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Old 09-25-2006, 08:23 AM   #1
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reboot frequency


I am running rhel 3 with oracle 10g. How often should I reboot the servers?
 
Old 09-25-2006, 10:18 AM   #2
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Why reboot if you're not having problems? And if you're having problems like a memory leak or something, a reboot is only a bandaid, although sometimes a hastily needed bandaid depending on your circumstances.

Are you seeing problems that make you want to reboot?
 
Old 09-25-2006, 10:26 AM   #3
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A Linux server never requires a reboot; they can run continuously for years, and sometimes do.

Yes, indeed... if you're seeing something that prompts you to consider rebooting, you need to instead figure out where the problem is.
 
Old 09-25-2006, 10:39 AM   #4
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The oracle database used to run on w2k and I needed to reboot the server weekly.
 
Old 09-25-2006, 10:49 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by steinz
The oracle database used to run on w2k and I needed to reboot the server weekly.
Hehehe jokes aside, you just need to observe it, and how it's managing resources, if they are always within a 'safe' level then you won't need to reboot.

If it chews up all it's RAM in a few days and almost dies, well like above, rebooting is still a bandaid and you will need to find the problem.
 
  


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