Students Staff

December 9, 2019

[Service Alert] Possible disruption to SharePoint Services for planned maintenance: Thursday 12th December 2019

Filed under: SharePoint, [Resolved], [Service Alert] — Sharon Steeples @ 5:15 pm

UPDATE: 5.00pm 12 December 2019

The scheduled maintenance is now completed. We thank users for their patience whilst the work was undertaken.
File indexing has been reinstated, but some files may not be displayed until the search has completed a full crawl (overnight tonight).

ORIGINAL POST

There is a possibility that users may experience a couple of brief disruptions to SharePoint Services this Thursday (12th December 2019) – late morning/lunchtime/early afternoon.

This is to accommodate some essential maintenance work to prepare the core services of ECF, ESF, AOS, and PG/UG EAF to be compatible with the incoming 2020 calendar year.

During the maintenance work, we do not anticipate any prolonged period of service outage – only a few minutes on any occasion. However, files uploaded during the maintenance window will take longer than usual to be sent to their filing-year storage locations, and to be search-indexed.

Services affected include:

We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause. However, it is anticipated that the impact on users, with this period being in the lead-up to the Christmas vacation, will be minimal.

Notification will be made to users when the period of maintenance is complete.

SharePoint Team
sphelp@essex.ac.uk

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