How to email admins automatically after a Linux server starts?

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Managing a cluster of servers, I would like to notified when a server is started. How to make the Linux servers email me or other admins automatically after they are started? I did this by adding a crontab entry on each servers like @reboot date | mailx -S smtp=smtp://smtp.example.com -s “`hostname` started” -r zma@example.com zma@example.com
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How to add a crontab entry from a shell script on Linux?

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crontab -e will start an editor to edit the crontab entries. But how to add a crontab entry from a shell script on Linux without interaction from users? You can try this piece of script: (crontab -l; echo “@reboot echo “rebooted””;) | crontab – Note that the update by this line of script is not
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How to install no-ip update client on Linux Mint?

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How to install no-ip.com update client noip2 on Linux Mint 17? First, install the noip2 client: sudo su – cd /usr/local/src wget http://www.no-ip.com/client/linux/noip-duc-linux.tar.gz tar xzf noip-duc-linux.tar.gz cd no-ip-2.1.9-1 make make install Then, generate the configuration file noip2 -C Last, make noip2 daemon run at reboot crontab -e Add this line to crontab: @reboot /usr/local/bin/noip2 I’ve
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Run cron jobs with environmental variables for an account

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A common error for configuring cron is to use environmental variables for an account in the cron command. However, cron will run the commands without these variables defined. In the crontab -e, adding . $HOME/.profile before the commands play the trick. For example: 0 */8 * * * . $HOME/.profile; ~/bin/my-command Cron is started by
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How to install noip2 on Linux

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How to install noip2 on Linux to update my no-ip domain? Check the post at: https://www.systutorials.com/4677/how-to-install-noip2-on-linux/ To make noip2 service automatically update with your latest IP, add a crontab entry for root: 0 */5 * * * /sbin/service noip restart The noip2 service will be restarted every 5 minutes. When the service is restarted, it
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Controlling Filesystem Mounting on Linux using /etc/fstab

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Controlling the mounting of filesystems is a useful technique for managing Linux systems. The mounting configurations are mostly in the /etc/fstab file. In this post, we will discuss 2 common and useful techniques for controlling the filesystem mounting by playing with the /etc/fstab file: allowing non-root users to mount/unmount filesystems and avoiding mounting failures blocking
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How to install no-ip client on Linux

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noip2 is a dynamic update client for No-IP to keep your current IP address synchronized with your No-IP domain, no matter whether the IP is dynamically requested via DHCP or static assigned. Furthermore, with the domain name, we can host site using a "static" domain whose CNAME points to the No-IP domain. noip2 is a
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How to Install Xen on Fedora as Domain-0 (Fedora 17)

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The new development of Xen and Linux kernel make it easy to install Xen on Fedora as the Domain-0 now. This post uses Fedora 17 as an example platform to introduce how to set up Domain-0 on Fedora Linux. Compared to our old method (https://www.systutorials.com/setting-up-stable-xen-dom0-with-fedora-xen-3-4-3-with-xenified-linux-kernel-2-6-32-13-in-fedora-12/) which requires manually compiled Xen and patched kernel, the current
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How to Run a cron Job Every Two Weeks / Months / Days

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We may want to run some jobs for every two weeks/months/days… under some situation such as backing up for every other week. In addition, we may add more complex rules for running jobs, e.g. run a command when the load of the server is higher than a certain level. With the help of the shell
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