The Eight Commandments of system administration

System Administration. The most responsible position in any organization.

Here are the The Eight Commandments that Every System administrator should follow.

I. Thou shalt make regular and complete backups
II. Thou shalt establish absolute trust in thy servers
III. Thou shalt be the first to know when something goes down
IV. Thou shalt keep server logs on everything
V. Thou shalt document complete and effective policies and procedures
VI. Thou shalt know what cable goes where
VII. Thou shalt use encryption for insecure services
VIII. Thou shalt not lose system logs when a server dies

Follow everything and live with Peace of Mind.

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