Hey does anyone have any good resources for a sysadmin who's moving from a Debian/Ubuntu system to CentOS?

Tutorials/HowTo's along the line of "I'm already a sysadmin on a Debian system, and now I have to support a CentOS system as well."

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  • doesn't this question belong to superuser.com? – helios Sep 22 '10 at 23:27
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    There are other stackexchange sites for this sort of question – Andrew Barber Sep 22 '10 at 23:27
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    There's a whole site over at ServerFault.com specifically for server administrators. StackOverflow is specifically for programming-oriented questions. – meagar Sep 22 '10 at 23:28

Keep in mind, CentOS is essentially Fedora/RedHat, so seek support on those operating system.

I suggest http://fedoraforum.org and http://linuxquestions.org. LinuxQuestions.org is pretty Fedora-biased, but you could also ask questions there about CentOS.

  • Something that I have found useful on CentOS is EPEL fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL which stands for Extra Packages to Enterprise Linux. This is useful for getting Fedora packages which haven't (yet) been incorporated into CentOS. – Gus Sep 22 '10 at 23:37
  • Actually CentOS is basically Redhat Enterprise Linux. Not Fedora. When you are looking for specific help, packages, etc. RHEL and Fedora are not always the same. That said, there is plenty of help online for both RHEL and CentOS. – Craig Sep 23 '10 at 3:17

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