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Website and Moodle interruptions in January

Access to the following will be interrupted for a short period:

8am – 11am on Tuesday 6 January:

University webpages including the Student Guide will be unavailable.

What will still work? Moodle, SDS, the Library Catalogue, Reading lists and some other online systems will still work. If you visit any webpage, instead of seeing an error there will be a page giving the links to the online systems that you can still access.

8am – 11am on Thursday 8 January: Moodle and MyFolio will be unavailable.

During any outages, an appropriate message will be shown on screen to let visitors know what is happening, and when services should be resumed.

Why is it necessary?

We are moving the data for the University website, Moodle and MyFolio to our new SAN (Storage Area Network: this is our primary data storage facility). The old SAN is reaching end of life after many years of good service, and most existing services have already been transferred to the new SAN. It is significantly faster than the old one, and provides the infrastructure to make our services more responsive and flexible.

We are sorry for the inconvenience that this essential work will cause. The date and times have been chosen with consideration for minimising the impact on students, staff and visitors.