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Advanced ( Expert) Linux / Unix System Administrator

These tutorials assumes that you have rock solid understanding of Unix like operating systems and very comfortable with most aspects of the Unix/Linux such as networking/distributed computing environments,routing, firewalls, servers, client/server programming, and the design of consistent network-wide filesystems, load-balancers, security and much more. ( rss feed )

How to backup and restore a partition table on Linux

Is it possible to just backup my Linux partition table and restore it when required? How do I restore partition table if it get deleted by mistake on Linux operating system? How do I backup and restore a GPT partition table on Linux?
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How to Compile and Install Linux Kernel v4.4 Source On a Debian / Ubuntu Linux

How do I download, compile and install the latest version of the Linux kernel on a Debian Linux v8.x or Ubuntu Linux LTS home server or my laptop? How do I build and install a custom Linux kernel on a Debian or Ubuntu Linux based system?
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I'm looking to install pfSense 2.2.x and I would like to install it on a hard disk drive rather than CF (compact flash). How can I install hard disk install via serial console on the soekris net5501 server?
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I setup a web-server. I need to grant a user ssh access but I do not trust users. How can I limit user session to a specific directory such as /home/httpd/$USERNAME? How do I set up a ssh chroort jail on a Linux operating systems?
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Howto Configure PFSense Site-to-Site IPSec VPN Tunnel For Remote Access

I work from a small office/home office and I need to set up an IPSec site-to-site VPN between a Cisco/OpeNBSD IPSec-enabled gateway and firewall running PFSense. How do I configure the VPN tunnel so that I can access remote subnet and servers behiend a Cisco firewall/router securely? How do I setup a tunnel mode configuration which will provide you with an encrypted site-to-site network, allowing networks at multiple remote locations to be able to securely communicate using my PFSense located in my SOHO?
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How To Stress Test CPU and Memory (VM) On a Linux and Unix With Stress-ng

I want test my Linux, OpenBSD, FreeBSD and Unix-like server entirely for high load and monitoring the health under stress. How can I stress out my CPU, memory, I/O, and disk stress and more with stress test tool on a Linux or Unix-like systems?
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Set Up SSH Tunneling on a Linux / Unix / BSD Server To Bypass NAT

I'm a new Linux / Unix system user. How can I set encrypted tunnel between my desktop/laptop computer and server in a remote data center to bypass the limits in a network? How do I create a reverse SSH tunnel on Unix-like systems?
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