Website Maintenance - Friday 6 September 2019

imperialcollegeunion.org, eActivities, and the Imperial Award system are currently unavailable due to scheduled maintenance between 8:45 and 11:30 (12 noon for imperialcollegeunion.org). This is to facilitate migration of our core databases to new servers and to complete pending software updates for imperialcollegeunion.org.

Why is this happening?

Our core databases are hosted by ICT as part of their clustered database service. The current servers hosting these databases are due to be decommissioned later this year, so our databases are being migrated to new servers to facilitate this process. After this migration the databases will be hosted on newer hardware running more modern software, which should in turn lead to small performance improvements for our sites and systems.

When will the site be back online?

We're scheduled to complete the database migration work by 11:30, and the updates for imperialcollegeunion.org soon after, however we're working as quickly as we can and our sites will be brought back online before then if we are able to finish early.