Server maintenance

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Recommended server maintenance tasks for typical WeBWorK servers. Please note that these server maintenance tasks are WeBWorK specific. That is, they are additional tasks a system administrator should consider doing because of running WeBWorK on the server.

Warning : As any professional system administrator knows, proper server maintenance requires regular attention to very many sub-systems, not just WeBWorK. Faculty who run production WeBWorK servers are very strongly advised to either find a sysadmin who can help you, or to read up on system administration.

Contents

Set up environment

E.g., $WEBWORK_ROOT, path, learn to use webwork commandline scripts.

Upgrading WeBWorK

See Upgrading WeBWorK.

Upgrading the NPL

See Upgrading_WeBWorK#Update_the_National_Problem_Library.

Rotate Logs

timing.log, apache logs

Regularly clean out temporary files

See Clean Out Temporary Files.

Archive old courses

Items to include in backups

mysqldumps, courses/

Recommended reading

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