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HP Server need to restart at regular basis ?

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PARK FOH CHIN
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HP Server need to restart at regular basis ?

Hi,
I was asked by management to check if there is any guidelines to restart HP Server (running on HP-UX) how many times per year.

Currently, we have preventive maintenance once per year but out management said once per year to restart HPUX server is not healthy.

Pls advise.
Thanks & regards
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Torsten.
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Re: HP Server need to restart at regular basis ?

Unlike some other OS there is no really need to restart the server, but you should consider to plan patch sessions.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Ganesan R
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Re: HP Server need to restart at regular basis ?

Hi,

I have seen servers running years without reboot. These servers are designed in such a way that it could run continiously in good air conditioning environment.

Whenever there is a requirement like patching, application deployment, configuration changes or scheduled maintenance windows it needs reboot.
Best wishes,

Ganesh.
Steven E. Protter
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Re: HP Server need to restart at regular basis ?

Shalom,

Normally the answer is you should only need to restart an HP-UX server twice a year when you install bi-annual patch updates on it.

This will vary depending on what applications you are running. A single application with a memory leak will cause you to need to restart the server or underlying application more frequently.

I've heard stories of HP-UX systems being run for three years without a reboot. To go so long may be best practice, but is possible.

It's not windows. It need not be booted three times a week to keep it functioning.

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PARK FOH CHIN
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Re: HP Server need to restart at regular basis ?

Good comments.