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Server maintenance involves the process of keeping a server updated and
running so that a computer network can operate smoothly. If server maintenance
is not conducted on a computer network, regardless of whether the network is
small or large, your application software usually will not run as well as
expected. In some cases, a network may even experience total or partial network
failure if proper maintenance is not conducted.
Impress Computers will review the server's performance as well as potential security risks and backup protocols at regular intervals. As part of preventative maintenance, an administrator typically ensures that automated system monitoring utilities are installed and appropriately configured. These utilities often come with the server’s hardware package.
Even with automated utilities in place, a solid server
maintenance plan requires several basic steps. First Impress Computers will
conduct a thorough examination of the
network, including checking server log files, hard disk space, folder
permissions, and redundancy. This review usually also includes monitoring
network temperature applications to ensure the server does not get too hot. If
a machine overheats, for example, vital equipment like the central processing
unit, memory, or motherboard can be impacted.
Security and application functionality will also be examined as part of
server maintenance. If required, security patches will be installed on
individual computers within the network to ensure data is securely being
maintained. The security review will also include reading server logs for
evidence of computer hacking attempts or security alerts. In addition Impress
Computers will ensure that antivirus software is updated on all of the computers
in the network.
During server maintenance, any essential service packs and software updates will be made to the network computers. Typically, these items can be installed after working hours so that network user activity is not disturbed..
A server maintenance plan will also include a comprehensive backup plan. In the event of a system failure, the backup data will be vital in helping the network users retrieve their stored information. Depending on what kind of data is stored on a server, it may need to be backed up daily, weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly.