2 Replies Latest reply on May 15, 2013 1:04 PM by Jeffrey Line

    Daily admin routines

    Ryan Pagila



      I am new to server administration.  I am wondering what daily best practice routines any one follows?  My daily routine is pretty much focused on monitoring the tasks and activity on tabbed administration Analysis Views to make sure things haven't "broken."


      Does anyone have tips for monitoring performance and other aspects? 




        • 1. Re: Daily admin routines
          Toby Erkson

          I check the Maintenance >> Background Tasks and look for errors.  I have my own viz to show me the last time a workbook was viewed because if it's been over 15 months without being seen then most likely it's no longer needed.  We're just starting out with Tableau so I'm looking to external guidelines as well.

          • 2. Re: Daily admin routines
            Jeffrey Line

            We are justing starting out with server and are also looking for ways to automate and monitor some of the admin tasks.


            Some of the items that we'll be planning to do.

            1. Performing a weekly backup of the Tableau environment.

            2. Checking to see when the last time a user logged intop the system. If not in 45 days we'll unlicense them. We have a name user license model.

            3. Daily syncing of our AD groups with new users to the system.

            4. Also flagging workbooks that need to be removed.