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Re: [suse-security] Re: backup solution
  • From: Wolfgang Leithner <wolfgang.leithner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 13:37:09 +0200
  • Message-id: <200603281337.09282.wolfgang.leithner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi Andy,

Am Tuesday 28 March 2006 13:19 schrieb Andy:
> > Second, the answer to your question is an easy one. The users and
> > passwords are kept in the file /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow.
> So if I overwrite these 2 files the users are restored? How can I then
> automatically create them the local directories?
> Let's say if we ignore the user files in case of crash), do I have to save
> the directory structure?

The far better solution would be to backup your data (with the directory
structure part of it) on a regular basis and your configuration (including
things like passwd, shadow etc.) everytime something changes.
When you use differential backups the amount of extra space needed is

As Christian pointed out, take a look at the link he sent.


Wolfgang Leithner
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