Author: Surendra Anne

Amanda -An Network Level Backup System In Linux

Amanda is well know for taking backup for all the systems in network. The Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver(AMANDA). Amanda is a backup system designed to archive many computers on a network to a single large-capacity tape drive. You can get more details in these links. Please visit for more linux admin...

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How To Switch From One Terminal to Other?

This post is about changing from one terminal to other one in Linux. There are by default 7 terminals in Linux/Unix A terminal is a software which is used an interface between Linux kernel and an user. First six terminals are text based terminals by default and can be accessed in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th runlevels. And the last 7th terminal is graphical terminal in which we can open multiple virtual terminals. So if you want to switch from one terminal to other then you have to press ctrl+alt+function keys. For example you want to access 6th terminal you can press ctrl+alt+f6 keys. Below table give you brief idea about terminals. [tabs][tab title=”Tab 1 Title”]Insert tab 1 content here[/tab] [tab title=”Tab 2 Title”]Insert tab 2 content here[/tab] [tab title=”Tab 3 Title”]Insert tab 3 content here[/tab][/tabs] Simultaneously there is another procedure to access the terminals there is a command chvt(change virtual terminal) is used to change the terminals for example you want to switch to terminal 3 just type the below thing in your shell. chvt...

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nohup How To Run Commands In Backgroud?

How to run Linux commands in background even when you logout? Ans : In Linux/nix by default we cant run the commands in background when we logged. When we try to logout form terminal you will get following error.$ exit There are stopped jobs. Supose you have logged in to a remote system by using ssh, after starting a script there you thought of logging out from that terminal but the script is still running. At this point we want to run the script even we loggedout. What we can do is to run a process background though you have logged out ? This can be achived by using the nohup command. Below is the man help for nohup. No Hang Up. Run a command immune to hangups, runs the given command with hangup signals ignored, so that the command can continue running in the background after you have logged out. Syntax: nohup Command [Arg] & Example1: nohup ping

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My name is Surendra Kumar Anne. I hail from Vijayawada which is cultural capital of south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. I am a Linux evangelist who believes in Hard work, A down to earth person, Likes to share knowledge with others, Loves dogs, Likes photography. At present I work at Bank of America as Sr. Analyst Systems and Administration. You can contact me at surendra (@) linuxnix dot com.