Log Book CSCI/CINF 4634 Computer Systems Administration
There will be no log book needed for Fall 2011.
It is essential that a Systems Administrator(SA) maintain a log book which details the necessary configuration information about the system and site and also records all work carried out by the SA. A primary aim of this assignment is to make you familiar with maintaining a log book.
An additional aim of this assignment is to ensure that you are performing the necessary tasks during the semester and also gaining some form of understanding of the material.
Setup and Contents:
The logbook would typically be a binder into which you would add information.
It should be ordered by date.
When you first setup your system, you should put in the initial setup variables of your system.
The log book should keep track of all the changes that you do to your system from the time set it is setup until the end of the semester.
It should contain reasons for any changes that were made on the system. For example, if you changed permissions on an upper-level system directory, the reason for it should be stated.
All assignment reports should also be in this logbook, since this would have information about most of the changes.
The log book should/might also contain information such as
directory structure and the reason for placement of certain types of files etc.
a copy of a full listing of the devices that are configured on the system (NOT a list of the device directory)
Copies of major configuration files
Lists of useful commands
problems you come across and solutions to common problems