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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)

Summary

In this chapter, we explored multiple ways of accessing remote resources. Just about every network has a central location for storing files, and we explored two ways of accomplishing this with NFS and Samba. Both NFS and Samba have their place in the data center and are very useful ways we can make resources on a server available to our users who need to access them. We also talked about rsync and scp, two great utilities for transferring data without needing to set up a permanent share. We closed off the chapter with a look at SSHFS, which is a very handy utility for mounting external resources locally, on demand.

Next up is Chapter 9, Managing Databases. Now that we have all kinds of useful services running on our Ubuntu Server network, it's only fitting that we take a look at serving databases as well. Specifically, we'll look at MariaDB. See you there!

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