Copac maintenance 30th June 2015

We are coming towards the end of a project to move Copac onto a new cloud platform, which should give us a more responsive and flexible platform for development into the future. We are planning to move onto the new cloud service on the morning of the 30th June. We don’t anticipate any downtime but the service should be considered at risk that morning.

We are also going to be moving to a new Web address to reflect the fact that Copac, along with other Mimas services, is now part of Jisc.
We will provide details once the new address is fully established, but the existing Copac Web address ( will continue to work for the foreseeable future.

If you have any questions please get in touch through the Copac helpdesk:

Hardware move coming soon…

Copac will be moving onto new hardware on Tuesday 24th August.  This is an ‘exciting’ day for us, but we don’t expect most people using Copac to notice the changeover. However, it will take time for the change to be picked up by all machines across the network. This means that if you use the login interface to Copac on Tuesday 24th there is a possibility that any records added to your reference list etc. may be saved onto the old version of Copac and will be lost when your local DNS starts pointing you towards the new one. So we suggest that on Tuesday 24th August you use the non-login version of Copac. If you have any questions please get in touch with the helpdesk:

Copac unavailability: update

Due to a hardware fault, many Mimas services, including Copac, have been unavailable over the past few days. This fault has now been resolved, and the services have been restored. However, stability is not assured, and further brief outages may occur. We hope that these will be minor, and not greatly impact on the service.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this unavailability, and thank you all for your patience.

Copac scheduled maintenance

Due to scheduled maintenance, the Copac service will be at risk on the morning of Tuesday 17th February. Work is expected to take place between 7am-10am, but please be aware that the service may be at risk outside these times.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.