LinuxDevCenter: True Stories of Knoppix Rescues

“As a sysadmin, I wear many hats. Some days I’m the janitor–I
clean up discarded files on the file server and clear spam from the
mail server. Other days I’m the maintenance man–I make sure all
the servers are running smoothly and that any holes have been
patched. Some days I’m the architect–I plan, organize, and design
systems to suit our needs. Some of my favorite days, however, are
the days I put on my rescue hat. When a machine is in trouble, the
whistle sounds, I grab my rescue gear, and I run down the beach
with my life preserver. OK, well, I made that last part up; I’m not
David Hasselhoff and this isn’t Baywatch, but when it comes to
system recovery, I choose the other thing Germans

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