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Debian 7: System Administration Best Practices by Rich Pinkall Pollei

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Chapter 7. Advanced System Management

In this final chapter, we'll cover briefly several advanced administration subjects. Remote backups and configuration administration will be covered, and we will briefly look at cluster management. Finally, we will look at one of the most useful administration tools for any Linux system, Webmin.

Remote backups

If you're in charge of one or more systems that are installed at a distant location, backing them up individually can be a large chore. Fortunately, there are a number of packages that can help. Most backup packages, even those intended to create a backup of a single machine, have options to send the data to a remote location for actual storage. Of course, any of the packages with this capability can be ...

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