Chapter 9. Various & Sundry Administrative Tasks

Table of Contents
9.1. Checking Storage Space
9.2. Managing Processes
9.3. Starting and Stopping Processes
9.4. Automating Tasks with Cron and Crontab files

Linux has proven itself to be extremely reliable during the over four years I have had it in service as an Internet server and requires very little hands-on administration to keep it running. Where possible, many repetitive or tedious administrative tasks can and should be automated through crontab entries and script files. However, to ensure that Linux continues to operate in a trouble-free manner, various quick checks can be done from time to time. These include: