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4 Things You Need to Do to Reduce the Risk of Server Failure

Server failure is one of the worst things that can happen on your network, not only causing downtime, but it can also lead to data loss, depending on the state of your backup. There are many reasons for a server to crash, such as a power outage during a storm, a hardware malfunction, or an operating system crash. Sometimes a server failure is unavoidable, but there are ways you can do to reduce the risk of server failure.

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1. Keeping Your Server Cool
It's crucial to keep your server cool to increase its lifespan and ensure that it operates effectively. IT professionals advise keeping servers between 55 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit, while the high limit may be much higher for more recent servers that are designed to handle heat better. In either case, you must have a sizable fan in your server room to use during periods of increased heat or as a backup in the event that the building's cooling system malfunctions.

2. Keep it Clean
Your server can have issues very fast as a result of dust, dirt, and other particles in the server room. This is just one of the reasons it's crucial to frequently clean your server and maintain your server room tidy. Anything caught in a server can affect the quality and life of the server and, in the worst case, causing a fire. To keep your server in top condition, we recommend hiring a specialist or expert who does deep cleaning about once a month.

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3. Ensure You Have the Appropriate Server
Some people find that purchasing a smaller server helps them save money when beginning a business. Over time, this can be very harmful. Every server needs to be the right size for the data requirements of the businesses it supports. Track your server to make room for incoming data as your company expands if it isn't the proper size but can handle the upgrade. The lifespan of the server decreases with the amount of data, users, and applications that are loaded onto it. The server gradually loses functionality and may eventually fail if it is too tiny to handle the demand for data.

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4. Stabilized the server's power
A UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) battery needs to be installed in the server room to steady the power supply to the server. In all circumstances, you must ensure that the server is operational. With power stabilization, the server is protected against power spikes and changes in voltage. Equipment has a tough time with power surges and outages, therefore regulating power with a UPS is crucial.

A catastrophic event could occur due to a server failure. However, it can be decreased by following solid best practices. Contact ACM today at 6259 5962 or drop us an email at info@achievement.com.sg to see what we can do for your server.

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