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Mastering Ubuntu Server. - Second Edition

By : Jay LaCroix
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Mastering Ubuntu Server. - Second Edition

By: Jay LaCroix

Overview of this book

Ubuntu Server has taken the data centers by storm. Whether you're deploying Ubuntu for a large-scale project or for a small office, it is a stable, customizable, and powerful Linux distribution that leads the way with innovative and cutting-edge features. For both simple and complex server deployments, Ubuntu's flexible nature can be easily adapted to meet to the needs of your organization. With this book as your guide, you will learn all about Ubuntu Server, from initial deployment to creating production-ready resources for your network. The book begins with the concept of user management, group management, and filesystem permissions. Continuing into managing storage volumes, you will learn how to format storage devices, utilize logical volume management, and monitor disk usage. Later, you will learn how to virtualize hosts and applications, which will cover setting up KVM/QEMU, as well as containerization with both Docker and LXD. As the book continues, you will learn how to automate configuration with Ansible, as well as take a look at writing scripts. Lastly, you will explore best practices and troubleshooting techniques when working with Ubuntu Server that are applicable to real-world scenarios. By the end of the book, you will be an expert Ubuntu Server administrator who is well-versed in its advanced concepts.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)

Sharing and Transferring Files

Within an enterprise network, having one or more servers available to store files and make data accessible over the network is a great asset. Perhaps you've used a file server before, or even set one up on a different platform. With Ubuntu Server, there are multiple methods to not only store files, but also to transfer files from one node to another over a network link. In this chapter, we'll look into setting up a central file server using both Samba and NFS, as well as how to transfer files between nodes with utilities such as scp and rsync. We'll also go over some situations in which one solution may work better than another. As we go through these concepts, we will cover the following topics:

  • File server considerations
  • Sharing files with Windows users via Samba
  • Setting up NFS shares
  • Transferring files with rsync
  • Transferring files...