Server maintenance involves keeping a server software updated and running so that a computer network can operate smoothly.Server maintenance tasks include reviewing the server’s performance, ensuring that automated system monitoring utilities are properly installed and configured.
Importance of Server Maintenance
Advantages of Server Maintenance
Benefits of Server Maintenance
Why server maintenance important?
Think of server maintenance as putting gas in your car. You wouldn’t wait until you completely run out of gas to go buy some more, because at that point you wouldn’t be able to drive any further. No, you want to fill your car up with gas before your car is on empty.
You fill up your car as you need, but you also think ahead and put in extra for the longer trips. Server maintenance is no different. You want to take care of your server before it’s too late, maintaining current needs, while also looking to the future.
What is a server?
It is made up of similar components to your regular desktop computer, like a motherboard, processing chip, memory etc. But the parts of a server are sturdier and designed to handle more exhausting jobs.
For instance, servers have a much larger memory capacity than regular computers because they have more RAM. Having more memory, requires having higher quality parts to support that high storage capacity.
Server Maintenance Checklist
Servers are amazing things. They hum along 24/7, usually without issue, but like any machine they do require some maintenance.
Simple maintenance and monitoring can often prevent a server failure from turning into a server disaster. For example, I’ve had people call in a panic that there server has crashed. We begin to investigate to discover that their RAID failed last year, their backups stopped three months ago and their disk reached 100% capacity, corrupting their database.