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    NETWORK ADMINISTRATION

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    by wellmax1.maxwell ·

    I AM MOVING INTO NETWORK ADMINISTRATION.THE CO.NETWORK ADMIN IS OFF FOR 4 MONTHS AND THE BOSS HAS BEEN GROOMING ME TO BE HER ASSISTANT. I COMPLETED THE MCP 70-215 SUCCESSFULLY AND IS NOW DOING SOME HANDS ON.I AM ENCLOSING SOME ROUTINE THAT I COME UP WITH,YOUR INPUT WILL BE WELCOME.MY AIM IS TO BE EFFICIENT.

    DAILY: CHECK ALL PREVIOUS DAY BACKUP TO VALIDATE SUCCESS .

    DAILY :CHECK HUBS,SWITCHS, RIREWAL,MODEM TO DETERMINE IF THEY WORKING PROPRLY

    DAILY : CHECK SERVERS TO ENSURE UP AND RUNNING

    DAILY:UPDATE SYMANTEC NORTON ANTI-VIRUS DEFINITIONS

    DAILY:CHECK SERVER FOR ANY COMPUTER THAT MAY BE INFECTED WITH THREADS OR VIRUS

    DAILY:CHEK LOTUS NOTES TO ENSURE THAT NO MAIL IS STUCK IN PARENT COMPANY

    CHECK TAPE DRIVES ON SERVER TO DETERMINE IF THEY ARE FAULTY OR NEEDS CLEANING

    BACKUP TAPES -THE MOST RECENT ONES ARE TO BE TAKEN HOME AND RETURN THE NEXT
    DAY TO BE STORED OFF SITE

    DELETE THE OLD BACKUP FILES TO SAVE SPACE ON SERVER

    END OF MONTH TAPES MUST BE MARKED AS FROZEN AND STORED IN THE FILING CABINET.
    NEW TAPES MUST BE CREATED .

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    • #3313510

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      by rewrite ·

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      Looks good. The only thing I would question is storing the end-of-month tapes in a filing cabinet (if it’s onsite). If you’re freezing the tapes they should be stored off-site for your document retention period.

      Cheers.

      RW

    • #3313394

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      by haileyan ·

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      Monitor how long your backups take to run. If backup takes 8 hours keep in mind that it will take longer than 8 hours for a full restore. If you backup multiple systems on the same tape consider spreading the backup load to another server. Thios will greatly reduce restore times in a disaster. One because there is less data on each tape to restore and two because more than one restore can take place at a time.

      Monitor how much free space remains on your tape after backup. Keep a log so that you can anticipate when you get close to running out of storage space on the tapes before it actually happens. Bad news to find out that you ran out of space and end up with incomplete backups for days or weeks before you implement an additional backup system somewhere.

      I recommend getting a safe deposit box a few blocks away from your office. They are cheap at maybe $60 a year. If you have a disaster at your office chances are your tapes will be safe a few blocks away. I would kep all tapes there only bringing back daily what you need for that night.

      • #3313392

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        by haileyan ·

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        Some document archive companies provide tape rotation services. They will pick up and deleiver the tapes you need on your schedule. This type of service can cost from $100 and up.

    • #3313369

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      by bfilmfan ·

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      My first advice is to not type in all caps. It is very difficult to read and gives your message the appearance of shouting.

      I am assuming that you are a Microsoft shop based on your successful completion of Managing a Windows 2000 Server examination, so here are some additionals:

      Review server security logs for events.

      Run the command Repadmin /showreps > C:\logstorage\yourservername.log to have verify AD replication.

      Verify functionality of the FSMO’s with the command Dcdiag > c:\logstore\yourservernamedcreport.log

      Review Lotus Non-Delivery reports and mesage queues.

      Review anti-virus and spam-filter for email system (if you have one).

    • #3313298

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      by wellmax1.maxwell ·

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      Hi All

      Nice pointers,I used 8gb tapes,

      my network drive 16.9 gb and usage is 13.50gb with 3.38gb free is this getting critical.

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