What is Server Maintenance?

Server maintenance is process of keeping a server software updated and running so that a computer network can operate smoothly and avoid downtime or loss of data. Regular maintenance will keep the server running as expected and will help avoid a total or partial network failure. It includes tasks like reviewing the server’s performance, ensuring that automated system monitoring utilities are properly installed and configured, identifying potential security risks and backing up data at regular intervals.

If you use your server doctor server management solutions, you don’t have to worry about server failure and hacks. They monitor, review and maintain server 24/7, but if you want to maintain and manage your own server, here are few tips that should be part of your server maintenance checklist.

What is Server Maintenance?


Check Disk Usage

Don’t use your production system as an archival system. Delete old logs, emails, and software versions no longer used. Keeping your system free of old software limits security issues. A smaller data footprint means faster recovery. If your usage is exceeding 90% of disk capacity.


Monitor RAID Alarms

All production servers should use RAID. More importantly, you should be monitoring your RAID status. In our decade plus in business, we have worked on countless systems where the RAID failed. As a result, a single disk failure caused a complete system failure.


Update Your OS

Updates for Linux systems are release frequently. Staying on top of these updates can be challenging. This is why we use automated patch management tools and have monitoring in place to alert us when a system is out of date. If you are updating your server manually (not at all).

Server and Workstation Maintenance

IT infrastructure plays a critical role in the daily operations of any business. SN Infotech regular proactive Server and Workstation Maintenance is part of our Managed IT Support service and improves the efficiency and reliability of client IT environments by preventing system downtime and improving business productivity. Server maintenance includes; review of system backup processes and regular testing of data restoration, review of application security updates, review of system capacity and available resources, review system logs for warnings and errors, and review system security and threat prevention.

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Server Maintenance Checklist

  • Server Maintenance includes
  • Review of system backup processes
  • Regular test of data restoration
  • Review of application security updates
  • Review of system capacity and available resources
  • Review system logs for warnings and errors
  • Review system security and threat prevention

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