Students Staff

July 21, 2021

[Service Alert] SharePoint maintenance this afternoon on small number of SharePoint sites (21 July 2021)

Filed under: SharePoint, [Resolved], [Service Alert] — Sharon Steeples @ 11:30 am

UPDATE 14:55pm
All work has been successfully completed. We would, again, like to thank affected users for their patience whilst this work was carried out.
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Between 13:00pm and 15:00pm today, (Wednesday 21 July), the SharePoint Team alongside a third party consultant will be undertaking some essential maintenance to move a small number of sp.essex.ac.uk SharePoint sites over to a new database location. The purpose of this exercise is to ensure the long-term resilience the sp.essex.ac.uk service.

Sites impacted (including all subsites below):

  • https://sp.essex.ac.uk/sections/finance
  • https://sp.essex.ac.uk/sections/cer
  • https://sp.essex.ac.uk/projects
  • https://sp.essex.ac.uk/sections/intaudit
  • https://sp.essex.ac.uk/committees
  • https://sp.essex.ac.uk/resources/la
  • https://sp.essex.ac.uk/centres/hrc
  • https://sp.essex.ac.uk/depts/sociology

The impact is a potential few minutes of downtime per site (less than 5 mins) between 13:00pm and 15:00pm. However for the duration of the maintenance, the each site will be made temporarily read-only, so site editors should be aware that changes (page edits, file uploads, file edits, etc) will not be possible in this timeframe.

We apologise for the short notice and thank you for your support during this important, and necessary, piece of work.

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