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I was thinking, as a way to free up ram and processor power to have a cron reboot the server everynight at midnight. Is this a good idea or is ...
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    Wise to cron.daily reboot?


    I was thinking, as a way to free up ram and processor power to have a cron reboot the server everynight at midnight.

    Is this a good idea or is it safe to do?

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    There is probably no good reason to reboot a GNU/Linux box nightly. If there's something specific you're trying to accomplish, chances are there are other ways to get there.

    Also, you don't need to free up RAM (this is not a Windows box). Gentoo wiki put together a small piece on this you should probably read: http://gentoo-wiki.com/FAQ_Linux_Memory_Management

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    ok, thankyou for the useful info

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    Linux is a Unix like system so it has excellent memory management. When you see a system running with 90% of memory in use, you're system is running well. This is because the system caches applications in memory. It will free it as needed for other things.

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