New River has multiple databases in use from Ellucian Banner. We currently maintain Production, Test, and Pre-Production databases (for both Banner 9 and Banner 8) in an effort to provide the greatest accessibility and opportunities for testing changes (TEST) before going live (PROD).
Following is a brief description of each type of database:
BANNER Production (PROD): This is the current live data and is where most users access Banner. This database contains our current production data for the institution.
BANNER Test: The TEST database is a safe environment for testing new procedures, upgrades, and changes. This database is generally refreshed from the PROD data monthly to provide a relatively current platform for training, testing upgrades, configurations, and modifications.
BANNER Pre-Production: This database is used for finalized testing and special project implementation. It is generally refreshed monthly or after a project completes.
In order to access the database and self-service products please use the links below: