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Old 06-22-2004, 04:40 PM   #1
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Linux maintenance?


Are maintenance tasks such as defragmentation and file cleanup a necessity with Linux? I know with Windows, everything goes to hell without them. Are there even such things as those with Linux?
 
Old 06-22-2004, 04:45 PM   #2
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This has been asked before - the answer is that Linux frags so much less than Windows that we tend not to worry about it.
 
Old 06-22-2004, 04:47 PM   #3
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Thank you, and sorry for repeating a question. I did search for "maintenance" without finding anything though, next time I'll make sure to search thoroughly before posting.
 
Old 06-22-2004, 04:47 PM   #4
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In general, they're not needed. The only thing is that you should keep partition usage at max 70-80%. That will keep the filesystem clean. There are defragmentation tools, but rather experimental and for use when you really have to. I don't remember any name, but if you search this site, you should be able to find a link for an example.
 
Old 06-22-2004, 05:02 PM   #5
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AF; take a look at this :http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/HOWTO-INDEX
all sections lots of information with tips and work arounds.
 
Old 06-22-2004, 07:06 PM   #6
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Not to be a smart ass but dont forget to forget windows. Linux != Windows.
 
Old 06-23-2004, 12:05 AM   #7
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Mara, penguin, thank you both.

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Not to be a smart ass but dont forget to forget windows. Linux != Windows.
If I thought they were equal then I wouldn't have asked that question.
 
  


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