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    Re: Scheduling Weekly Reboots

    Quote Originally Posted by TheFu View Post
    Hope you realize those are just comments for reminders what each column means. Nothing more.
    I do and thanks (seriously). The service should restart on Sunday; I'll check and see how responsive the server is after that and report back. I copied that data and put it in the crontab file for future reference.

    Thanks again!

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    Re: Scheduling Weekly Reboots

    Quote Originally Posted by linuxnoob87 View Post
    I know that if I don't reboot weekly (or so) that I can't SSH in. It's running in a VM with plenty of RAM and CPU. I'm hoping that weekly restarts of the Plex service will fix the issue.
    something is wrong somewhere if it doesn't let you SSH after any number of days of uptime. most everyone else here knows that and would want to figure out what it is that is wrong. it could be a misconfiguration in plex or somewhere else.

    have you considered the idea of just restarting SSH every week instead of the whole system?
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    Re: Scheduling Weekly Reboots

    I run a plex server on 16.04; upgraded it from 14.04 before that. Never seen anything like this. I doubt restarting plex will help. Check the system log files for any warnings or errrors. Look at the nearby entries to see what is giving issues. A failing disk with corrupt data can cause all sorts of funky issues. So can a not-yet-dead PSU.

    ssh failures would be a network issue or firewall issue, IME. I would turn up the logging for all clients and on the server to solve that issue.

    If ssh crashed, I'd physically go to the machine and login there, trying different TTYs until one worked. If none worked, I'd look at systemd-logind for the issue.

    Startup stuff has changed with every recent LTS. We don't know the release of the OS being run.

    But that wasn't the question in this thread.

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    Re: Scheduling Weekly Reboots

    Quote Originally Posted by Skaperen View Post
    something is wrong somewhere if it doesn't let you SSH after any number of days of uptime. most everyone else here knows that and would want to figure out what it is that is wrong. it could be a misconfiguration in plex or somewhere else.

    have you considered the idea of just restarting SSH every week instead of the whole system?

    Would it make more sense to restart SSH or the Plex service weekly?

    I've not done much to my install of Ubuntu Server so I don't know why this happens (just that it happens)

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    Re: Scheduling Weekly Reboots

    Quote Originally Posted by linuxnoob87 View Post
    Would it make more sense to restart SSH or the Plex service weekly?

    I've not done much to my install of Ubuntu Server so I don't know why this happens (just that it happens)
    No. Restarting services that run fine, indefinitely, for everyone else in the world isn't a solution. Linux isn't Windows.

    Figure out the root cause, fix that.

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