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Power failure on campus at 13:25 (entire union seems unreachable) Feb. 27th, 2008 @ 02:31 pm
IT Services are aware of a power failure that has occured throughout the University this has had a direct impact on IT services on main campus and the residential networks. When power has been restored IT Services will monitor the situation to ensure all services are operational. Further updates will be posted.

(via IT Services)

Edit: Looks like codd etc. came back at 17:08.

Website Update Aug. 6th, 2007 @ 04:36 pm
Today the website is getting an update, Mainly to change the references to molotov, to codd. Although there has been some other additions to the websites functionality that can be found on the websites trac. These changes will require the website database schema to be modified slightly.

Molotov/Codd Migration Jul. 10th, 2007 @ 02:31 pm
The migration of molotov to codd is now complete. All user accounts and services have been restored. Unfortunately the migration took a lot longer the anticipated, due to unforeseen circumstances. We sincerely apologies for the delay and any inconveniences caused.

As some of you may be aware, we are planning on expiring all passwords on codd. This is on order to filter out the weak passwords. If you wish to keep the same password as before, you can change it back by using the passwd command, but if your password is among one of the weak ones, you won't be able to change it back.

If anyone has any problems or queries please contact techteam@ and the issue will be resolved as soon as possible.

Server Migration Jul. 6th, 2007 @ 07:43 pm
Earlier today, Codd (the replacement for Molotov) was brought on-line. Our plan was to migrate all data and services across during the course of the afternoon. Unfortunately, while moving user accounts from Molotov, the /etc/passwd file got removed, thus preventing the use of sudo to fix the situation and also any subsequent attempts to log in to the machine. This cannot be resolved till we can gain physical access to Codd - on Monday.

Let us assure you that all your data are safe in the meanwhile and that we will bring all services back on-line at the earliest possible. We sincerely apologise for the continued downtime and any inconvenience caused as a result. Please drop by #tech if you have any queries.

With apologies to the maintainers of status... May. 1st, 2006 @ 11:08 am
The heavily armed badgers guarding the servers report no current problems.
Other entries
» Campus down until Tuesday
As is probably obvious to most readers of this journal, campus has been down since about 7am this morning. I've just heard that this somehow fried the main router for the entire campus (whether due to insufficient protection, shoddy kit, or some other reason, I don't know), and that as they don't have backup hardware, it'll be Tuesday before the packets are flowing again.

Update: [17:30] Campus has just come back, but our servers are unreachable.
» we're back
Uh, cancel that. It's back. No idea if it'll break again over the weekend or what :) It's out of our hands, I'm afraid :)
» Downtime this weekend
It seems that the entire student's union network has fallen off the edge of the world. This means molotov is offline, as of some time on Saturday afternoon (4th Feb 2006) No email will be lost, and we suspect that it'll be brought back around 9am on Monday. Until then, there's nothing we can do; sorry.

In the meantime, IRC on 'twilight.uwcs.co.uk' should still work fine, although there's no IRC bot for reminders etc.

Phil (Tech Officer)
» Stuff is back
Stuff came back the following monday. Network subsystem caused a crash of some kind, not sure why. Will investigate further if problem reoccurs.
» /home, /home on the range...
The gas range, you'd think, from the number of problems with it. It fell back to read-only some time yesterday (Sunday), and now the entire machine has dropped off the net as of 00:02. Phil tells me there's a new disk ready for someone, probably me, to put in today (Monday), so I'll do that as soon as I have all the information and the disk, and union IT lets me in. Now *if* the current one has failed the same way as before, then no data has been lost, but this is not a guarantee. In any case there is a recent backup from the last time this happened, so we don't expect anything too drastic.

Update: /home is running off a temporary 35GB partition on a newly installed drive, and proper mirroring will hopefully be set up this evening.
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