Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures & Augmented Reality
Lehrstuhl für Informatikanwendungen in der Medizin & Augmented Reality

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Do's and Don'ts for Client and Server Administration

Or: How to ruin your system availability. smile

This list is based on experience, fell free to extend it!


  • ...reboot your system once to see if it boots cleanly, before you add or remove any hardware.
  • ...remount file systems as read-only on the file server before performing any major changes.


  • ...change anything on the central file server if you are not physically present.
  • ...intall a new kernel without rebooting afterwards to test it.
  • ...make any changes to a server without announcing them first.

-- AsaMacWilliams - 05 Sep 2003

Edit | Attach | Refresh | Diffs | More | Revision r1.2 - 17 Mar 2005 - 21:05 - NikolasDoerfler

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