Linked Questions

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What a beginner should know/learn for sysadmin job?

This is a Canonical Question about System Administration Careers When I start my job as System Administrator, what basics skills should I know/learn? Are there any key differences for Network, ...
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12answers
2k views

Good book for a software developer doing part-time (Linux) system administration work [closed]

In many smaller organisations, developers often end up doing some system administration work (for obvious reasons). A lot of the time, they have great developer skills, but few system administration ...
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11answers
999 views

Linux System Administrator Guide? [closed]

i am an CS student and i got an job-offer as an Linux Administrator. I took this job to get deeper into Linux in order to understand and use Linux more wise. So : Do you have any suggestions ...
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4answers
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Network design help needed (main office + branch offices + central server)

I have a head office and a number of suboffices. Both head office and suboffices need to access some corporate server, which is physically in the head office. But suboffices should not be able to ...
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7answers
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I'm fed up with my system admin - suggest me some educational material so I could do his job [closed]

Im a web programmer that builds and runs websites. I got into programming when I got fed up with dealing with other programmers who took ages to fix or do anything, so I decided to take their job ...
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4answers
183 views

A Fresh Windows Server Network Build

I am about to start as the IT Administrator at a small-med size law firm. They have a couple of branch offices, with a main office of about 50 people. 200 users all up. Their IT systems setup at the ...
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3answers
981 views

Best books/resources to learn about Website server administration [closed]

Well, I am a rails developer. I was deploying one of my apps into slice host vps. I found it damn hard to understand and configure my server. It was time consuming. So I want to spend time on web ...
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2answers
1k views

Questions for Beginner to Windows System Administration [closed]

What are important things every new windows system administrators should know? What does your network setup look like? What are some valuable programs for admins? (e.g. Nagios, Firewalls, etc..) ...
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1answer
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Book Recommendations for Technical/Solutions Architecture [closed]

I wish to learn more about Technical and Solutions Architecture. Specifically, I'm concerned with designing HA, Fault-Tolerant Scalable web-based solutions (enough buzzwords ;-). Its a topic I'm ...
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2answers
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Backup/recover Dell PERC RAID controller configuration?

I have a Dell server with the disks in RAID 10, using the PERC RAID controller in the server. I maintain the data data on the drives, but I'm worried about what would happen if there was an error ...
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3answers
139 views

Video Resources to learn Ubuntu

I'm starting to learn how to run a server and decided to learn Ubuntu as I was told it's the most newbie friendly. Can the more experienced folks here suggest some good video resources to learn ...
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1answer
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Got root, now how should I configure my server? [closed]

I've been a developer for years and by trade I had to know a little bit of server side configuration. But now I find myself needing to manage my own VPS instance (Amazon EC2) and I'm lost. I'd like to ...