Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Free System Administration Training

I recently attended some free online training from Oracle. Oracle called the training event Virtual SysAdmin Day.  I thought the training was really good. So I'm posting links to the training so maybe you can also benefit from the training as well.

Link to training from the Oracle Virtual SysAdmin Day.
http://www.oracle.com/us/dm/11551-wwmk13049569mpp141c003-oem-1980042.html

Solaris resources
https://blogs.oracle.com/solaris/
http://www.youtube.com/oraclesolaris

Oracle Linux resources
https://blogs.oracle.com/linux/
http://www.youtube.com/oraclelinuxchannel

Oracle Virtualization  resources
https://blogs.oracle.com/virtualization/
http://www.youtube.com/user/OracleVirtualization


I hope someone finds this useful.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Adding, Deleting or Changing a Group in UNIX

This is a little how to on creating, deleting or modifying a group on a UNIX based computer.

root@earth> /usr/sbin/groupadd -g # groupname
If you us -g the option, you will be able to set the GID for the group. If the GID is not set then the OS will choose one.

To delete a group.
root@earth> /usr/sbin/groupdel groupname

To change a group
root@earth> /usr/sbin/groupdel -g # -n newgroupname groupname
Use the -g option to change the group gid and use -n to change the name of the group.

Use these commands only for local accounts. If a network nameservice or directory server is running then use that service instead.