1 Jul 2016
Notice of workspace and filestore downtime
In late 2015, IT Services initiated a project to address the University’s storage needs, improve performance of workspaces and provide capacity for future growth.
The second phase of migrations as part of this project is now taking place. These migrations will cause disruption and downtime to both students and staff accessing files and documents from workspaces and filestore during the changeover of services.
To ensure this disruption is kept to a minimum, consultation with stakeholders (including School Operations Managers and the Academic Registry) across the institution has taken place to identify the least disruptive dates alongside the decision to conduct these changes overnight.
The planned dates for the migration of workspaces are as follows:
Individual Workspaces:-HS1, HS2, HS3, HS4*
Disruptive Period: Thurs 7 July (approx. 6pm) – Fri 8July (approx. 10am)
Individual Workspaces:-HS5, HS6, HS7, HS8*
Disruptive Period: Thurs 14 July (approx. 6pm) – Fri 15 July (approx. 10am)
The University appreciates users may need to work on key tasks during this period and advise that anyone working locally applies due diligence and takes the necessary precautions over data security until the completion of these works.
For further information and advice on these works please, or to find out where your work is stored, please contact IT Services.
(*HS denominations represent parts of Network File Store as specified above. This storage is sometimes referred to as Individual Workspace/U: drive for HS and Group Workspace for WS. The proposed disruption will affect this storage, including all folders and files found under the 'Network Location' on your computer)