Posts Tagged ‘Checklist’

1) Check server for latest available service packs and updates

2) Confirm file format (NTFS)

3) Check end-user disk quota availability and restrictions

4) Check File/Folder share permissions

5) Check and verify AV signatures. Ensure that AV scans for file server are scheduled for after-hours. Also make sure that AV auto-protection is ON

6) Check and verify that data drive (usually the non-OS) has at least 10% free disk space (may vary depending on your requirements)

7) Use any of the following paid/free tools (to name a few) for directory/folder size reporting so that you are able to determine what is hogging space on your data drive:

8) Perform disk cleanup. Manually delete temporary files or use one the following third party tools

9) Check and confirm that successful backup of the data has been taking place

10) Review security related vulnerabilities; check event logs – security

11) Review data (files/folders) on the server

  • Old and useless data can be purged
  • Old but required data can be moved to portable storage (external HDD, DVDs) and stored in fire-proof cabinet

12) Age of Files for archival purpose can be estimated by using tool like

13) Check if shadow copy feature is enabled and that there enough storage for the shadow copies (preferably on separate volume on another disk)

14) Keep a log/report of tasks perform for comparison for next audit/maintenance