There is a server that is used from 4:30 am in the morning until ~ 22:00.
Should it be turned off? I think that it is a server and that it won't have a problem to stay on, but serious professors are telling me that it is dangerous and that HD can fail within 2 years. The server owner believes that his old server running from 1995 without backup and a single hard disk (if the hard disk fails he is screwed) had no problem because he used to turn it off at nights.
What do you believe for this?
Now it has a RAID 1 array, external hard disk backup, and serveral full hard disk backups on DVD and over the internet.