[BioC] To biomaRt users: Major downtime March 7th 4pm - March 8th 6pm

Steffen sdurinck at lbl.gov
Wed Mar 5 23:57:55 CET 2008

Dear biomaRt users,

No biomaRt queries will be possible between March 7th 4pm - March 8th 
6pm (UK time) due to a major downtime of the BioMart central server (see 
forward below).


 >Subject:[mart-dev] Fwd: Major Downtime March 7th 4pm - March 8th 6pm
 >From:Arek Kasprzyk <arek at ebi.ac.uk>
 >Date:Tue, 04 Mar 2008 12:27:48 -0500
 >To:mart-announce at ebi.ac.uk
 >CC: mart-dev at ebi.ac.uk

 >As a consequence BioMart central server will be offline during this 
time (GMT)
 >Please see below for details.


Begin forwarded message:

> From: Pete Jokinen <pete at ebi.ac.uk>
> Date: March 4, 2008 12:16:47 PM GMT-05:00
> To: Systems-announce at ebi.ac.uk
> Subject: Major Downtime March 7th 4pm - March 8th 6pm
> Dear Users,
> Note, that the timing has changed (downtime shorter than announced 
> earlier)!
> There will be major disruption to the EBI IT infrastructure on March 
> 7th-8th. This is due to a combination of Data Center electrical work 
> and storage migrations (they were planned to be done earlier this 
> year, but were postponed). During this period we will provide a 
> temporary read only ftp service and static web service, but not much 
> more (machines like the alphaservers that are in the EBI building will 
> be available). Please note that the operation involves the Sanger 
> Institute and external contractors, so the timing cannot be changed.
> The downtime should start on Friday 7th at 4pm. We will do our best to 
> have the services back to normal as soon as possible. Current 
> expectation is at 6pm on March 8th.
> Best Regards,
> Systems

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