Did the backup/restore scripts reach more than experimental status?
Looks like they were released in FreeIPA 3.2.

It's a problem for me that this kind of functionallity hasn't yet moved
into RHEL.

Backup/restore from some corporate use perspectives, cannot rely on
system snapshotting.  Whilst a snapshot may make an easier recovery
procedure for an admin, it is a take-it-or-leave-it approach.  I cannot,
for example, restore missing data that was deleted by mistake without
loosing other edits that have happened in the interim.

A VM snapshot is certainly a valid last-stop method of backing up IPA,
but it doesn't cover some of the use cases that most companies find
themselves having to deal with.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: 
> [] On Behalf Of Martin Kosek
> Sent: 27 March 2014 12:31
> To: Andrew Holway;
> Subject: Re: [Freeipa-users] Backup / Restore
> On 03/27/2014 01:09 PM, Andrew Holway wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I am being tasked with setting up freeipa for an organisation. A 
> > replica will be created but they also require a backup / restore 
> > strategy.
> > 
> > Has anyone implemented backup restore? Ideas? 
> Recommendations? Dragons?
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> > Andrew
> Good topic! I would be really interested in experience from 
> FreeIPA users. I can only provide information from FreeIPA 
> development team member point of view.
> Our thoughts on topic of Backup and restore:
> Original design of backup and restore scripts:
> As you can read in the first document, we are not yet 
> convinced that backup&restore scripts is the right thing to 
> do + we also do not have enough information from the field. 
> If these scripts is what admin wants, if yes - do they work for them?
> If you check open Backup and Restore tickest, there are 
> really not many of them:
> Martin
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