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 (http://copac.ac.uk) will continue to work for the foreseeable future.
If you have any questions please get in touch through the Copac helpdesk:
Copac will be unavailable for a short time on Tuesday 26th April. The downtime may last up to half an hour, some time between 8-10am. This is to address recent hardware performance issues. We apologise for the short notice and any inconvenience this may cause you.
We are currently reloading the Imperial College London catalogue to reflect local catalogue changes. Consequently, around 40% of the Imperial catalogue will be unavailable on Copac this week. The full catalogue should be available from next Monday.
Apologies for the short-term loss of availability of this material.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
As a result of recent hardware problems Copac is currently running ‘at risk’, as are other Mimas services. Emergency maintenance is planned for this morning (12th March) and Copac will be unavailable whilst this takes place, but it should only be for a short time. Apologies for this further loss of service.
As a result of systems work done today, tomorrow’s scheduled maintenance has now been cancelled.
Thank you for your patience.
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.
On Tuesday 12th February, between 08:00 am to 10:00 am, we will be carrying out maintenance on the Copac service. Copac will be unavailable for a short period during this time. We are not expecting the downtime to last more than 15-30 minutes, but the service should be considered at risk during 08:00 to 10:00 am.