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UGU: Unix Guru Universe - Unix Tip #4289- December 8, 2012 - Home : Help : Today's Tip
Unix Tip #4289- December 8, 2012

BACKING UP PASSWORDS


Don't just think if you backup
/etc/passwd you'll be ok.

You should backup all the following
to be safe:

/etc/passwd
/etc/group
/etc/gshadow (not on all flavors)
/etc/shadow

If you really want to be safe
about backing up all your system
configurations make sure to get
everything under /etc
It typically is under 5 megabytes.

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