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Counter An In the Trenches(TM) look at how to run e-commerce and intranet applications 24/7 on Linux-based servers This book shows system administrators, managers, and developers how to scale up Linux to run on large server systems in order to maintain high availability for e-commerce applications. It brings readers quickly up to speed on Linux 2.4, the latest version, and its new enterprise features, providing detailed instructions on analyzing, setting up, and maintaining robust Linux servers that can operate reliably with little or no downtime. Readers will learn about risk analysis, fault tolerance, configuration, monitoring, backup, and recovery. They'll also get top-notch advice on Linux's new features, including Logical Storage Management (LSM), alternative file systems, and high-availability clusters. No other book on the subject offers the kind of practical thinking, tools, analysis, and tests featured in this hands-on guide.

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