How to backup users and groups
I am about to reinstall RH9 because of several newbie mistakes I've made over the past several weeks. I have established several users and groups during this period and don't want to reinput all of this data ( especially passwords ). How do I backup and restore this data ( and which files do I backup ) so this is possible?
BTW - I backed up my /home directory using the command
"tar pcvf home.tar /home"
Will this preserve the permission and owner data when extracted into the new system?