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A sound server maintenance plan

By jennifer.chao ·
If I would to document a server maintenance plan step by step, what do netadmin have to do: daily, weekly, monthly, semi-annual, and annually that could constitute a sound server maintenance plan?

Thank you very much for input.

Jennifer Chao

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by tbradley In reply to A sound server maintenanc ...

Do you want that Microsoft flavored, or Novell flavored ?

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by savatovic In reply to A sound server maintenanc ...

There's lot of writing to cover all. But just to give you some idea:

Daily:
Check backups,
Check system logs

Weekly:
As daily, but more detailed.
Rotate backup tapes to off site storage location.

Monthly:
As weekly.
Store monthly backup to offsite storage location.
Check hardware.
Power down and up server. Check UPS's

Semi-annual
As monthly. Organize some inside cleaning of servers (plan with service provider). Inspection of fans etc.

Annual
As semi-annual. Review logs. Identify possible problem components, bottlenecks.
Identify storage space (disk space available), usage patterns (how users are using their allocated storage space). Archive and clean up old data. Prepare training plan, purchase plan for the management, collect statistics (uptime, downtime) for management etc.

Throughout the year:
Identify key applications and services running on server(s):
Web services, Mail services, Database services, Financial department apps and databases etc.
For each app/service write appropriate maintenance plan.

If you are managing several sites/engineers plan site visits etc.

Plan upgrades (hardware and software)

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