Normally if we use Linux on a production server, it is important to monitor it. On the other hand, in everyday use, many users do not. Some because they have hardware so powerful that they do not worry about it. Others because they do not have the necessary knowledge to interpret the data that can be thrown. However, there are tools that not only allow us to monitor the system but also allow us to optimize it. Very important tasks for the system to remain stable and fast. Many options, but today we will talk about Stacer, an optimizer and monitoring Linux tool. We will also show you how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 19.04.
Stacer is a great application that will help us optimize and monitor our Linux system. It has many advantages, starting because it is built with the Electron framework so its installation becomes easy. It also has a pretty graphical interface that will make the experience quite pleasant. All this being open source that will facilitate the adoption in our systems.
It is important to note that, this type of applications that are an optimizer and monitoring Linux tool, is necessary to keep an eye on the systems. In the same way, it will help us to delete packages and files not necessary for the system and thus save disk space. Finally, with Stacer, we will be able to manage Systemd services in a fast and easy way.
So, let us start to install and use it.
Stacer a great optimizer and monitoring Linux tool
How to install it on Ubuntu 18.04 and 19.04?
Its installation is quite simple, just go to the download section and look for the package .DEB and download it. Remember that Debian, Ubuntu and Linux Mint use the .DEB format and RHEL, CentOS, Fedora, and OpenSUSE use the .RPM format.
On the other hand, there is another format called AppImage that can be used by the rest of Linux distributions. Even if you use Ubuntu and do not want to use the .DEB package you can use AppImage which is a portable and universal format.
If you choose the .DEB package, once you have downloaded it, open a terminal and run the following commands:
:~$ cd Downloads/ :~$ sudo dpkg -i stacer_1.0.9_amd64.deb
Remember that the file name will change with the version number. So you have to check it first.
If you opted for the .AppImage file. You need to make it executable to run.
:~$ cd Downloads/ :~$ chmod +x stacer_1.0.9_amd64.deb
Next, open it. Either through the main menu or by double-clicking on the AppImage file.
As soon as you open it, you’ll see the following:
On the left side, you will see all the options to monitor and optimize. As you can see, it is a very easy and intuitive application to use.
One of the most important options is the system cleaner. There you select what you want to clean, and thus you save space in the disk.
It is also possible to manage the systemd services with a great graphical interface. With Stacer, you will be able to start them, stop them as well as make or not to start them during system startup.
Or, check the system resources.
So, that’s it.
Stacer is a very useful tool to manage our system. This way we will have the necessary information about the behavior of it. But not only that but also, we can perform system maintenance tasks such as deleting unnecessary files.
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