CDS News - Breaking News   [updated 27 Jun 2017]

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Item added 27/06/17

CrystalWorks searching is now restored

The process took approximately 1 hour. Apologies for the longer time than originally expected.

Item added 27/06/17

There will be system changes to the MariaDB system today at 13:00GMT

CrystalWorks searching will be out of action for a period - the system will appear to hang. Hopefully the changes will take up to only 15 minutes, but the system should be considered at risk for up to an hour.