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Old 02-06-2005, 06:01 AM   #1
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Re-installation while keeping users?

I am having to re-install Debian on my web server, but I give access to the server to many friends who have their sites hosted on the server. I don't know much about server administration, but I wondered if it is possible to save the users in some way-shape-or-form so that I don't have to re-add the users and have to give them all new passwords.

Also, any tips on recreating the os as it is now after the installation would be great!

Cheers, Jamie
Old 02-06-2005, 07:35 AM   #2
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Never actually done this but it seems like you could backup these then restore them to the new system...

/etc/shadow # if you use this


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