Looking for some advice. We have a small internal 2007 farm with a potential user base of 400 although active users is much smaller. About 10 sites each with many sub sites. We run a weekly "shutdown" script that restarts the services and IIS. However one night the sp farm never came back up as one of the sites exceeded the 90 second shutdown timeout.
So now the question is, do we really need to have a scheduled "restart" to free up runaway processes or memory leaks? I know it was an issue in the past but what is the best practices in this regard? In terms of 24x7 availability should we cease this restart script?
Thanks in advance.