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Twenty Tricky SysAdmin Tasks… And How to Approach Them

  • Twenty Tricky SysAdmin Tasks… And How to Approach Them-

    Whether you are using Windows, Macs or Linux, at some point as a SysAdmin you are going to edit configuration files. Goggi strongly recommends using a text editor that automatically saves a backup before you begin. You will mess something up, and trying to undo changes can be extremely painful. Finding a pristine version of the original file may prove to be impossible. Simply restoring a copy of the original file can take a disaster and make things all better just like that.

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Twenty Tricky SysAdmin Tasks… And How to Approach Them

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    Whether you are using Windows, Macs or Linux, at some point as a SysAdmin you are going to edit configuration files. Goggi strongly recommends using a text editor that automatically saves a backup before you begin. You will mess something up, and trying to undo changes can be extremely painful. Finding a pristine version of the original file may prove to be impossible. Simply restoring a copy of the original file can take a disaster and make things all better just like that.

A SysAdmin has an almost endless list of tasks they must complete on a regular basis. Some are so routine that they can be done while multitasking, others require careful attention to detail and a laser-like focus to ensure that things are done well and completely. While many admins may look at most of the tasks on this list as run of the mill, they frequently present a challenge to others. In this slideshow, Christina Goggi, writing for GFI Software, provides some tips on how to approach them.