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10 Things I Wish I Knew When I First Started With Linux

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10 Things I Wish I Knew When I First Started With Linux



Working with Linux servers is a fun and rewarding career. But for those getting started, the learning process can be a bit of a challenge to navigate. In this video, Jay goes over ten things he wish he knew about Linux when he first started. There’s definitely potential for more, if you’re interested…

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*Time Codes*:
00:00 – Intro
00:47 – Number 1: Unused RAM is Wasted RAM
03:03 – Number 2: High CPU usage is often a good thing
04:22 – Number 3: inodes (and how that impacts available storage space)
06:51 – Number 4: The large number of Linux distributions is a GOOD thing
09:05 – Number 5: Set up LVM on every server
11:08 – Number 6: Nobody memorizes all the commands and options
14:52 – Number 7: Always have a backup distribution
17:31 – Number 8: Version control (Git, etc) isn’t only useful for software engineers
19:08 – Number 9: LVM snapshots exist
20:20 – Number 10: Ensure backup jobs reference ALL disks, even those that were newly added

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