OT: It's arrived!

Dean Wilson dwilson at unixdaemon.net
Tue Nov 6 22:58:46 GMT 2007

On Mon, Nov 05, 2007 at 02:25:46PM +0000, Lyle - CosmicPerl.com wrote:
> would you recommend a book or maybe site that I could skim through to
> fill gaps in my sysadmin knowledge?

'The Practise of System and Network Administration' (2nd edition is out)
and 'Blueprints for High Availability' are both good for getting the
mindset right. At the moment I'm reading (and enjoying) 'Security
Metrics'. None of those are tech books as such.

Beyond that it depends on what areas you actually have an interest in.
 - Curtis Preston for backups.
 - Evi Nemeth and Aeleen Frisch for Linux/Unix books that compare OS to OS and distro to distro
 - Stevens and Radia Perlman for networking (Craig Hunt is also quite good)

Then you get to dive in to OS / tool level books. Or you go along the path
of the DBA. Or SAN expert. Or V12N. Or... It's a big world.

And that's not even mentioning Windows, VMS or anything else niche like
that ;)

PS I don't have a clue when it comes to OSX or Novell. Always avoided both.
Dean Wilson             http://www.unixdaemon.net
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