Server Administration

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Can anyone tell me what should be done to keep a server 'healthy' at all time? What sort of routine an administrator should go through daily, weekly, monthly etc. What are the things an administrator do...?
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Few routine tasks are:

1) Event viewer check
2) Manual Virus/Trojan scan and if that’s done automatically, review of logs
3) Disk Defrag (weekly will be fine)
4) Run the Task Manager and check for presence of any illegitimate processes…if a root kit is there, then an AV or trojan scanner may not be able to detect it

5)Also check logs of whatever application installed; for eg. if mail server is there, check logs to see if the mail flow is smooth, its not compromised etc.
6) Verify backups of system state

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