPS.) We will send the exact time of failback as soon as known.

Topic: Planned Consolidated Backup (CBU) Exercise from Fairmont, WV Facility

Date/Time Issued: May 9, 2018 1755 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted: NOAA-20/S-NPP/GCOM-W1 products

Date/Time of the Initial Impact: May 8, 2018 1200 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End: May 10, 2018 1300 UTC

Length of the Outage: see details below

Details/Specifics of Change:

All NOAA-20/S-NPP/GCOM-W1 data processing and flight/satellite operations will be failed over to the Consolidated Backup (CBU) site at Fairmont, WV on May 8, 2018 in support of a test tour backup capability. The purpose of the exercise is to ensure the ability to failover NOAA-20/S-NPP/GCOM-W1 for both flight and data operations to the CBU.

The CBU Facility Backup Exercise will begin at approximately 0800 EDT / 1200 UTC on May 8, 2018. During that planned time:

Important Note: NDE/PDA users may see up to a hour delay in data receipt during the initial start of NDE/PDA operations from CBU. When data services return back to the NSOF primary system, residual data may still be in the queue at the CBU NDE/PDA backup.

Although the COOP exercise will conclude on May 10, 2018 at 0900 EDT / 1300 UTC, Flight/satellite operations and IDMZ services will operate from CBU for an additional few days.

In the event a Critical Weather Day (CWD) is declared on that start date, the exercise would be canceled and it will be rescheduled for following day (May 9, 2018) or the following week (May 15M-bM-^@M-^S17, 2018) depending on the length of the critical weather event.

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