Enterprise Linux Log:

July, 2007


July 31, 2007  9:00 PM

Linux backup: Seven backup dos and don’ts

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Ready for some quick tips? Here are six best practices for handling backup, compliments of Anthony Johnson, president and CEO of Storix Inc.

  • Do get a full-system backup, not just your data.
  • Do verify your backups.
  • Do encrypt your backup data.
  • Do always test...

July 31, 2007  2:10 PM

‘Big Four’ systems management vendors ripe for open source shake-up

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A new research report from the New York-based 451 Group has found that the 'Big Four' systems management vendors -- BMC, HP, IBM and CA -- are "ripe for a shake-up from open source systems management players." In the past 18 months, open source options in the systems management space have grown to...


July 31, 2007  12:47 PM

10 IT system monitoring best practices

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Here are 10 best practices for system monitoring that Javier Soltero, CTO of Hyperic Inc., has seen succeed in his years in IT.

  1. Define what it means for a given resource -- a...


July 31, 2007  12:40 PM

Red Hat talks the expansion of operating system-based virtualization

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Red Hat NewsSearchEnterpriseLinux.com is...


July 30, 2007  4:40 PM

Virtual directories: Identity management and data integration panacea or placebo?

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Virtualizing directories is an increasingly-deployed technique for handling some identity management issues, secure data sharing and centralization of data resources. Among other things, a virtual directory enables integration of user identity information in disparate applications in an...


July 30, 2007  10:10 AM

Novell sites encourage continued adoption of (Novell) Linux in the enterprise

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Novell SUSE Enterprise LinuxNovell today launched a few...


July 27, 2007  8:30 AM

Linux: 2.4.35 Released

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As the headline says, Linux kernel 2.4.35 is now ready for your viewing and poking pleasure, whatever that means... KernelTrap:

After 6 months of careful integration and testing, I'm happy to announce availability of Linux 2.4.35.This one...


July 25, 2007  7:24 PM

The last Linux adoption barrier is marketing

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There are many barriers for adoption to Linux. Some are training, documentation, service, applications, games, and so on. These same barriers have been touted for several years. While these reasons have been held on to, Linux has matured and evolved far swifter than Windows and Mac OS. Commercial...


July 25, 2007  7:55 AM

Extremely cheap Linux mod

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Cheap Linux Honestly, I don't know what to say. You saved some major money however. The...


July 23, 2007  5:51 PM

Replacing Microsoft Small Business Server: IT pro asks for open source software alternatives

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David Crook, a consultant and 20-year IT veteran, has issued a challenge -- via SearchEnterpriseLinux.com -- to the open source community. He tells me he has a shiny new IBM xSeries server "sitting idle waiting for something to make its life a little less boring." His first thought was to install...


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