is it good to turn off server at end of day like a pc

at the end of each day, we shut down our computers

is it a good idea to turn off the server each day or on the weekends?
will this cause problems?

thanks
webdottAsked:
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wassa_rCommented:
What is the server used for? Makes no sense to shut down a sever, they're supposed to be up 24/7.
webdottAuthor Commented:
it is used for the office client programs.
the office is only open Mon-Friday 8am-5pm

just thought it may help with energy and the life of the system?
andrew_aj1Commented:
You could shut down your server, but personally i would not. I would implement power saving options such as spinning down the drives after a hour or two of not being used. Also most people backup their servers at night when they are not being used so much. If you do backup your server(which you should) at night this shutting down the system will not let this happen.
I hope this helps. Good luck.

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wassa_rCommented:
It certenly helps with energy. Lifetime is not so much an issue.

A server is a computer as well, so you can turn it off if you like, but you can leave it on as well :). It doesn't really matter, only for energy purposes it would be wise to turn it off.

If you feel like turning it off and on every day, then do that. If you don't, it's fine as long as your server is running stable.
webdottAuthor Commented:
andrew

how do you spin down the drives?
andrew_aj1Commented:
Look under power options in the control panel.
webdottAuthor Commented:
thanks for your help
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