The server's OS was updated and most issues resolved.
Due to a failed OS update the server went offline.
The people in charge at E&E decided to delete many of the user accounts. The ordering e-mail to IT can be read here. After enquiries the reply is "Ek is versoek om jou te verwys na Prof Jones. firstname.lastname@example.org"
For some reason the system database got corrupted today, taking user databases along. The software was reset en data restored from a backup dated 2012-03-19 04:00.
Due to the recent hack of winehq.org via their phpmyadmin interface, it was decided to limit access to this server's phpmyadmin to only the Stellenbosch campus.
Due to a faulty motherboard the server is experiencing random crashes.
This server had a hard drive failure this week. Almost all data was recovered and restored. If you are unable to log into your account, please contact the server admin.