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

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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.

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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

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yuzh

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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.
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