Students Staff

November 1, 2018

Fixed: All Committee websites on SharePoint (sp.essex.ac.uk/committees)

Filed under: SharePoint, [Resolved], [Service Alert] — Sharon Steeples @ 3:40 pm

The Committees SharePoint website, and all of its sub-websites have been restored, and all sites and their contents should be available now from https://sp.essex.ac.uk/committees/.

The sites have all been restored from the database backup taken at 23:25pm on 31/10/2018 (yesterday). Therefore editors of any committee sites who were working on them after this time, and before 10.00am this morning, will have lost those changes. Potential change loss will include: added, deleted and edited files/lists/list items, as well as changes to permissions, web parts, libraries, or appearance. Site editors in this position are advised to carefully check their site(s) and to reapply any lost changes accordingly.

Users may also find that the SharePoint Search Index cannot find some/all of the files within the many SharePoint committee sites at the current time. This issue should resolve itself overnight, as the service does a nightly full re-index.

We would like to thank users for their patience whilst the required remedial action took place.

If anyone has any follow up queries resulting from this service outage, please send them to sphelp@essex.ac.uk.

The SharePoint Team

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