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answered How can I install Ubuntu from a Kubuntu installation?
May
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revised How do I find the UUID of a filesystem
added info about fedora
May
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comment Should we disable the root user?
As a policy where you trust the admins this is good. You can see what commands people run which can be really helpful when trying to work out what has changed.
May
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comment How do I find the UUID of a filesystem
This will work provided your filesystem is formatted as ext2, ext3 or ext4. Most filesystems are one of these but not all. It will also not work for swap partitions. See my answer for a universal way.
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May
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answered How do I find the UUID of a filesystem
May
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comment Recursively copying hidden files - Linux
That will only ignore .-xyz - the stuff in the [] only matches the first character after the dot.
May
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comment How should I securely wipe data from a hard drive?
This link reports on an attempt to recover data using an electron microscope after a single pass - no data was recovered. sansforensics.wordpress.com/2009/01/15/…
May
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comment How should I securely wipe data from a hard drive?
Even if you are the CIA, DBAN is fine - see link in my answer
May
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comment What tools should you absolutely know as a Windows/Linux Sysadmin?
As pointed out above, vi is available on every single server so knowing that is invaluable when you are in the hosting company. If you can't connect to the internet you can't install your editor of choice, so make sure you can edit config files with what is available and spend half an hour to use vimtutor (type vimtutor at the command line). Although nano is fairly universal aswell, with rather less of a learning curve.
May
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comment What tools should you absolutely know as a Windows/Linux Sysadmin?
Can you say what the hardstatus string produces? Be nice to see it here rather than decoding the gobbledegook above ...
May
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answered How to provide proper backups for multiple Linux based servers?
Apr
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comment how to merge two ext3 partitions on ubuntu from command line?
You can merge them, say moving /home to /opt/home and then ln -s /opt/home /home
Apr
30
answered Ubuntu, how to setup a new machine like an existing one
Apr
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comment Linux distributions recommendations for servers
You can get professional support for Ubuntu from Canonical, but you can try ubuntu without paying anything.
Apr
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asked MySQL replication across geographically separate servers
Apr
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answered How should I securely wipe data from a hard drive?
Apr
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answered What is the single most influential book every sysadmin should read?
Apr
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revised How to setup simple firewall on Ubuntu?
added link to ufw man page
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