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Sun™ ONE Messaging Server: Practices and Techniques for Enterprise Customers by Dave Pickens

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Periodic Maintenance Checklists

It is a good idea to create and maintain checklists for your periodic maintenance. Documented procedures, policies, and checklists are always more consistent than trying to recall whether the system has been patched or backed up.

This section contains descriptions of daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual checks.

Daily Checks

The items that you should check daily are:

  • Review log files for abnormalities.

    Yes, lots of data is logged and it is a pain to review the log files. It is very easy to skip this, but reviewing the log files is also one of the easiest ways to detect errors or abnormalities before they become problems. Often, errors or abnormalities can get buried in the log. The key is to look for specific ...

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