I am a Linux system administrator, and have been working in this industry for more than 6 years. I have been in some large projects as well but could not find a chance to work with other experienced linux admins. When I was working with teams, I was the most experienced one.
So, my question is, I always look at the manuals and search on the internet when I setup servers (like Mysql, Apache-Lighttpd, DNS configuration), even if I have done same configuration in the past. I may have done the same configuration more than 50 times, but I still need to look at the manuals and websites to remember the arguments and not miss some important points.
Is this normal? For example, if I work for a large company with lots of experienced system administrators, will it look like I am not experienced while looking at manuals, commands on the internet? It is hard for me to setup a DNS server or tune mysql without looking at their manuals. However, I am very comfortable about what I am doing.
What do you think? Is this normal?