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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)

Installing MariaDB

Now we've come to the fun part, installing MariaDB. To get the ball rolling, we'll install the mariadb-server package:

sudo apt install mariadb-server 

If your organization prefers to stick with MySQL, the package to install is
mysql-server instead:

sudo apt install mysql-server 
Although it might be tempting to try out both MySQL and MariaDB to compare and contrast their differences, I don't recommend switching from MariaDB to MySQL (or vice versa) on the same server. I've seen some very strange configuration issues occur on servers that had one installed and then were switched to the other (even after wiping the configuration). For the most part, it's best to pick one solution per server and stick with it. As a general rule, MySQL should only be used if you have legacy databases to support. For brand new installations, go with MariaDB...