Appendix - Server Maintenance Best Practices

In order to maintain trouble -free system, the following maintenance practices are recommended:

Weekly:

Check system for audible and visual (front and power supply LEDs light) alarms

Check that system hard drive (ex. C:\)  has at least 10% free space

Make sure that media files are not stored on the desktop or media files are not played from the System Drive (ex. C :\)

Monthly:

Weekly Check list PLUS

Check Windows System Logs for Errors

Check the RAID controller ( if installed) for Errors

Clear temporary files

Quarterly:

Weekly, Monthly Check lists PLUS

Check Storage for Fragmentation issues

(If Defragmentation is needed - should be performed when Off – Air)

Reboot the system to clear possible internal OS( Windows) inconsistencies

Yearly:

Quarterly, Weekly, Monthly Check lists PLUS

Clean server from dust, if necessary (power must be off, if you will open the chassis)

Replace any chassis filters – if applicable