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What are the most important Ubuntu sysadmin tasks, are there any tools for that?

How about a tool with a schedule?

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closed as not constructive by Marco Ceppi Sep 2 '10 at 3:27

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A little vague... –  Nathan Osman Jul 31 '10 at 1:28
Probably should be community wiki –  txwikinger Jul 31 '10 at 1:36
Way too general as a question as well as not even really ubuntu specific either. –  Manfred Moser Jul 31 '10 at 3:27
vague? If a site dedicated to Ubuntu does not have a sysadmin info, it's worthless! Not Ubuntu specific? Ubuntu IS A LINUX DISTRIBUTION. Many issues will overlap, but from a user point of view I want one place for it. I'm not going to research what is Ubuntu specific and what is not. –  aviah Jul 31 '10 at 9:21
I'm voting to close this question as far too vague to be a real question. I'd be up for specific questions with use cases - for example "how do you backup your ubuntu LAMP server?" or "I run a mail server using postfix, are there any ongoing tasks I should be doing regularly?". This question is much too vague. –  Hamish Downer Jul 31 '10 at 15:08

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backups. lots of people lose their data and regret not having regular backups. Schedule depends on needs. Often weekly full backup and daily incremental. There are lots of backup solutions available. It depends on the circumstances and features needed which one is best to use.

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Well, making sure the kernel and packages are up to date is quite important. By default, the Update Manager checks for new packages daily.

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