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By sharon ·
Should a Novell Server be rebooted on a regular basis? We have a novell 4.11 server and its always been a great server. within the last 6 months, our new bosses decided they want the novell server to be rebooted on a weekly basis. Is this good for the server? recently we've had a few server problems. (locked up twice, a corrupt file once) I was wondering if this had anything to do with the new reboot schedule? Thanks for your opinions!

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to rebooting server

as with any server , if there is no problem there is no reason to reboot it. Some correction actions can even be done without a reboot. Of course be rebooting the server and it does not flush all close all pending processes properly you can create "minor problems".

Leopold

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by dlralph In reply to rebooting server

I have 12 novell servers running and reboot them only when necessary. I have a nw 5 server that was last booted January 9, 2000 and that was because a tornado knocked out power for three days. One of the great things is that you can stop and start most pprocesses with no need to reboot. Now if you have a 4.11 server, I would guess that it is fairly old equipment. I think I would avoid rebooting it as much as possible because of the fact that the time when a computer can have the most serious problems is during the boot up phase when power has just been turned back on. David

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by sharon In reply to

Thanks for your input. That confirms what I was thinking.

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