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Re: [suse-security] Re: backup solution
Am Montag, 27. März 2006 20:41 schrieb Markus Gaugusch:
> On Mar 27, Andy <frum@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I want to ask for a backup tool for suse 10.
> > For the configuration files and mailserver I am using rsync to
> > backup the files.
> > How can I backup the user list and passwords... and recover them
> > easy in case of disaster??
> Second, the answer to your question is an easy one. The users and
> passwords are kept in the file /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow.
> But instead of saving only those two (with tar), I would backup the
> whole /etc directory, e.g.
> # tar czvf /data/backup/etc.tar.gz /etc
I would not recommend compressed tar archives for doing backups - if one
bit breaks, the whole archive can be unusable.
Andy: If you already have rsync running, just use it to save all
If you need multiple backup instances, I'd recommend to use storeBackup
on the rsync copy.
For those who understand german: (sorry, no translation available)
[Subject: Re: hpdarm bei Systemstart]
Äh, sorry, es geht natürlich um hdparm, nicht um die Gedärme eines hp:-)
[Heinrich Eisterer in suse-linux]
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