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Server Reboots

By mocheeze ·
Had a question about server reboots. How do you perform one? I will be starting a new job soon, and one thing he said that I will be doing is server reboots. I know i will learn there but trying to get all the info i can so i can be ahead for training. I dont know to much about servers but I have to soon. would you suggest me read up on somethings before I go into training? I would like to just to get some good foundation knowledge, and if so what book?


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by BFilmFan In reply to Server Reboots

What OS is the server?

The general rules for rebooting the server are:

Make sure that the fact the server is being rebooted are communicated to the users.

Make sure no services, backup jobs, etc that are criticial are operating.

Use the OS functionality to **** down the server.

Power server off.

Power server on.

Send email to user community when server is once again functional and ready to use.

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by TomSal In reply to Server Reboots

More or less I agree with what BFilmFan posted already...

The first thing, and this would be regardless of your experience level, when coming into a new company where you have no clue their network design, their business model, what software they use, etc....first make sure you have any documentation the IT department can provide as far as hardware the company uses, software it uses (and who uses it), network documentation, etc.

I'm the type of admin where I don't feel comfortable unless I know:

What server does what?
What software is installed where?
Is one server dependent on another? (ie. if I shut down server A, will it cause server B to not function correctly until its restarted?).


Then all the procedures BFilmFan posted should be followed.

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