Linux Server Hacks, Volume Two
Tips & Tools for Connecting, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: December 2005
Pages: 480

Today's system administrators deal with a vast number of situations, operating systems, software packages, and problems. Those who are in the know have kept their copy of Linux Server Hacks close at hand to ease their burden. And while this helps, it's not enough: any sys admin knows there are many more hacks, cool tips, and ways of solving problems than can fit in a single volume (one that mere mortals can lift, that is).

Which is why we created Linux Server Hacks, Volume Two, a second collection of incredibly useful tips and tricks for finding and using dozens of open source tools you can apply to solve your sys admin problems. The power and flexibility of Linux and Open Source means that there is an astounding amount of great software out there waiting to be applied to your sys admin problems -- if only you knew about it and had enough information to get started. Hence, Linux Server Hacks, Volume Two.

This handy reference offers 100 completely new server management tips and techniques designed to improve your productivity and sharpen your administrative skills. Each hack represents a clever way to accomplish a specific task, saving you countless hours of searching for the right answer. No more sifting through man pages, HOWTO websites, or source code comments -- the only resource you need is right here. And you don't have to be a system administrator with hundreds of boxen to get something useful from this book as many of the hacks apply equally well to a single system or a home network.

Compiled by experts, these hacks not only give you the step-by-step instructions necessary to implement the software, but they also provide the context to truly enable you to learn the technology. Topics include:

  • Authentication
  • Remote GUI connectivity
  • Storage management
  • File sharing and synchronizing resources
  • Security/lockdown instruction
  • Log files and monitoring
  • Troubleshooting
  • System rescue, recovery, and repair

Whether they help you recover lost data, collect information from distributed clients, or synchronize administrative environments, the solutions found in Linux Server Hacks, Volume Two will simplify your life as a system administrator.

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Linux Server Hacks, Volume 2 it's a great book

By Juan Marcelo Rodriguez

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This books it's great. All the hacks explained are useful for each administrator and the selection it's amazing, specially because it talks about all the topics including very specific items like network monitoring and backups explaining in detail ( which it's great because each hack fills less than ten pages ) all the sides and letting from the administrator other details that can easily be solved reading another book or Internet.

I thought the most useful Hacks for me were Nagios, Backup system, system recoveries, and remote graphical systems. I liked all the others specially some bash scripting examples for integrations among servers and communication systems like Jabber. I have no critics for the book. The work the editors made here it's amazing because the selection of the hacks, and the authors shown here their greatest knowledge. I think LINUX SERVER HACKS Volume Two is a must-have for every system administrator. The reading of the book it's quite easy and fun, and useful in every hack I've seen.

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