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Old 01-08-2004, 10:33 PM   #1
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save and restore Users and accounts, settings mail etc.

How do I save user accounts (login/passwords), settings and mail for disater recovery?
I am using Tapeware as backup app to seagate travan.
Old 01-08-2004, 11:19 PM   #2
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To save login/password information back up the /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow files.

Mail is stored in /var/spool/mail
Old 01-08-2004, 11:20 PM   #3
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depends on program in use...

Old 01-11-2004, 10:00 PM   #4
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Do I just use "FileRoller"?
Old 01-12-2004, 05:43 PM   #5
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You could also just "tar" the entire /home, /var and /etc directories into different tarballs. Those are you most important directories that exists.


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