Potential disruption to AuroraWatch UK on 09/10 December

On Sunday 9th December, Lancaster University will be completing an upgrade to their file storage system. This work will affect the server that stores the AuroraWatch UK data. The work is expected to commence at 6pm (UTC) on Sunday 09 December and be complete by 8am (UTC) on Monday 10 December 2018. However, some manual changes will need to be made to the AuroraWatch UK service after this work has been completed and so AuroraWatch UK may not be fully operational until some time after this.

We will be attempting to undertake mitigating steps to reduce the impact on the AuroraWatch UK service. If all goes to plan, users may not notice any disruption to the AuroraWatch UK service, however, we felt it best to warn our users just in case. We’ll update this post if any issues arise.

Update (14 December): after an outage on Tuesday 11th while a tweaks were being made, AuroraWatch UK should be running normally again. If you notice any problems, do get in touch.