We’re pleased to announce that Ensembl now provides a public MySQL server hosted in Singapore – asiadb.ensembl.org. For users in that part of the world this should be much faster to query than the main server (ensembldb.ensembl.org) which is based in the UK. The new mirror server is similar to our US based mirror in that it contains databases for the two latest releases of Ensembl only; if you require access to earlier data you will need to continue to use ensembldb.ensembl.org. Please see the Ensembl website for connection details.

The Wellcome Trust Genome Campus as well as the Sanger Institute and the EBI are closed for the holiday period between 23 December and 2 January. Ensembl browsers (www.ensembl.org, useast.ensembl.org. uswest.ensembl.org. and asia.ensembl.org) along with underlying databases will remain accessible during this time, however, if we experience any issues, associated fixes are likely to be delayed.

As usual, API or local installation issues can be reported to our developer mailing list (the archive is searchable at http://lists.ensembl.org/pipermail/dev/), and questions or reports about the browser or underlying data can be emailed to helpdesk (this is a private list). However, please expect delays in replying to your question up to 4 January 2013.

Have a good end to the year. We look forward to hearing from you in 2013.

All Sanger located Ensembl based websites (www.ensembl.org, pre.ensembl.org, archives and vega.sanger.ac.uk) will be unavailable for a short period on Mon, 16th July from 1300 GMT. We expect the maintenance to be completed within the hour.

Ensembl mirrors (useast.ensembl.org, uswest.ensembl.org and asia.ensembl.org) will continue to operate, but note that user logins from these will not be available during this period.

Apologies for the inconvenience this may cause.

BLAST and BLAT will be unavailable for a short period from 13.00 BST on Wed 20th June due to some hardware maintenance being required. We expect this work to be complete within the hour. This will affect the main Ensembl site and the mirror sites.

BLAST and BLAT will be unavailable for a short period from 13.00 BST on Thur 24th due to some hardware maintenance being required. We expect this work to be complete within the hour.
This will affect the main Ensembl site, mirror sites, Vega and Pre Ensembl.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused,

Regards,

Steve

Due to urgent maintenance being required, all Sanger located Ensembl based websites (www.ensembl.org, pre.ensembl.org, archives and vega.sanger.ac.uk) will be unavailable for a short period on Thur, 17th May from 1300 GMT. We expect the work to be completed within the hour.

Ensembl mirrors (useast.ensembl.org, uswest.ensembl.org and asia.ensembl.org) will continue to operate, but note that user logins from these will not be available during this period.

Apologies for the inconvenience this may cause.

Due to a network problem, all of the Ensembl Genomes sites such as http://plants.ensembl.org and http://www.ensemblgenomes.org are currently offline.  Other EBI services are also affected (including ENA and EGA).  Our network providers are working to fix the problem, and will have EBI resources back online when possible.

The Ensembl website is live and unaffected.  Biomart provides access to Ensembl Genomes data during this period.

[UPDATE: All services are operating normally.]

Regards,

The Ensembl and Ensembl Genomes teams

The Sanger datacentre will be closing down for maintenance from midday (UK time) on Friday 21st October, until the evening of Sunday 23rd October.

If you wish to use the Ensembl browser, try:

uswest.ensembl.org

useast.ensembl.org

asia.ensembl.org

As a result all Sanger-hosted Ensembl websites, including www.ensembl.org, Vega, Pre!, beta and archives, will be offline for this period. Mirror sites should remain online, but services dependent on Sanger systems, including user accounts and BLAST, will not be available.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

An urgent firmware update by sanger systems will result in downtime on the main site (www.ensembl.org) for 30 minutes (expected) at 4 PM UK time (BST) today, 9 September.  The services affected will be the websites (www.ensembl.org, archive sites, vega.sanger.ac.uk, pre.ensembl.org) and the MySQL servers (ensembldb.ensembl.org and martdb.ensembl.org).

Please use our mirror sites for web browsing and database queries.  The mirrors will be fully functional, apart from BLAST and user logins, and can be found here:

useast.ensembl.org, uswest.ensembl.org, or asia.ensembl.org

Thank you for your patience,

Ensembl Team

 

Please be aware that the Sanger Institute is participating in World IPv6 Day on Wednesday 8th June. There should hopefully be no disruption to Ensembl services during this time, but if you do have any problems accessing any of our sites, do let us know.

We will also be undertaking preventive maintenance on all our database servers on the morning of Wednesday 8th. As a result, all UK-based Ensembl sites (including archives) will be unable to serve dynamic content for a period of about 30 minutes at around 9.30 am UK time, and may be disabled entirely. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.