Rollover Event This Weekend – Updates to be Posted on CU*BASE Alerts Page

Don’t forget: this weekend, we will be testing our ability to redirect CU*BASE core-processing from our production data center to our high-availability (HA) data center.  The rollover will begin at 3:00 AM ET on Sunday, July 10th with the rollback scheduled for 3:00 AM ET on Sunday, July 24th.

During the rollover process, there will be an interruption to the following services: CU*BASE/GOLD, CU*Talk audio response, and It’s Me 247 online banking (a splash page will be presented).  Throughout the rollover process, ATM and credit card transactions will continue to operate in stand-in mode at the switch.  Custom Training Edition (CTE) services will not be available during the rollover period.

Please note: We will be posting any/all issues related to the HA Rollover event to the CU*BASE Alerts page, compiled into a single alert located hereWe will not be sending out any emails regarding individual issues for the HA Rollover.  If you encounter any issues during or after the rollover period, please refer to the CU*BASE Alerts page to see if it is currently a known issue.

As a reminder, we strongly encourage that someone at each branch tests connectivity to the HA data center from a GOLD workstation prior to the rollover event.  If you have not yet done so, please use the links below to complete one or both of the connectivity tests.

Please contact the CU*Answers Network Services Help Desk at helpdesk@cuanswers.com if the tests above are unsuccessful.

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