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How to backup / restore FreeIPA 2.2.0 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

FreeIPA is a new technology which gives you many features in the areas of Identity management, host based security control as well as user based security control over your Linux infrastructure.

FreeIPA is designed to give centralised management capabilities over Linux, in a way similar to Microsoft Active Directory has over a Windows estate.

If you would like to find out more about FreeIPA, head across to the project wiki which you can find here.

For those of you who are already running FreeIPA, and looking for information about backing up and restoring your environment. Please read on.

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How to quickly and easily add a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 system to Microsoft Active Directory

UPDATE!! .. This article also works perfectly on Windows 2012 Server as well as Windows Server 2008. The process is exactly the same.

 

I’ve had countless numbers of people ask me over the years how to add a Linux system to Active Directory.

Here is a really quick and simple way to do it using Windbind for userlookups, and Kerberos for authentication.

In this example, I will be using the below details

Windows Domain Name:         nt.example.com
Windows Domain NetBIOS Name: NT
Domain Controller:           dc01.nt.example.com
Client Server name:          server01.nt.example.com

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