BEGINNING UBUNTU LTS SERVER ADMINISTRATION FROM NOVICE TO PROFESSIONAL PDF

This long term commitment ensures a stable base for deployment. The book covers installing, configuring and the systems administration tasks for Ubuntu Server Edition. Covering basic installation, the author suggests no less than three different types of filesystems for a general server: ext2, ext3 and XFS. XFS is a high performance filesystem for handling large files and smooth data transfers, not an ideal choice for a file and print server.

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This long term commitment ensures a stable base for deployment. The book covers installing, configuring and the systems administration tasks for Ubuntu Server Edition.

Covering basic installation, the author suggests no less than three different types of filesystems for a general server: ext2, ext3 and XFS. XFS is a high performance filesystem for handling large files and smooth data transfers, not an ideal choice for a file and print server.

The author incorrectly states that dash is the default shell for all users. The Bourne-Again Shell bash is the default shell for users, which is correctly reported in later chapters. When explaining how to compile and install software from sources, the author explains how to install the GNU Compiler Collection gcc , which on its own will not be sufficient.

In practice the recommendation is to install the build-essential packages, which include tools and utilities as well as gcc needed to compile programs. There are numerous other examples of concepts, origins and practices that I disagree with. I was disappointed, as I had hoped this would be a book I could refer others to for system administration.

Despite the errors and explanations, the topics covered offer a good overview of Ubuntu server administration. I would use this book as a supplement to other resources and not as a primary source of information. The contents The book is four hundred and twenty four pages long in thirteen chapters. The remaining chapters deal with basic system services provided by a server.

Some chapters cover their topic in sufficient detail, others only touch them briefly. Who is this book for? This book is aimed at novice Ubuntu Server administrators. With the technical errors, unclear explanation of system administration concepts and uncommon practices, it falls short of its aims. The book covers a version of Ubuntu Server with an extended support cycle.

While not an ideal book, there is some good information contained inside Pros While not an ideal book, there is nevertheless some useful information in it. There is overall coverage of system administration, from installation to Internet services.

So I would suggest it as a reference work for a somewhat more experienced system administrator. Cons There is very little coverage of backing up a server.

The chapter on virtualization could have been eliminated and more emphasis placed on backups or other administration tools. The shortcomings of the book and my general misgivings on how concepts are presented prevents me from making it one of my recommended reads.

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Anak Pinguin rated it it was amazing Jan 16, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Refresh and try again. It also lets power users who want to familiarize themselves with network and web services relevant to their work acquire up—to—date specialized Ubuntu skills. Author Sander van Vugt introduces the most recent server edition of Ubuntu Linux, the most popular Linux distribution, to power users, system administrators, lrs programmers and demonstrates the power and flexibility that the Hardy—Heron Ubuntu Server Long Term Support Edition offers for small networks and corporate systems alike. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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