ipa-backup man page

ipa-backup — Back up an IPA master

Synopsis

ipa-backup [OPTION]...

Description

Two kinds of backups: full and data-only.

The back up is optionally encrypted using either the default root GPG key or a named key. No passphrase is supported.

Backups are stored in a subdirectory in /var/lib/ipa/backup.

The naming convention for full backups is ipa-full-YEAR-MM-DD-HH-MM-SS in the GMT time zone.

The naming convention for data backups is ipa-data-YEAR-MM-DD-HH-MM-SS In the GMT time zone.

Within the subdirectory is file, header, that describes the back up including the type, system, date of backup, the version of IPA, the version of the backup and the services on the master.

A backup can not be restored on another host.

A backup can not be restored in a different version of IPA.

Options

--data
Back up data only. The default is to back up all IPA files plus data.
--gpg
Encrypt the back up file.
--gpg-keyring=GPG_KEYRING
The full path to a GPG keyring. The keyring consists of two files, a public and a private key (.sec and .pub respectively). Specify the path without an extension.
--logs
Include the IPA service log files in the backup.
--online
Perform the backup on-line. Requires the --data option.
--v, --verbose
Print debugging information
-d, --debug
Alias for --verbose
-q, --quiet
Output only errors
--log-file=FILE
Log to the given file

Exit Status

0 if the command was successful

1 if an error occurred

Files

/var/lib/ipa/backup

The default directory for storing backup files.

/var/log/ipabackup.log

The log file for backups

See Also

ipa-restore(1).

Referenced By

ipa-restore(1).

Mar 22 2013 FreeIPA FreeIPA Manual Pages