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Daniel Tate | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jun 28, 2015

Daniel Tate

Linux/Unix Administrator, Windows Engineer
   United States
  |   Lewisburg, TN
  |  11:33 am Local Time

Overview

With 20 years experience in the IT industry, I am the go-to guy for server migrations, new installations, and especially the "unsolvable" problem. I am well versed in Linux (RedHat/CentOS and the Debian/Ubuntu families are the ones I work on most now) as well as Windows.

I have 15 years pro experience in Linux - 20 total, as I started when it was created. Because of this, I know how linux truly works inside - this gives me an edge in many situations. On top of that, add enterprise-level experience in Windows - I can handle any problem...

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Aug 3, 2015|System Administration|$137|Completed
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5.0
Jun 20, 2015|System Administration|$99|Working
Jun 3, 2015|System Administration|$44|Completed
Jun 1, 2015|System Administration|$192|Completed
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Skills (10)

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Linux System Administration
Linux
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Redhat Linux 9.0 General Test
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Unix
Unix Test
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RHEL (Red Hat)
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Ubuntu
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Windows Server 2008 Test
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Windows 7 Administration
Knowledge of Windows 7 Skills Test
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Service Description

For troubleshooting jobs, I like to be thorough - I start with the obvious, then return to the basics, then dig deeper in the most appropriate way I can. I have a methodical routine to troubleshooting - working my way through a tree of likely and unlikely causes.

For new installations, I use best practices wherever at all feasible. Standardization, be it to industry norms or the existing environment you have in place - that's what i'll follow; making suggestions where appropriate and welcome.

For migrations, there's a different story for every job. Most come very easy - some have some hiccups, usually due to some library mismatch. In any event, I know how to work around the vast majority of errors out there.

I am certified by Microsoft and Oracle Unix/Linux (Where I scored so highly they had me examine their next four tests for errors). I am familiar with the internals of Linux - Rebuilding it from scratch - no distributions - at least once a year to get a feel for how things have changed. I also go back to basics a lot - you may miss the trees for the forest, as it were.


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Employment

Comdata
Sr. Systems Engineer
2008 - 2012
Managed Linux (RedHat, Debian) servers, Solaris, and AIX servers (and windows as needed) on Intel, Sparc, Power and z/Series. Also utilized VMware products. PCI Compliant, high-security network.
Advanced Network Solutions
Senior Consultant
2003 - 2008
Managed needs on multiple platforms (Windows, AIX, Solaris, Linux) and a myriad of software packages from MySQL, MSSQL, Oracle, MS Exchange Server, and many others. Designed networks for new...
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Systems Administrator
2000 - 2002
Manage OLTP and other transaction processing systems.
Bridgestone/Firestone USA
Consulting Solaris and Linux Administrator
1999 - 1999
Worked to manage systems and network security, DNS infrastructure using BIND, and integrating it with the Windows DNS MMC for ease of management after contract completion.
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Linux
Windows
RHEL
Migration
Windows
Security
Active Directory
Scripting
CentOS
Red Hat
bash
cloud
virtualization
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