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Is there any “best practice” for a shared servers?

I'm currently in charge of 2 really big servers (128GB Ram & 32 8-code Xeon CPU each) at my university running Ubuntu 12.04. Students are suppose to use them for big data analysis. We want every ...
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Easy way to store and access commonly used commands?

I have a bunch of commands that I commonly use. For example: du -h --max-depth=1 /home Unfortunately, my brain has very little room left for these sorts of things. I currently keep a text file on ...
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Good tool for storing server access details [closed]

Are there any common/good tools that you sys admin guys use to store lots of server access details i.e. ip addresses, logins etc. Im getting by with text file at the moment but am considering moving ...
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creating development environment with a button click

We create development and testing environments manually and its taking lot of manual effort and time now. We want to completely automate that like "click a button to create a development/testing ...
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Remote administration in datacenters [closed]

Given that running a data center presumably requires BIOS level access to each server, which protocols (hardware & software) are most commonly used? I understand that KVM switches are fairly ...
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ISO2USB vs Universal USB Installer vs LinuxLive USB Creator for a CentOS 5.9 install

Is there any functional difference among these three tools, if I want to create a CentOS 5.9 bootable USB installer using a Windows box? I realize ISO2USB was more CentOS-specific, but also that ...
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Extend time range to shutdown command

Is it possible to extend the valid range to the DOS shutdown command in Windows Server 2003? The help shows a maximum time-out period at 600 seconds.
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Once AD Administrative tools are deployed, how do they receive updates? How do I tell what version they are at?

I have some admins who are complaining of certain properties such as "User must change password at next logon" not taking effect. (when they re-open the properties dialog box, the checkbox is missing) ...
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Tool to monitor file size, file existence, parse xml, etc

I'm trying to find some tool that helps me monitor several things. What are some requirements: Shows results on a web page. Checks existence of files/folders Checks sizes of files/folders Can parse ...
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Is there a network digram tool that can export to html with links to the services / hosts ? [closed]

Anyone know of a (free online or free linux-based) tool that can export a Diagram (Network Diagram) to HTML and link Hosts / Devices to its IP / Services ? E.g. If I had a router item, and I specify ...
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What is the difference between nagios xi and cacti for monitoring?

Nagios XI (This is a commercial implementation of Nagios) can graph as well as send alerts based on threshold conditions. I am not able to understand the difference between Nagios and Cacti. Any idea ...
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Far manager for linux? [closed]

I've been using far manager under windows for about the last 6 years, and can't find anything like it for linux. mc is not a reasonable replacement, and gnome commander is not either. Are there any ...
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HDD Health tool for CentOS? [closed]

Does anyone know some good tool for checking HDD failure in Cent OS (Red Hat Systems) without downtime. And tell me how to use it. Thanks.
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Is there any tool that I can use to monitor memory usage of each process on Linux easily?

This issue is not the same as the question on how to see the memory usage of a Linux process. Also, the top command doesn't give the exact memory used, but just what percentage one process uses, so ...
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Can I find which script outputs which error?

There is a script which calls other scripts and they call others... I don't know exactly which scripts are called and how many of them. I only know that some of them are adding iptables rules and I ...
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Adding removable disk to PATH when inserted on Windows

As part of a network engineering team, one of the common problems we have is lack of access to CLI tools when we are diagnosing various windows machines PortQry.exe (not default install on Win2003) ...
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How do I find out how an Active Directory group is being used?

Here's the scenario. I have an Windows 2003 Active Directory security group that was created in 2007, and no one remembers what it is for. Is is possible to find out what permissions in our AD ...
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What tools should be in your Desktop Support Arsenal? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tools a Windows administrator cannot live without As a Desktop Support Specialist there are a few tools that I use to track down issues on my users machines, Sysinternals ...
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How Do I Migrate 100 DBs From One MS-SQL 2008 Server To Another? (looking for automation)

Let me start by saying that I am not a DBA, but I am in a position where I am responsible for moving just under 100 MS-SQL 2008 DBs from our current development server, to a new/better/faster ...
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Display devices for sysadmins

I'm looking for a proper display setup for us sysadmins here and I'm going to be picking out a monitor for us to use. What features should I look for in a display that are appropriate for sysadmins ...
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How to create a personalized windows iso install disk?

I've got the Win7 iso from Microsoft website. Microsoft released a language pack for pt-br, and now I want create a new disk from the win7 ISO file and just add the language pack file in the same ...
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Is there a folder size tool for linux? (web-based or working on console)

I have a debian server which has a lot of user folders and I would like to have a tool like FolderSize application in Mac, where i can check the filesystem by filetype or foldersize (or whatever ...
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Tips to gracefully take over a (UNIX) production server

After months of neglect, e-mail flames and management battles our current sysadmin was fired and handed over "the server credentials" to me. Such credentials consist in a root password and nothing ...
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What's the best way to manage package updates on an office full of Ubuntu desktop machines?

We have two offices full of Ubuntu desktop machines. Because our net connection is slow, we'd like to have our own internal package server for each machine to grab and install its updates from on a ...
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Advice for reorganization of machine room?

I am a n00b sysadmin and have been asked to completely reorganize an existing machine room with some 30-40 servers. Currently, the place is a pigsty, and wires are jumbled everywhere, so there is good ...
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Utility to monitor command output changes

Please, suggest native (from standard repositories) Ubuntu utility, similar to topless from ports in FreeBSD.
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Daily Activity Report On Linux

I would to generate a daily activity report for production Linux Servers. I could quite easily do this using shell scripts and scripting but I would just like to know if there is a class of tools that ...
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Windows diagnostic tools [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tools a Windows administrator cannot live without I just joined a small computer lab which basically uses all Windows boxes and a few Windows Sever 2003. Coming from a ...
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Change localadmin on workstations

We have scanned our domain and there are just a couple of PC's where an user is localadmin (this was enabled in the past for a certain application/installation). We need to disable this now. Is there ...
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“Must-have” Windows remote administration tools [closed]

What tools do you find useful for remote administration of Windows systems, specifically workstations? What tools sounded useful that ended up being more trouble than they were worth? I'm not ...
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tool for switching NIC status on off on windows

is there a tool that can turn on/off (enable, disable) an NIC interface on windows OS? thanks in advance.
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best syncing tool [closed]

rsync zsync Is there any other better sync/backup tool available on linux. I have a local installation of my site, a wiki. I wish to make changes to my local site, and then just wish to press a button ...
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Third-Party Mac Admin Tools

What tools have you found useful for managing Macs that didn't come with the system? I'm interested in both CLI and GUI tools, a synopsis and a link. If binaries aren't provided, are their any ...