Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2011 5:18 AM (in response to DaiVernon)
In the past it was often considered good practice to regularly reboot servers to improve reliability, however this probably dates back to Windows NT Server which was notorious about needing this.
I personally, and I would expect most Mac OS X Server admins, now only reboot if there is an actual need such as wanting to install an upgrade or additional software needing a reboot. My servers otherwise are running for months at a time.
If you do want to set up a regular auto-reboot, there is no built-in command to do this, but you could use Energy-Saver to set the server to shutdown at say 4am on a Sunday, and to turn on at 4:30am on Sunday.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2011 12:57 PM (in response to DaiVernon)
My experience is as John's.
I schedule a daily sleep of the server in the early morning, but I only restart after a drive repair. Both of these may be holdovers from when we first got the server some years ago.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2013 8:43 PM (in response to DaiVernon)
I never reboot my servers unless I have a drive failure. I monitor the system logs and this alerts me to something amiss. My 4 servers have a typical uptime in excess of 500 days and still counting. All is very stable unless there is a hardware issue. Running 10.7.5 OS X. Who needs to work weekends?