Service status update: sequence related widgets restored

Over the weekend the database that houses sequences at WormBase became unavailable. Any features that require sequence (such as the location or sequence widgets) started to fail. Apologies for the inconvenience. We’ve already put a few changes in place to prevent a repeat of this event.

Possible service interruptions, 31 August 2010

We’re relocating some services to a new hosting facility beginning at 10AM ET (GMT -5), Tuesday August 31, 2010. We plan to maintain systems at the old facility during this transition, but because these upgrades require modifications to the global domain name system records, you may encounter intermittent service interruptions or “server not found” errors. We apologize in advance for any difficulties.

Typically updates such as this propagate throughout the DNS system within hours but may take up to 48 hours to fully resolve.