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Old 11-30-2004, 07:02 PM   #1
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Users, their data, and more?


I am trying to figure out where the user information is stored for backup purposes. I use cpio for a backup command, mainly because I like the fact that it keeps all the original file information. The problem I have run into is that after restoring the backup, my users are not recreated as I had hoped. The main files that I backup for the users are "/var/spool/mail, /home" and the "/etc/shadow" file.

Is there another file or group of files that I can backup that will recreate the users and the groups?
 
Old 11-30-2004, 07:20 PM   #2
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"Is there another file or group of files that I can backup that will recreate the users and the groups?"

The users and groups are configured in various files in /etc. Backup the entire /etc tree similar to the way that you backup the entire /home tree.

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Old 11-30-2004, 07:22 PM   #3
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Yeah, I was afraid of that. You wouldn't by chance happen to know which files would you? I got a few problems with some of the files that I do not want to be transfered over.

Update:::::
Are there any others that anyone else can think of other than these?

/etc/shadow
/etc/group
/etc/gshadow
/etc/passwd

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