# Reboot linux server usingcron tab

Sometimes it is a good idea to schedule a regular reboots, to clear the memory and remove any crashed processes.

This can be easily achieved by adding the task to a crontab (Linux scheduling system):

First, open the crontab (as a root):

crontab -e

And add a new line similar to this:

0 1 * * * /sbin/shutdown -r 0

This will perform a nightly reboot at 1am. If you think that daily reboot is too much, you can schedule a weekly reboot:

0 1 * * sat /sbin/shutdown -r 0

This will reboot the server on a Saturday at 1am.



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