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Cooking with MySQL  Paul DuBois has selected sample recipes from the hundreds you'll find in his book, MySQL Cookbook. In this second article in a three-part series showcasing these recipes, find out how to manage simultaneous AUTO_INCREMENT values, and how to use AUTO_INCREMENT values and related tables.   [ONLamp.com]

Vanishing Features of the 2.6 Kernel  "Housecleaning is almost an obsession in Linux," writes Jerry Cooperstein. The upcoming 2.6 kernel is no exception. While there are always new features to add, there are always features to polish and features to remove. Here's what you won't see in 2.6.   [Linux DevCenter]

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Top Five Open Source Packages for System Administrators  Æleen Frisch, author of the recently released Essential System Administration, 3rd Edition, offers the fourth installment in a five-part series on the most useful and widely applicable open source administrative tools. As the countdown continues this week, we've got number two, Nagios.   [ONLamp.com]

mdadm: A New Tool For Linux Software RAID Management  Derek Vadala, author of Managing RAID with Linux, looks at the new mdadm (multiple devices admin) package, a simple, yet robust way to manage software arrays. In this article, Derek covers installation and mdadm's five major modes of operation.   [Linux DevCenter]

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