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CU009 - UNIX System Administration
Length: 5 Days
Attendees of this course will learn how to perform
most day-to-day system administration tasks. Topics include
system startup and shutdown, adding/deleting users, installing
terminals, modems, and printers, backing up and restoring system
and user data, application package installation, security, and
general administrative advice. A diskette containing helpful
System Administration utilities and guidelines is also provided
to each attendee.
Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
- start up and shut down a UNIX system gracefully,
- monitor system status to determine correct
- add and delete user accounts and groups,
- add and configure terminals and printers,
- create new filesystems, check the integrity of
filesystems, and repair damaged filesystems,
- perform complete and incremental filesystem backups
- identify UNIX floppy and tape device special files,
- use the cpio and tar archive programs
for data storage and retrieval,
- set up and use the cron and at
- install the UNIX operating system.
- UNIX System V Administration Student
Guide and course notes.
- UNIX System Administration Software Diskette
- CU001 - Fundamentals of UNIX
- CU002 - Bourne Shell Programming
or CU003 - Korn Shell Programming
- OVERVIEW OF SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION
- Duties of the system administrator
- UNIX system administration commands and utilities
- Configuration files and scripts
- Log files
- SYSTEM STARTUP AND SHUTDOWN
- Applying power
- Run levels
- Setting the date and time
- Checking system status
- System shutdown
- ADDING AND DELETING USERS
- The /etc/passwd and /etc/group files
- Adding a new user
- Setting up a user's .profile file.
- Deleting a user
- MAINTAINING FILE SYSTEMS
- Monitoring disk space
- Checking file systems
- Creating new file systems
- Mounting/unmounting file systems
- ADDING PERIPHERALS TO THE SYSTEM
- DISK/TAPE MANAGEMENT
- Disk/Tape Devices
- The tar command
- The cpio command
- PERFORMING FILE BACKUPS AND RESTORES
- Backup strategies
- Using the cpio and tar commands.
- Backing up file systems.
- Restoring files.
- TASK SCHEDULING
- The cron demon.
- The at command.
- OPERATING SYSTEM INSTALLATION
- Pre-Installation Tasks
- Installing the base operating system
- Installing additional packages
- COURSE CONCLUSION
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