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Old 08-25-2012, 10:21 PM   #1
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Just inherited admin responsibilities on some Ubuntu servers

I have played around in several *nix environments for many years, but have done most of my work in Windows (pardon my French ). Recently I have inherited main admin duties on a group of Ubuntu servers and will be asking many questions as I get used to my new environment.

I have two pairs of servers that I want to configure in a hot-spare, fail-over configuration and a fifth server for general admin functions, like monitoring and manipulating the other four.

Thanks in advance for putting up with my many newbie questions.

Dave Smith
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These are production servers I suppose? Something you should do very quickly is set up some testbed servers (as virtual machines say) to get a feel for installation decisions. And to try out changes.
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I found a couple of old, decommissioned servers running SUSE. I am going to install them back in the rack this week, install Ubuntu, and set up a test pair on which to play and learn. Thank you.
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