unix admin

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. — Albert Einstein.

Here are a few mistakes that I made while working at UNIX prompt. Some mistakes caused me a good amount of downtime. Most of these mistakes are from my early days as a UNIX admin.

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It happens all the time. Sooner or later, every organization may run out of qualified admin staff because of various issues. So how do you deal with fresh out of school admins or other helping people in your organization?

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One of our regular reader hall sends an interesting question: I work for a small company and most user login to centralized Linux server. I’d like to automatically log out all inactive users from server for various reasons. How do I disconnect inactive user sessions? To be frank, I don’t have any clear cut answer […]

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Recently one of our HP-UX servers went down and it needed recovery. Since I’m new to HP UX one of our senior UNIX admin pointed me that they have a system recovery tape. After going through our internal docs and other resources, I was able to recover system :) Here is what I did… First […]

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