I've merged all the posts from the last handy links thread into one post to make it easier to read and find the info. I'd like to thank everyone who contributed and if anyone comes across any more just post them up here and I'll add them to the list.
HP Business Support Forums:
- The Scripting Guys
- Microsoft Knowledge Base
- XP Sp2 Group Policy Settings
- Windows Small Business Server Official Blog
- Application Deployment Switches/Scripts etc
McAfee User Forums:
Unix Rosetta Stone
For troubleshooting IT issues
Linux Sysadmin Portal
A quick intro to GNU Screen
Tuning LAMP systems
OpsView 3 is a great GUI and enhanced configurer for Nagios 3.
Active Directory help
MS Active Directory homepage
www.ss64.com - Windows/Unix Scripting / Windows Powershell / DOS Commands
www.freeprogrammingresources.com - Docs and tutorials on a wide range of programming / scripting languages
Courtesy of Sposs:
Clonezilla, based on DRBL, Partition Image, ntfsclone, partclone, and udpcast, allows you to do bare metal backup and recovery. Two types of Clonezilla are available, Clonezilla live and Clonezilla SE (server edition). Clonezilla live is suitable for single machine backup and restore. While Clonezilla SE is for massive deployment, it can clone many (40 plus!) computers simultaneously. Clonezilla saves and restores only used blocks in the harddisk. This increases the clone efficiency. At the NCHC’s Classroom C, Clonezilla SE was used to clone 41 computers simultaneously. It took only about 10 minutes to clone a 5.6 GBytes system image to all 41 computers via multicasting!
rsync is an open source utility that synchronizes files and directories from one location to another while minimizing data transfer using delta encoding when appropriate. An important feature of rsync not found in most similar programs/protocols is that the mirroring takes place with only one transmission in each direction. rsync can copy or display directory contents and copy files, optionally using compression and recursion.
Duplicity backs directories by producing encrypted tar-format volumes and uploading them to a remote or local file server. Because duplicity uses librsync, the incremental archives are space efficient and only record the parts of files that have changed since the last backup. Because duplicity uses GnuPG to encrypt and/or sign these archives, they will be safe from spying and/or modification by the server.
Bacula is a set of Open Source, enterprise ready, computer programs that permit you (or the system administrator) to manage backup, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of computers of different kinds. Bacula is relatively easy to use and efficient, while offering many advanced storage management features that make it easy to find and recover lost or damaged files. In technical terms, it is an Open Source, enterprise ready, network based backup program.