Tag Archives: outage

vLib outage ahead (Wednesday 8 September)

The GWDG currently undertakes some necessary construction work in their server room and the vLib server need to be moved to a new location in this context. Therefore, our hosting partner scheduled a downtime for the vLib portal on Wednesday between 07:30 a.m. to approximately 12:00 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Update from 1 pm: Server restart will be delayed by two hours at least.

vLib server down (Tuesday 24 August)

Unfortunately, the vLib portal is not running at the moment due to server problems at our hosting partner. The responsible system administrators at GWDG work intensely to resume service as soon as possible.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Update from 6 pm: The problems have been caused by a failure of memory devices. The system was restarted successfully in the meantime.

MPG/SFX scheduled downtime (Sunday 14 February, early morning)

In order to prepare an upcoming migration, the GWDG scheduled a few hours downtime for the MPG/SFX server on Sunday between 01:00 a.m. and 06:00 a.m.

Please be aware that MPG/SFX services will be unavailable during that time, while the upcoming system is synchronized with the MPG/SFX server in production.

On Wednesday, February 17, after thorough testing, the new system will be switched to production during our regular maintenance hours, which will involve another short downtime.

!! PLEASE NOTE: Switch to production was re-scheduled to take place on Thursday morning, February 18, between 8 and 9 a.m. Apologies for the short notice. !!

We apologize for any inconvenience.

MPG/SFX: Unexpected outage solved

Today, the MPG/SFX server was not available from 12 a.m. to 3 p.m., due to a crash of the SFX database. Meanwhile our hosting partner managed to restore the database from the backfile and restarted the service successfully.

We are sorry for the inconvenience (and will try our best to get rid of all the bad karma 😉

vLib upgrade planned for Wed 16-09-09

We are planning to upgrade our portal software to MetaLib version 4.3.

Unfortunately, a downtime of several hours will be inevitable, consequently vLib is likely to be unavailable between 08:00 and 12:00 a.m. that day.

We would like to apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

UPDATE (16 September, 12:19): Installation process delayed. Services continue to be unavailable.

UPDATE (16 September, 15:45): Services available again.