BLAST downtime now over

To our BLAST users,

BLAST is online again, the maintenance is finished.

Thank you for your patience.

The Ensembl team.

We have scheduled some downtime for our BLAST database servers on Monday 10th August *Postponed to Tuesday, 11 Aug*, in order to install some security patches. We will also be trying out an upgrade path and pushing that out to the main BLAST server if it proves compatible. There will be a downtime of between 30 minutes and 12 hours, depending on how smoothly the maintenance goes. The rest of the Ensembl website should be unaffected.

We suggest that you avoid running BLAST or BLAT searches in the 48 hours preceding the maintenance work as we cannot guarantee that data will not be lost. We will update this post as soon as the maintanance has been finished.

Thank you for your patience,
The Ensembl Team