What is a network "At Risk" Period?
The "At Risk" period is a period of time when we cannot guarantee the availability of our network systems. During the "At Risk" period our network systems undergo scheduled maintenance, modifications or testing essential to the continued service that we provide. We aim to make certain that the systems remain available for you, however in the event of needing to make systems unavailable we will inform you in our Twitter feed on the BUCS homepage prior to the "At Risk" period.
When is the network "At Risk"?
Tuesdays between 7am and 9am
BUCS "At Risk" periods take place on Tuesdays between 7am and 9am. To try and limit the interruptions to your services we have chosen the same time for our "At Risk" period as other networks such as JANET, who provides the University with connection to the Internet.
Why are they important to the University?
We try to ensure that the services you can access are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In order to maintain this and still offer you hardware and software upgrades it is important that we set aside time to undertake the maintenance required.
What kind of work do we undertake?
An example of work undertaken:
- Emergency work
- Decommissioning of hardware and software
- Moving of equipment