Skip to main content
  • Subscribe by RSS
  • Ex Libris Knowledge Center

    Alma EU00 - RCA - June 8, 2020


    This document serves as a Root Cause Analysis for the service interruption experienced by Ex Libris customers.
    The goal of this document is to share our findings regarding the event, specify the root cause analysis, outline actions to be taken to solve the downtime event, as well as preventive measures Ex Libris is taking to avoid similar cases in future.

    Event Timeline

    Service interruption was experienced by Ex Libris customers served by the Alma EU00 instance at the Amsterdam Data Center during the following hours:

    June 8th , 2020 from 11:26 AM until 11:33 AM Amsterdam time

    During the event, the service was unavailable for the environment.

    Root Cause Analysis

    Ex Libris Engineers investigated this event to determine the root cause with the following results:

    A routine statistics gathering process on one of the DB tables caused an issue with the DB and eventually a service disruption

    Technical Action Items and Preventive Measures

    Ex Libris has taken the following action and preventive measures to avoid such an occurrence in future:

    • Ex Libris engineers stopped the statistics gathering during the event. A permanent fix was applied to the environment on 08/06/2020.
      We are closely monitoring the system to make sure the fix is working as expected.



    Customer Communication

    ExLibris is committed to providing customers with prompt and ongoing updates during Cloud events. Ongoing and prompt updates on service interruptions appear in the system status portal at this address:

    These updates are automatically sent as emails to registered customers.

    Publication History

    Date Publication History
    June 15, 2020 Initial Publication
    July 1, 2020 Hours fix



    • Was this article helpful?