3

My question "what are the most important ubuntu sysadmin tasks/tools" was down voted as "too general".

Is it? Should the site include some more general backgrounders?

  • 2
    That got voted down because it was vague and difficult to tell what was being asked. – Nathan Osman Jul 31 '10 at 16:24
  • sysadmin tasks & tools is vague? really. – Aviah Laor Jul 31 '10 at 17:42
  • For anyone wondering this is the question. – Hamish Downer Jul 31 '10 at 17:43
2

I think some general questions are useful, but it is a question of how general. At some point the question gets too vague, and I think the question you asked was just too vague. Some other questions that are still fairly general, but can be answered well are:

These would provide background information, but the questioner in these cases has been specific enough that a good answer can be provided. Your question wasn't. As I said in a comment to your question, I'd be up for specific questions with use cases - for example

  • LAMP server - what needs to be backed up and how?
  • I run a mail server using postfix, are there any tasks I should be doing regularly?

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .