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Introduction to Linux system administration

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  • Deciding when to use Linux file system barriers

    Linux file system barriers in Ext3 and Ext4 protect data written to the journal. Learn how these barriers work and in which use cases they are a benefit, and in which cases you should disable them on your Linux servers. 

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    Mastering the Linux command line can make a system administrator's job much easier. Learn these command line tricks including aliasing more to always be less, using pgrep, screen, tmux, and aspell as well as quickly creating an HTTP server for file s... 

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    In this Q&A, see how an administrator can best approach Linux management, including learning the importance of integration and top security methods, commands and functions. 

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    The top Linux tips of 2010, based on SearchEnterpriseLinux.com reader data, include five Bash secrets for Linux and getting started with Clonezilla for Linux server disk cloning. 

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    This Enterprise Linux learning guide library features expert information on all things Linux and open source, including getting started with Linux and Windows/Linux interoperability. 

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    In a migration from Unix to Linux, the staff need to be trained to manage the new Linux environment. Learn how the systems management of Linux differs from Unix and what your staff needs to know to handle the transition. 

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