Solved

What are some routine things I need to do on a daily basis for preventative maintance on a Sun box running Solaris 7?

Posted on 2002-05-21
3
254 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
I've been given the responsbility to monitor our Sun servers. We have 4 sparc systems running Solaris 7.  Would you let me know what I need to perform on a daily basis for preventative maintenance and how often should I reboot these systems?  Right now we reboot one of the servers once a week.

I'm new at this, so any suggestions would be helpful and appreciated.

Dee
0
Comment
Question by:dee43
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 38

Accepted Solution

by:
yuzh earned 100 total points
ID: 7024125
Are you a system administrator?

You daily base tasks might include the followings:

1. Backup your operational data.
2. manage the user accounts
3. Check up the usage of the HD, make sure that the file systems is not full.
   df -k  
   will give you idea about your HD usage.
4. look at your systems logs, eg. /var/adm/messages, /var/adm/sulog etc

5.user support
6.Software installation and upgrade.
7.Security
8.Check system performance.

Note: You don't have to reboot your server once a week.
      We have a lot more Sun boxes than you, some time
      I let them run more a year without reboot them. You
      have to reboot them only if your have problem
       with the the server, or the upgrade (most likely hardware), or power outage.


      Please go to the following site to read some Solaris
adm docs:
      http://docs.sun.com/
      http://wwws.sun.com/software//cover/2001-0220/
      http://home.attbi.com/~sabernet/papers/Solaris.html

      I hope that the about infor can help

=====
yuzh

0
 
LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:yuzh
ID: 7024131
0
 

Author Comment

by:dee43
ID: 7024192
Yes, I am the assistant system administrator. My boss is the primary system administrator.  She will be out maternity leave soon so I want to get a jump start on doing everything now before she leaves.

thanks for the info.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Hello fellow BSD lovers, I've created a patch process for patching openjdk6 for BSD (FreeBSD specifically), although I tried to keep all BSD versions in mind when creating my patch. Welcome to OpenJDK6 on BSD First let me start with a little …
Attention: This article will no longer be maintained. If you have any questions, please feel free to mail me. jgh@FreeBSD.org Please see http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/freebsd-update-server/ for the updated article. It is avail…
Learn how to get help with Linux/Unix bash shell commands. Use help to read help documents for built in bash shell commands.: Use man to interface with the online reference manuals for shell commands.: Use man to search man pages for unknown command…
This video shows how to set up a shell script to accept a positional parameter when called, pass that to a SQL script, accept the output from the statement back and then manipulate it in the Shell.

729 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question