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By tigre_269 ·
How often is it recommended to reboot NT servers to reallocate resources? I've checked resources through Task Manger, and performance monitor, memory utilization was not peaked. But I'm still required to reboot some servers every night. Please advise. Thank You.

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by aekland In reply to NT Resources

IT depends on what it is doing and the issues you are facing. Some people will say servers should be rebooted once a month, while others will let a stable server run forever. Why are you rebooting some of the servers every night? Is performance degraded, is it unstable? Anything more than once a month I would consider a problem.

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by aekland In reply to NT Resources

I don't much about lotus but judgin from exchange I would say rebooting it more than once a month is to much. I would follow answer two say and try to find out what is going on by looking at the event viewer and make sure it is not a hardware bottleneck. Check for updates and patches as well.

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by tigre_269 In reply to NT Resources

The server is the Lotus Notes Admin server.

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by spiceman In reply to NT Resources

I reboot our servers only once every month for maintenance like virus and other software updates where some require a re-boot for changes to take effect. If no reboot is requested I reboot servers only once every 3 months! It is not uncommon for servers to not be rebooted for a year!

If a daily reboot is required to clear cache then there are utilities to use for that. I would be worried by rebooting of server on a daily basis as serves no useful purpose at all.

If you are running performance monitors and they show no requirement for additional memory, CPU power or hard disk space then there is no need to reboot. Too much rebooting will increase wear and tear rather than help, unless there is a problem with some of the services running.

Your best bet is to go through the event viewer and try to eliminate cause of any of the failed startup sequences and set services to manual if sure that they are not required in the control panel.

good luck

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by tigre_269 In reply to NT Resources

I agree, at my previous company, we were an NT/Exchange shop and we never rebooted our servers unless necessary. Thank you.

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by RonnonF In reply to NT Resources

I think you might be better off rebooting the machine only when absolutley nec. After instaling patches/sware or power outages.

By constantly rebooting a machine (server) you can open a whole bag of probs.

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