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ipa-backup - Back up an IPA master


ipa-backup [OPTION]...


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

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

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.


--data Back up data only. The default is to back up all IPA files plus data.

--gpg Encrypt the back up file.

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.

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 to the given file


0 if the command was successful

1 if an error occurred

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