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Old 01-21-2004, 03:23 PM   #1
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most important to backup?

I'm running a linux server with Samba as file server. I'm backing up (tar) all the user directories.

Without backing up all system, installation and rpm files, what would be the most important directories to either rebuild a server quickly or recover from a hack.

I know directories like /etc /bin but what else?

Old 01-21-2004, 04:10 PM   #2
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This really depends on your system, how you've built it and possibly what you feel should be backed up. /etc is probably one of the most important for system configurations. Any other directories really vary, if you don't want to lose data that you've put on the system or setup, installed, etc, that's really up to you the end user.
Old 01-21-2004, 05:15 PM   #3
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Well I usually back up directories were data is being stored alot. On my server, I'm having images pushed to /var all the time, so thats an important directory to back up. Also, /home is very important as well because all of the users preferences are stored there as well as other miscellaneous things. /etc is also pretty important to make a backup of. So, /etc /home & /var are very important. Good Luck man.
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Old 01-21-2004, 05:30 PM   #5
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/root isn't important because your not supposed to be running as root and the data that is stored there is ambiguous to the rest of the OS. The 3 partitions I mentioned above will meet all of your backup needs.


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