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From how to best plan and execute a server migration through to utilising MySQL replication, this section is full of white papers and best practice guidelines, produced by the experts here at ForLinux to help you get the most from your Linux server.

Shell scripting with Bash


This white paper will outline a handful of useful tools that can be found on most Linux systems, give you a introduction to shell scripting with Bash, and provide you with a few examples of scripts that you may find useful with minimal customisation required.

Shell scripting is a fundamental tool of any effective system administrator. However the benefits of using shell scripting, and the command line, need not be reserved to such people. You can save yourself time by cutting out the mundane day to day activities involved in maintaining your web site through employing some of the tactics that Unix administrators have been using for decades.

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