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Are there any video type tutorial sites that teach one how to admin a linux/ubuntu server?

My goal is to able to administer a server for subversion/git repositories (for thousands of users).

I was really hoping there was something like linda/peepcode but for server admining.

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You need something like that:

Ubuntu is similar to Debian, so it is for you.

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It has been a long time since I've put together a "linux from scratch" system; but I learned a great deal from doing it and recommend it to anyone wanting to learn more about linux.

It looks like someone has put together a youtube collection outlining the process:

Linux From Scratch 6.5 Video Tutorial #1

Obligatory message:

  • You do not need to know how to put together a linux system from scratch in order to administrate it
  • you are probably looking for information more directed to the applications you are looking to support: subversion & git
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I don't think there is such a thing, I have never seen something like that at least.

You could start by installing Ubuntu on a machine and start experimenting for yourself, to learn the basics (and a bit more, depending on how interested you are). There are a lot of guides for various things on the internet though, just do a Google search for what you want to know and someone has usually written about it.
Just set up some small goals (setting up a mail or web server for example) and don't give up until you accomplished them.

Another option is to take some classes/trainings in Linux system administration, there should be a whole lot of them if you look around.

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+1 I think hands-on is the way to go. I have been a Windows admin forever, but just got into Ubuntu (server). I installed it on a spare machine months ago and have had a great time learning! –  cop1152 Nov 23 '09 at 16:24
@cop1152: Question was about "any video type tutorial" –  TiFFolk Nov 23 '09 at 17:07

I have found the ubuntu forums extremely useful in solving my ubuntu problems. I also agree with setting up a machine (real or virtual) using the os. There's nothing like doing it to make stuff stick in your head.

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