06-02-2018 HW issue affecting some S2S hindcasts availability
We have recently experienced a hardware incident with a tape volume becoming damaged:
From 31 December 2017, half of the hindcast (enfh), perturbed forecast (pf), pressure level data (pl) are not available from tape. Note data cached on disk is still available.
Unfortunately, requests for data from a damaged tape are blocking access to all S2S data. In order to prevent blocking all S2S service via the WebAPI, we have disabled access to that specific dataset (reforecast, perturbed forecast, pressure level) until the problem is resolved.. We apologise for any inconvenience.
As of 19:00 UTC access to all hindcasts has been restored.