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Tech note - automatic security updates

For new installations of Matillion ETL from version 1.73 onwards, and universal installer installations from 29th September 2023, automatic updates of security patches (yum update --security) are set to run daily on all Matillion ETL environments on CentOS 8 and RHEL 8.

To check the status of the update service, use the following command:

systemctl status dnf-automatic-install.timer

If the service is running correctly, this will produce output similar to the following:

dnf-automatic-install.timer - dnf-automatic-install timer
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/dnf-automatic-install.timer; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
Active: active (waiting) since Mon 2023-10-30 09:27:24 EDT; 54min ago
Trigger: Tue 2023-10-31 06:46:20 EDT; 20h left

Oct 30 09:27:24 [instance]: Started dnf-automatic-install timer.

For further details of this service, read Automatic security updates.