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Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition by Michael W. Lucas

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Chapter 15. System Maintenance

When hardware complains, OpenBSD listens. You should listen too.

No computer runs itself. If it did, you would be out of a job. Even the best-configured server generates a constant low burn of maintenance needs.

OpenBSD includes a variety of tools to make maintenance easier, to alert you when maintenance is needed, and to tell you about the system’s status. Every day, week, and month, OpenBSD performs maintenance tasks and notifies you of the results. OpenBSD takes daily backups of critical system features and files, and uses them to monitor system integrity. It can manage its own log files, keep its own ...

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