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On Thu, 28 Aug 2008, kamel derouiche wrote:
> > Yep, thanks. I'll see what happens with
> > backup_uses_rcs=NO first.
> > Thanks for the suggestions.
> why this value backup_uses_rcs=NO and in /etc/security ?
The "backups" are done in the security script (daily security email),
because of the security task of comparing and reporting differences of
various important files with previous (backed up) versions. This includes
files listed in /etc/mtree/special, /etc/mtree/special.local (of local
customizations), and /etc/changelist. Also the lists of devices,
setuid/setgid files, and package metadata are recorded.
By default it uses rcs to keep a running history of revisions of the
files. Or if backup_uses_rcs is off, then it just keeps two
revisions: the most current named with extension .current and the older
named with extension .backup. Note that it doesn't backup every day, but
only backs up modified files.
In addition, to the daily security report highlighting differences, the
backups are also useful to administrators for emergency recoveries or
manual comparisons. (As an example, you can review old fstab files and
user database changes.)
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