1 ) DD Command:-
The dd command stands for “data duplicator” and used for copying and converting data. It is very powerful low level utility of Linux which can do much more like.
• Backup and restore the entire hard disk or partition.
• Backup of MBR (Master Boot Record)
• It can copy and convert magnetic tape format, convert between ASCII and EBCDIC formats,swap bytes and can also convert lower case to upper case.
• It can also be used by Linux kernel make files to make boot images.
Only superuser can run this command because you can face a big data loss due to its improper usage, so you should be very careful while working with this utility. At that moment data loss can convert the dd utility as a “data destroyer” for you
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What’s with the Name “Ansible”?
Ansible was used to control a large number of remote ships at once, over vast distances. Think of it as a metaphor for controlling remote servers.
Ansible playbooks are a way to send commands to remote computers in a scripted way. Instead of using Ansible commands individually to remotely configure computers from the command line, you can configure entire complex environments by passing a script to one or more systems.
Ansible playbooks are written in the YAML data serialization format. If you don’t know what a data serialization format is, think of it as a way to translate a programmatic data structure (lists, arrays, dictionaries, etc) into a format that can be easily stored to disk. The file can then be used to recreate the structure at a later point. JSON is another popular data serialization format, but YAML is much easier to read.
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