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Hi,
If a Linux Server crashes what  are the different approaches to solve the issue.
What is the firsgt and basic step?
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Krishgudd
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Check the logs on /var/log first then use top to see memory and CPU usage
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if the server crashes how can we check the log files
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can you try to start it again and let me know what are you getting?Because it could be a hardware problem
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what do you mean server crashes ??
it could be too many things
would you be able to little bit more specifiq ??

try to boot the server with installation Cd the go to rescue mode. then try to check , dmesg , /var/log/all log files would be here

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if the server crashes, usually there should be a crash dump.

theoretically, you can analyze that file to understand what happened.

this is if the /var/log files, or the console messages did not tell you already what happened.

http://www.dumpanalysis.org/


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