By Chris Binnie
- Solve numerous demanding situations confronted via sysadmins and DevOps engineers
- Understand the safety implications of the activities you take
- Study the background at the back of the various programs that you're utilizing for a better in-depth understanding
- Become a qualified at troubleshooting
- Extend your wisdom by way of studying approximately a number of OSs and third-party packages
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Finally, n 25 means that rather than the default three overwrites, you will hammer your disk 25 times to obfuscate the previously stored data. All very covert and professional. This action also applies to RAID partitions. And, with the simplest of adjustments, if you wanted to wipe an entire drive then you’d just drop the partition number off the end. Very carefully try something along the following lines on a test box, with fewer overwrites for a big disk: # shred vfz n 5 /dev/sdc If privacy is your greatest concern, you can simply increase the overwrite settings.
This makes a world of difference with servers that offer such functionality. You simply pick up from the bit of the file you had already successfully downloaded, wasting no time at all to get straight back to the task at hand. And, with a 10GB file, that’s usually more of a necessity than a nicety. Logging Errors But, what about if the marvelous Wget encounters errors during its travels? If it runs from within a script or from the command line, you can collect errors in a separate log file. gz Back to the command line.
Over the last few years, I’ve been following with interest the attempts by developers to provide solutions to the live patching of kernels. As mentioned, such a solution removes the need to reboot a Linux server after applying a kernel patch; these patches might fix security headaches or apply well-needed bug fixes. com). This was at the start of 2010. Even at that stage I found the service to be very slick and used it around-the-clock for years on key production servers, predominantly running Debbie and Ian’s favorite distribution of Linux.
Practical Linux Topics by Chris Binnie