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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Troubleshooting Guide by Benjamin Cane

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Chapter 11. Recovering from Common Failures

In the previous chapter, we explored the user and system limitations that exist on Linux servers. We looked at what limits are in place and how to change the values for applications that require more than default.

In this chapter, we will put our troubleshooting skills to use with a system that has had its resources exhausted.

The reported problem

Today's chapter, much like the other chapters, will start with someone reporting an issue. The issue being reported is that Apache is no longer running on the server, which serves the company's blog: blog.example.com.

A fellow systems administrator who is reporting the issue has explained that someone reported that the blog was down and when he logged into the ...

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