Data Rescue LifebuoyFeb 24, 2014
Armed only with standard Linux tools, users can recover files, resurrect partitions, and rescue damaged media.more »
Consolidating Logs with Logstash Collect and Analyze System Data from a Single InterfaceJun 18, 2013
When something goes wrong on a system, the logfile is the first place to look for troubleshooting clues. Logstash, a log server with built-in analysis tools, consolidates logs from many servers and even makes the data searchable.more »
Resetting Passwords with SystemRescueCd Resetting passwords with a Live Linux systemJun 21, 2012
If you’re locked out of your Linux or Windows system, a handy Live Linux troubleshooting distro might be all you need to get back in. We’ll show you how to pick the lock with SystemRescueCd.more »
UEFI and Secure Boot No Free BootsJun 20, 2012
The imminent Windows 8 implementation of UEFI with Secure Boot adds an extra layer of complexity for some Linux users. We look at the problem and two solutions from Fedora and Canonical.more »
Even tried and trusted configurations that have proved their value through the years can be tripped up by special cases – for example, all of your users logging in with the same IP address. Experienced administrators and Bash aficionados will then enable debugging and launch a systematic search for configuration errors.more »
Qemu and the Kernel DebuggerFeb 23, 2012
Debugging the kernel of a running operating system has always been tricky, but now the Qemu emulator supports cross-platform kernel and module debugging at the programming language level.more »
Debugging for Admins Problem-solving best practices for sys adminsFeb 21, 2012
Whether you’re the sys admin of a home network or of a company-wide network of dozens or even hundreds of machines, some basic principles of debugging will come in handy.more »
TestDisk and its cousin PhotoRec will help you recover the data you thought you’d lost.more »
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