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Re: recovery of /etc/passwd file

 
biman.saha
Occasional Contributor

recovery of /etc/passwd file

Hi Experts,

In one of my server(rx2660),the /etc/passwd file got corrupted.I also do not have its backup copy in server as well as in any other backup media.This file is very important for my environmet as all users entry for SAP application are there.I need /etc/passwd file with those users entry.How can i recover /etc/passwd file in this scenario?

Thanks & regards,
Biman Saha
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P Muralidhar Kini
Honored Contributor
P Muralidhar Kini
Honored Contributor

Re: recovery of /etc/passwd file

Hi Biman Saha,

>> I also do not have its backup copy in server as well as in any other backup
>> media
You should always consider backing up data on your server. This is one of the
most important thing to do. In case some files in your system gets deleted or
corrupted then you can always fall back to the backed up data to recover the
files.

Check the following links -
* Backing Up Your System
http://docs.hp.com/en/5991-2701/ch04s03.html

If you have not started backing up data on your server, its time to do so now.

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Murali
Let There Be Rock - AC/DC
biman.saha
Occasional Contributor

Re: recovery of /etc/passwd file

Hi Muralidhar,

Thank you very much for your quick response.Now i got clear idea.

I am closing the thread.

Thanks & Regards,
Biman Saha
biman.saha
Occasional Contributor

Re: recovery of /etc/passwd file

I am closing the thread.
P Muralidhar Kini
Honored Contributor

Re: recovery of /etc/passwd file

Hi biman.saha,

Good to know that your problem is resolved.

>> Thank you very much for your quick response
Consider assigning points to the responses that have helped you.

Regards,
Murali
Let There Be Rock - AC/DC