Nicolas Zin wrote:
> I read the backup procedure on
> http://www.freeipa.org/page/Backup_and_Restore. If I lose my first master, it
> is stated than:
> - Clean deployment from the lost server by removing all replication
> agreements with it.
> - Choose another FreeIPA Server with CA installed to become the first master
> - Nominate this master to be the one in charge or renewing certs and
> publishing CRLS. This is a manual procedure at the moment.
> - Follow standard installation procedure to deploy a new master on a
> hardware/VM of your choice
Yes, that's right. If the master is gone you'll need to use the --force
command to remove the agreements. You may also need to do additional
replication topology work to ensure that every master has at least one
For example, if you have A <-> B <-> C and B dies, you'll need to
connect A to C as well otherwise you may get complaints about leaving C
> How do I nominate this master to be the one in charge of renews certs and
> publishing CRLS? I didn't found the procedure.
> Also do I care to differentiate between the first master and other replica,
> if my IPA installation use an external root CA certificate (Windows AD in
> that case)?
All masters are equal in IPA with the exception of optional services
(CA, DNS) and which one generates the CRL and is the initiator of
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