Recommend a good book on Debian administration?
The main complaint seems to be that they are not thorough enough and go over much of the same material as other books. I'm looking for something comprehensive that I can use for a more conveinant reference than the internet and also something that will give me ideas about things I should be doing such as what to look for in log files, etc.
I was thinking of ordering The Debian System: Concepts and Techniques or The Ubuntu Linux Toolbox. Anyone familiar with these? I'm also looking for something cheap, hopefully. Even if it is for earlier versions of Debian. As long as it gives me a solid foundation.
1. Be comprehensive
2. Be detailed
3. Address your chosen distro
4. Be up-to-date
UNIX and Linux Administration Handbook RIP, Evi
Although I have not read the whole thing (and only have a previous edition),
A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux
In my experience, the best predictor of the usefulness of a printed book is its author. If you can get your hands on one of their books (say, from a library) you'll have a good idea of whether their writing style and approach is a match for you. Don't assume that books from a specific publisher will be good: even O'Reilly and Sams put out some stinkers.
Wow, I hadn't heard about Evi until now.
Sorry for thread hijack.