Monday, 17 December 2012

Tue 18 & Fri 21 December Maintenance

Students working early Tuesday and Friday morning will need to save their work regularly before 8:00am.
Don't rely on autosave, instead go to the File menu and select the Save option, or click the save icon in the toolbar or use the Ctrl + S keyboard shortcut - but save your work before 8am.
Between, 8:00 and 9:00 Tuesday we are carrying out maintenance on the Barbrook and Broadstone servers. Between, 8:00 and 9:00 Friday we are carrying out maintenance on the Roydmoor and Ramsden servers. During these times the student computing service should work as normal but will not be able to access the file servers. Students on these servers will not be able to save files between 8 and 9am.

If you forget to save before 8 and then find you need to save before 9 you can find information on a workaround Workaround advice available 7:30-9am Tuesday.
In theory, when the maintenance is complete the file servers will become available again to the student computing service and you can save your work as if nothing had happened, However, your work is important and it is best to be safe. For peace of mind save your work regularly before 8am.
Saving your work regularly is a good habit to get into in general and may save you a lot of heartache and retyping for those rare times when servers fail without warning.