Server maintenance


It ain’t gonna do itself

As with major linux distributions, developers are constantly adding new code and features with the main goal of maintaining a system up to date in the face of constant software change.

In order to rest assured your linux system is up to date and smooth running, there areĀ  a few simple commands to execute from the terminal.

For CentOS/RHEL:

yum -y update

For Ubuntu/debian:

apt update && apt -y dist-upgrade


Keep in mind these updates generally come in effect after a system reboot. This is mainly due to new kernel version which cannot be loaded on-the-fly but rather at startup.

These update commands can be configured as a routine but since a reboot is required in most cases, it would be better to do manually at regular intervals.

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