[ILUG] Preserving group & passwd to another server
adelaney at cs.may.ie
Fri Dec 17 18:58:39 GMT 2004
On Fri, 2004-12-17 at 17:20 +0000, Conor Wynne wrote:
> Well since I got no replies on my Oracle FS question, I've decided to
> try again ;-0
> I'm thinking of rsync'ing /etc from one box to the other.
What in particular do you want to sync? /etc/hostname should probably
be different on both hosts etc... as you've said below.
> I know that just copying /etc/passwd & /etc/group is not sufficient.
> But I reckon an rsync will be cool - aside from having to be carefull to
> exclude certain files such as /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/* and
> hostname etc.
Copying /etc/passwd and /etc/group _is_ sufficient in a lot of cases.
I've done it on small networks as it's more secure (and easier) than NIS
and doesn't require a full-time admin.
> Any particular gotchas I should look out for before I proceed?
> Suggestions for files to exclude are most welcome.
Please provide more information on what you want to sync. Do you have
Apache/Samba/CUPS running on both systems?
Aidan Delaney email: adelaney at cs.may.ie
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