Having a proper schedule for your various computer maintenance tasks is crucial to having a viable way of doing disaster recovery.This area of maintenance is often neglected over time, especially on older systems.Failure to have proper maintenance procedures can also effect your system performance.
Here is a recent example of this is:
CCS inherited an orphaned customer that had All of the following maintenance tasks scheduled at the same starting times, or at times that over-lapped each other:
Nightly Hard Drive Defrags.
Nightly Full System backups.
Nightly Remote Polling Operations.
Windows Update Downloads and installations.
The main problem with the above scenario is that its a great way to corrupt your operating system and application software. The server could hang, the backups might be incomplete, the polling could fail, and their database could become irreversibly corrupted.
Here is another customer example:
A customer was complaining that their system was really slow early in the morning, and this was affecting staff job performance. The staff normally came in around 7:30 AM. This slowness would continue until around 11:00 AM daily. It was later determined that the Tape back-up had been scheduled to start at 6:00 AM. It was running while they were using other applications. Worse it was using most of the system resources and locking critical files.
If you would like to have your system reviewed for any maintenance scheduling conflicts, please contact the CCS Retail Systems Support Department.