What is the recommended intervals for server reboots?

August 25, 2017 1k views
Getting Started Ubuntu 16.04

Is there a best practice to rebooting the servers? I'm wondering if a regular Ubuntu 16.04 install needs to be rebooted once a week, month, year?

3 Answers
Woet August 25, 2017
Accepted Answer

No, it's not Windows. Only kernel updates require reboots.

There is no need to reboot every month, check if there is a kernel update available from commandline. You need to reboot everytime when you update kernel.

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