A server crash can occur for many reasons. Sometimes, there is a server hardware problem, or two hard drives in a RAID 5 crash. However, most crashes are caused by Windows server and software issues.
Usually, a server crash is preceded by error log notifications, which means if a technician is monitoring the server, he will be notified of a problem before a crash occurs. Because monitoring prevents crashes, we include it as part of regular server maintenance plan.
To determine how often server maintenance must be done, consider the
How much money would an unmaintained server crash cost your firm?
Do you have redundancy in your server setup, to fail-over immediately during a server crash?
If your server crashed, would you have to restore weekly, daily, or within 1 hr of the crash?
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