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Three Sysadmin Rules You Can’t (And Shouldn’t) Break

Jul 29, 2010, 04:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ramesh Natarajan)

"When I drafted this article, I really came-up with 7 sysadmin habits. But, out of those 7 habits, three really stood out for me.

"While habits are good, sometimes rules might even be better, especially in the sysadmin world, when handling a production environment.

"Rule #1: Backup Everything ( and validate the backup regularly )

"Experienced sysadmin knows that production system will crash someday, no matter how proactive we are. The best way to be prepared for that situation is to have a valid backup.

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