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NOUS72 KNCF 191207
ADMNCF
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Please pass to the MIC/HIC, SOO, ESA, ITO AND AFP:
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On Thursday, October 19,2017, the NCF will be
switching its Server Operations from the Primary
AWIPS NCF (ANCF) in Silver Spring, MD to the
Backup NCF (BNCF) at Fairmont, WV. The switch
transition will take place as follows:
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0500 UTC - ITO switch to BNCF
1215 UTC - SBN Switch to BNCF
1315 UTC - MHS Switch to BNCF
1415 UTC - DSUP Switch to BNCF
1415 UTC - COLLABORATION switch to BNCF
1415 UTC - Data Delivery switch to BNCF
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The switch will not be done on a critical weather
day, or if there are other significant operational
issues warranting postponement.
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All ANCF message distribution (MHS) will be
repointed to the BNCF. The switch will take about
20 minutes. Data will queue while the switch is in
progress and will be sent once the switch is
complete. This will affect data originating at NWS
field offices and National Centers on the AWIPS
network including radar data.
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Any questions or issues should be addressed to the
AWIPS/NCF helpdesk at 301-713-9344.
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NCF




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