What literature you can start learning system administration?

There is no purpose to become a professional in this field, but I would like to understand better piece of hardware. There is an idea to gather a small home server for picking your. Possible I would like to see in the answer of any one book (most likely out of inertia I have on himself will be able to find fiction if need be), or the list of references in the recommended reading order.

P. S. the request options "poke and read the forums" not to offer, I've spent a lot of time studying web development)
July 2nd 19 at 18:26
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July 2nd 19 at 18:28
Surprisingly, the author is a woman. This, in my opinion, the cornerstone. Like the books from Ciscokniga-unix-i-linux-rukovodstvo-sistemnog
Gorgeous book, but maybe she's a little complicated to begin with? - Norberto_Mann commented on July 2nd 19 at 18:31
: Well, you can a series of articles to read, like "linux for Housewives", but this series and this book. Books steeper and can be referenced - Tomasa_Pri commented on July 2nd 19 at 18:34
OOO, the old lady Nemeth, strangely missing in sea three years ago... In ' 73 under sail, Carl. - Esta_Upton commented on July 2nd 19 at 18:37
: Probably to the penguins swam - Tomasa_Pri commented on July 2nd 19 at 18:40
All suggest, what is important in 4th edition. I also think that is for a first book, and for the tenth, in any case any admin is worth a read. - magnus.Kulas commented on July 2nd 19 at 18:43
July 2nd 19 at 18:30
I will regret to impossible...

The administrator is a set of practices. And like any applied discipline, outside of specific tasks, it does not exist. And all manuals on this subject - it's just a more or less coherent account of those practices - how to put axis how to configure how to configure CE how to make how to do it, "and why a raccoon and a mole can dance the tango and Foxtrot"... Yes, there is some education - but You need not Nemeth associates to read, and Oliferov. If You know who Olivery and what they write, means nothing to read, you do not need to put the problem and begin to solve it. And issues arising in the course of solution, to learn.
Actually, this is the system administration :)
July 2nd 19 at 18:32
There is no such magical "one" book :-) Administration -- is to work with a bunch of SYSTEMS, SUBSYSTEMS, SERVICES, AND PROTOCOLS. And each of the members of the above written in ten or more rather thick books. And to pick a home server-Yes, you can do several books. But one -- definitely not.

Because... Well, let's say, you started to put Linux. Immediately the questions begin: "how to partition a disk?" "GPT or MBR"? To begin reading manuals and what GPT differs from MBR. Next question, also on the disc: "And which file system do? Ext3/ext4/xfs/btrfs/zfs/ufs? Start reading what the file system supports the same OS you put, how they differ and which one is preferable for your specific scenario.

Then network settings. You need the IP address. What is IP address, what it is, and what you want to give this particular machine? And how she would get online. If I set up a dynamic address -- where will he take? Will Samothracia whether it's in my network, or will need something pre-done. Oh, what a new abbreviation: DHCP. What's this?! And begin reading about DHCP...

OK, I have a home router, he is able to DHCP and it seems like everything is set up. If I'm on the server will set to "obtain address via DHCP", then there will be problems? On idea should not... " a few days later: "Oh, and why is the server not returning the IP, which he had the day before?!

Let's say you set. We must somehow manage it, instead of running to the server. And Cho is the word for it -- SSH? How to use it than to connect? Yeah, putty... And that is when I login I enter root and password, but it won't let me?!

Well, and so on, the idea continue to develop will not :-) a Home server to do-is laudable desire, but to system administration, there is still very, very far away. Besides, you didn't specify what OS going on this server to put.

P/S/: Yes, and "we want to understand better piece of hardware" -- it's a little orthogonal to all of the above subject, it has its own branch of knowledge with your mistakes :-)
July 2nd 19 at 18:34
Book evi Nemeth is undoubtedly good, and this is the basis, but not on system administration in General, and Linux. That is, if you plan to work with Windows Server, for example, then this book will help you a little.
I would advise A. M. Kenin - "the Tutorial system administrator". Just right for beginners, a little of everything. Once you understand the basics you can already move on, select a direction.
July 2nd 19 at 18:36
A wonderful book. Talks about the principles of operation system/network administrator without affecting the technical part.
July 2nd 19 at 18:38
Copy-paste, too, with books going? 21 in the yard.
Your copy-paste is better than writing with pens? The paradigm of the 21st century - automate everything you can, and not to copy-paste all that is possible) - Norberto_Mann commented on July 2nd 19 at 18:41
: Not better, but faster. Before you suffer handles, it is necessary to reproduce the described example. In 50% of cases play does not work and starts the gugleniya the error text. - Tomasa_Pri commented on July 2nd 19 at 18:44
July 2nd 19 at 18:40
As said above CityCat4, no one will ever write a book about the administration. It's just unreal!
But to read mana in the original language, then try no ban(although at times fraught - from my own experience). This is the cornerstone.
Yes, in order to automate the routine - a couple of YAP would be nice to learn. Because sometimes the questions "how to make *** do it again" even laugh. And in the console, the language is not complete.
And again, the forums theme(not the ENT) it is still can afford to learn the topic of interest.
Now I would like to personally look into the eyes of the person who first saw a Linux console and knowing only one man, info, --help and actually learned something. All mana is a tip for those who already knows, remembers, and tried, and only need occasionally to look for the right key or a hint, suddenly, a new feature appeared.
Books, courses, real people - that's really teaches. And mana and the forums is already in progress, in the last turn. - Norberto_Mann commented on July 2nd 19 at 18:43
: Dear, look me in the eye!
When I gave the disc ASPLinux7.2, I had no idea about Linux(heard, not seen) and the Internet was not(for me). Now, thirteen years later, I don't regret that schooled your English THEN.
Ditching a couple of times the contents of the screws in those early years, I realized that the "smoke of mana(RTFM, your choice)" is very useful.
Real people is the exchange of experiences, then I agree with you(if there are a number of such people).
And what about the courses... We've recently discussed these courses, even laughed. The General opinion was that the courses is nothing like the book in the spirit of "Become a professional in the windows registry for 30 seconds without SMS".
It was easier in the Internet cafe to explain the aunt, just the woman that are all almost the same, only the drive "C:" is not here, what comrade windowstime, "punched" at the games, a couple of times put Linux and said "Kaka". - Tomasa_Pri commented on July 2nd 19 at 18:46
: here still all depends on the willingness to learn, listen and practice. Me courses and books very helpful in learning to sort something the shelves. And years gugleniya "in fact" gave only point of practical experience, step left-right, and all swim.
Mana is extremely useful, but if there is something to believe that is on the existing knowledge base. Over time, almost all forgotten that had once been started, when each first task introduces you to a screeching halt, although the answer is there in front of you. - Esta_Upton commented on July 2nd 19 at 18:49
: Here I agree! There would be no habit to write down in a notebook and would now be "floating".
The man asked about the literature of "system admin" - I gave my point of view. It is somewhat different from yours, because the administrator of the courses do not become a practice, and more practice, and just like you said, the desire to learn. - Tomasa_Pri commented on July 2nd 19 at 18:52
: well, to sum up, the General sense is that the practice without study, and study without practice, for entry into the profession does not make sense. - magnus.Kulas commented on July 2nd 19 at 18:55
: And I did about something else? Looking at the sites like www.linuxlib.ru you natalkivaetsya as a "power user", and then look at other people's solutions on the forums and try try and try.
Now, at the time almost "for free" Internet, it does not see problems in "read".
But in General, Yes, learn and do! (a bit different I said last time). - amanda.McCullough52 commented on July 2nd 19 at 18:58

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