I've been running Unix-based systems for quite some time. Unix-based
systems are growing in market share, and as a result, a larger help
base has developed. There weren't nearly as many places to turn for
answers and help, especially with respect to particular distributions,
5+ years ago as compared to now. I find the Linux/Unix community to
be extremely friendly and helpful.
Aside from the common handbooks on Unix commands (e. g. O'Reilly's
Linux in a Nutshell), I would recommend checking out Solaris forums.
That is to say, I assume you are using Solaris since you say it's a
Sun box. Unfortunately, Solaris is a shadow of its former self these
days, and the support community isn't nearly as robust as you might
find with Linux distributions from Redhat or Ubuntu.
It would be more helpful to me to know more specifically what you
planned on using it for so that I could give better recommendations.
By archive for local media, do you just mean as a fileserver? Do you
have a backup system in place? What do you mean by media? Digital
images, video, etc.? Do you plan on provided public web access to
University of Virginia Library
On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 4:45 PM, Cindee Phillips <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I realize this is a bit off-topic for this list, but I'm hoping someone might have some advice or recommendations for me concerning Unix training.
> I moved from cataloging to our systems position two years ago. At the time, we were on a maintenance contract with our ILS vendor, meaning I only needed to do very basic things with the server (my job primarily entailed running reports against our data and working with some other locally developed Access applications.)
> Last summer, we joined a consortium and migrated our catalog to their servers, and would like to do something else now with the server we were previously using for our ILS, probably along the lines of archiving locally produced media on it.
> But I obviously need more training. It's a Sun box, running Oracle 9, and I've looked at several companies that do short term classroom training (i.e., www.learningtree.com ( http://www.learningtree.com/ )), but I've also been considering online coursework, either by Sun (http://www.sun.com/training/) or, perhaps O'Reilly http://www.oreillyschool.com/.
> I learn pretty well on my own (I figured out by myself most of the basic Unix stuff in respect to copying and moving files, working with vi, working with the crontab, etc.) but would want any course I sign up for to have an instructor to ask questions of.
> Does anyone have any experience with any of these programs they'd be willing to share?
> I'm sending this to several lists, so apologies for cross-posting.
> Cindee Phillips
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> Library Systems Administrator
> Rolfing Library/Trinity International University
> Deerfield, IL, 60015 / (847)317-4021