|ICPSR web availability through 9/2011|
During that time the web site was still usable, of course, and lots of functions would have worked normally (viewing pages, download studies, using SDA, etc). But we start our "unavailability counter" whenever any part of the infrastructure is unavailable. But my apologies if you were trying to search our catalog at that time.
Our analysis is that the virtual machine is running out of memory on our current (but old) web server. We have a new 64-bit machine with significantly more memory available, and we'll been prepping it to take over for the old machine. In the process of building the new machine we've been upgrading versions of Red Hat, tomcat, java, and many other key elements, and this has made the going a bit more slow than usual, but should give us a machine with better software. And software that doesn't need to be upgraded right away (I hope!).