Monday, January 10, 2011

Network Administration Tips

Linux system administration has a lead role in the domain of Information Technology. To work as a successful system administrator one should know installing and configuring server to protecting the filesystem from crackers.  A system administrator should have knowledge of current advancement in technology. When a new technology comes, such as Linux Virtualization, they need to know how to apply the same.

To begin this year, here are some basic system administration tips that may be useful to protect your computer security, to provide back up for the entire hard disk, manage basic trouble shooting problems etc.  Network administration is not a difficult task until it is managed properly. 
Data loss is the major problem faced by system admins. There are many ways to back up data. “dd command” is one such way.  With this “dd command” one can provide back up for the entire hard disk or can create image of the hard disk. If server is accessed simultaneously from multiple sources its better to provide back ups for the server data and manage the resources so that it won’t affect its performance.

“rsync” is another command which is used to synchronize files and directories from source to destination.

RPM (Red Hat Package Manger) command is used for installing, upgrading, listing, querying, checking, and uninstalling RPM packages on Linux system. RPM checks whether system suits the software in RPM package and finds out the location and install it in the system and adds software into database of installed RPM packages.

A professional system administrator needs to know a number of tasks associated with networking and providing services to users.  Here is a handy list of  about 50 tutorials which might help you with common system admin tasks and teach some tips and tricks

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