System administrators are usually employed by various companies for system maintenance, maintaining server and resolving compatibility issues. The tasks associated with role of system administrators varies with the organization.
Here are common responsibilities of most of the networking administrators working for a organization:
A typical system administrator checks disk spacing and reports it to higher authorities.
Provides backups and supports over 10 – 20 servers.
Need to have regular check about the user accounts associated with the company.
Need to execute business specific functions that includes generation of weekly/monthly reports and moving data to new server etc.
Applying tools and principles related to automated configuration generation and management.
Must maintain the changing security policies across all the hosts.
By making effective use of the configuration management tool, the system administrator can now handle large tasks like security audits and updating patches in a easy and effective way.
Usually a system administrator works for 9.5 hours a day and must work for 78% of their off duty hours.