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VML access restored

By Oliver W Duke-Williams, on 26 July 2013

The Microdata Analysis and User Support (MAUS) team at ONS have confirmed that VML access has now been restored. Hurrah! However, some work may unfortunately have been lost; this is from the text of a MAUS email sent to VML users today:

Following the recent hardware incident in the VML which has led to a temporary interruption in the service, I am pleased to say that the fault has been rectified. However, in order to repair the system it was necessary to effect a full restore of all data files from the backup that was created overnight on the 11th of July. This means that any work that was carried out after this date has, regrettably, been lost and cannot be recovered. If this affects you, please accept our sincere apologies for the rework that you will have to do in order to recover what has been lost.

Access should be as normal from Monday, but please do check with MAUS or CeLSIUS staff if you are travelling to use the VML…

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