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Uptime Best Practice Question


Has anyone established a best practice of "server maintenance" i.e.
rebooting servers?

Is there anything to be gained by rebooting a server once a month? once
a quarter? etc...etc...

I know that Netware servers are supposed to be self-tuning.....


Thank You.


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Re: Uptime Best Practice Question

On 23/06/06 kaineilsen wrote:
> Is there anything to be gained by rebooting a server once a month?
> once a quarter?


No.
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Re: Uptime Best Practice Question

Nope -- about the only time I down a server is for hardware upgrades or
deploying SP's.


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Re: Uptime Best Practice Question

In novell.support.open-enterprise-server.netware.administration-tools kaineilsen <kaineilsen.29twnb@no-mx.com> wrote:

> Has anyone established a best practice of "server maintenance" i.e.
> rebooting servers?


Our UNIX-like systems seem to like a monthly reboot, but our NetWare
servers don't. Our Windows servers get rebooted monthly due to Patch
Tuesday, so we haven't seen an uptime long enough on that end of the house
to see if we're gaining anything by having a monthly reboot.

> Is there anything to be gained by rebooting a server once a month? once
> a quarter? etc...etc...


None that I know of. Our file-serving cluster will run just happily for
months on end. Downtime is caused by badly tuned service-packs, and I
understand Novell has finally gotten that problem largely beaten down with
SP5 + a few post-SP patches.

Don't let peer-pressure force you into unneeded downtime!




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Re: Uptime Best Practice Question

kaineilsen wrote:

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> Has anyone established a best practice of "server maintenance" i.e.
> rebooting servers?
>
> Is there anything to be gained by rebooting a server once a month?
> once a quarter? etc...etc...


I only would reboot servers when needed (patches, abends etc)


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