This document serves as a Root Cause Analysis of the legacy RrefWorks service interruption experienced by Ex Libris customers on December 15, 2019.
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.
The Refworks website was unavailable and experienced by certain Ex Libris customers served by legacy Refworks during the following hours:
December 15th, 2019 from 07:19 AM until 08:14 AM US Pacific time.
During the event, the legacy RefWorks service was unavailable
Root Cause Analysis
Ex Libris Engineers investigated this event to determine the root cause analysis with the following results:
The cause of this failure is still under active investigation
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 are still investigating the root cause of this interruption
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: http://status.exlibrisgroup.com/
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