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    Philosophy of System Administration

    Linux/Ubuntu System Administration

    I would like some information about the philosophy of system administration,(how to approach syst admin from a new user perspective) from those who have been in the field for numerous years. Websites, books, etc would be a great help. I am writing a paper on the subject.



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    Linux Guru Jonathan183's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by theondr View Post
    I am writing a paper on the subject.
    in which case you may be better off doing your research and then asking some specific questions ... check the ubuntu and debian websites

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    Linux Engineer drl's Avatar
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    Title: The Practice of System and Network Administration
    Author: Limoncelli, Hogan, Chalup
    Edition: 2nd
    Date: 2007
    Publisher: Addison-Wesley
    ISBN: 0321492668
    Pages: 1000
    Categories: SA, system administration, network administration, planning
    Comments: "six key principles of site design and support practices:
    simplicity, clarity, generality, automation, communication, and basics
    Comments: Unusual in that there are few, if any, scripts, code, etc.
    Comments: and that it is platform agnostic.
    Comments: Concentrates on planning, upgrades & change management, backup, etc.
    Comments: 4.5 stars, 47 reviews, Amazon -- seem to be for 1st edition
    Comments: first edition 2001
    Comments: Table of contents, etc, at:
    Might be useful. Best wishes ... cheers, drl
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