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sys admin team requirement for 100+ network

our company recently grew from about 40 people to 120 people in a span of about 4-5 months. earlier we had a workgroup based network with one part time system admin guy who would run around solving ...
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What is the optimum number of admins to server? [closed]

I'm starting a business, and I'd like to know what you guys think the optimum number of admins to server ratio is for financial modeling reasons. Or if there's a better metric to use? I come from an ...
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sysadmin tutorials? [closed]

Looking for Video tutorials for training to become a linux based sysadmin - right from setting up servers to designing a datacenter. Any structured video tutorials for the same?
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Obsessive behaviors in system administrators [closed]

I have been told by colleagues (mainly non-technical) that some of my admin behaviors border on / cross the line between normal and obsessive, which sometimes leads me to wonder how screwed up I ...
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What is the one thing you wish you knew when you first started being a system administrator? [closed]

For a new system administrator it is important to learn from those that have experience. What is the thing you know now you wish you knew when you first started? Alternately, what is the piece of ...
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What does it take for a sysadmin to have happy customers? [closed]

Backing up user directories daily, 24X7 password resets, enabling ssh single sign on, liberal amounts of storage space, a good test environment, HA clusters for controlled upgrades, good editors, up ...
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