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Old 06-01-2010, 08:36 AM   #1
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Set a cronjob to reboot a server every 3 days, to fix any problems


Is this a good idea?

If I make a cronjob to reboot a server every 3 days at like 2am?

This way it will free up ram, etc and cause less problems right?

I know a guy that is doing this, and I'm trying to convince him otherwise.
 
Old 06-01-2010, 08:40 AM   #2
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Hi,

An automated reboot when you have problems is a work-around at best.

Fixing the problems seems the way to go.

Just my 2c.

Anyway, hope this helps.
 
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It's an attrocious idea! Never reboot unless you have to. Never ever reboot on a schedule. whatever the issues you have there IS a better way.
 
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It's an attrocious idea! Never reboot unless you have to. Never ever reboot on a schedule. whatever the issues you have there IS a better way.
Thanks! That's what I was thinking too.
 
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I will restart some services on cron when there is no alternative and the software in question can't / won't be upgraded or fixed for various reasons. But if you are a Linux admin, then keeping that box itself up is absolutely your responsibility. It's crude, but a worthwhile metric in some ways to guage your skills.

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Old 06-01-2010, 02:39 PM   #6
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I will restart some services on cron when there is no alternative and the software in question can't / won't be upgraded or fixed for various reasons. But if you are a Linux admin, then keeping that box itself up is absolutely your responsibility. It's crude, but a worthwhile metric in some ways to guage your skills.
I totally agree.
 
  


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