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Replicating users from one server to other

harshadd
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I want to replicate users (with there passwords and home directories) on diff Linux server, reason is I have a working setup of ssh and vsftp which is being used by many users who are not contactable now, I do not know their passwords , and I dont want to reset passwords using root, because I cannot intimate them about the same.
If my Hardware crashes, I need to have same usernames with same passwords on diff server... How can I manage this?
Sep 15 '08 #1
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ashitpro
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I did this couple of year ago. It worked by just copying user related files like passwd and shadow etc. I don't remember the exact list. I was just playing with the stuff. Your case looks serious so be careful.
Please have a look at this link.
http://unix.derkeiler.com/Mailing-Li.../msg01389.html
They've done the same thing but quite matured way.

Regards,
Ash
Sep 15 '08 #2

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