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OS File System Cleanup Automation

Regular cleanup of operating system (OS) file systems ensures optimal system performance and helps maintain efficient storage utilization. Unused and obsolete files accumulate over time and can potentially impact system responsiveness. By regularly cleaning up OS file systems, organizations can improve overall system stability, enhance data accessibility, and reduce the risk of encountering storage-related issues such as file fragmentation and disk space shortages.
IT-Conductor offers seamless automation of OS file system cleanup on Unix/Linux, delivering enhanced performance management capabilities. It can be applied to one or more systems and can be run manually or on a schedule. This feature is highly adaptable to any customer environment and can become an essential component of IT maintenance operations.

Pre-requisite Requirements

  • The system should be registered in IT-Conductor for monitoring.
Figure 1: Linux/Unix System in IT-Conductor Grid
  • A Robot User should be created and associated with the application/DB/OS users with assigned roles/privileges to execute the local action on the system to be stopped/started.
Figure 2: Start/Stop Process Definitions
  • The ownership of the process definition should be assigned to the Robot User.
  • The Robot User should be able to view the following recovery definitions when navigating to Management > Automation > Recovery Definitions.
    • Linux File System Cleanup
Figure 3: Navigating to Recovery Definitions
Note: If the recovery definitions are not available for use, contact IT-Conductor Support.

How to Automate OS File System Cleanup

  1. 1.
    Select the file system to implement the OS Filesystem Cleanup automation.
Figure 4: Sybase File System in IT-Conductor Service Grid
  1. 2.
    Click Used %.
Figure 5: Sybase File System Used Percentage (%)
  1. 3.
    Click the “Threshold Overrides” icon.
Figure 6: Sybase File System Used Percentage Chart
  1. 4.
    Select the targeted override.
Figure 7: Sybase File System Used Percentage Overrides
Note: Select an override with the maintenance mode not enabled.
  1. 5.
    Configure the threshold and define the desired schedule for running the OS File System Cleanup automation.
Figure 8: Linux File System Used Space Configuration Settings
  1. 6.
    Select the desired recovery action in the "Recovery" dropdown menu.
Figure 9: Selecting Linux File System Cleanup Recovery Action
  1. 7.
    Select a process owner according to the concept of security and authority.
Figure 10: Selecting File System Cleanup Process Owner
  1. 8.
    Configure to send a notification for this event. (Optional)
Figure 11: Configuring Recovery Notification for Sybase OS File System Cleanup Automation
  1. 9.
    Click Save to complete the OS File System Cleanup automation.
Figure 12: Saving the Recovery Configurations for OS File System Cleanup Automation

How to View Recovery Activities

  1. 1.
    Click the “Recovery Activities Launched” icon.
Figure 13: Navigating to Recovery Activities Launched
Figure 14: Recovery Activities Launched