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System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (NIS+)
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Part I About Naming and Directory Services

1.  Name Service Switch

Part II NIS+ Setup and Configuration

2.  NIS+: An Introduction

3.  NIS+ Setup Scripts

4.  Configuring NIS+ With Scripts

5.  Setting Up the NIS+ Root Domain

6.  Configuring NIS+ Clients

7.  Configuring NIS+ Servers

8.  Configuring an NIS+ Non-Root Domain

9.  Setting Up NIS+ Tables

Part III NIS+ Administration

10.  NIS+ Tables and Information

11.  NIS+ Security Overview

12.  Administering NIS+ Credentials

13.  Administering NIS+ Keys

14.  Administering Enhanced NIS+ Security Credentials

15.  Administering NIS+ Access Rights

16.  Administering NIS+ Passwords

17.  Administering NIS+ Groups

18.  Administering NIS+ Directories

19.  Administering NIS+ Tables

20.  NIS+ Server Use Customization

21.  NIS+ Backup and Restore

Backing Up Your NIS+ Namespace With nisbackup

nisbackup Syntax

What nisbackup Backs Up

NIS+ Backup Target Directory

Maintaining a Chronological Sequence of NIS+ Backups

Backing Up Specific NIS+ Directories

Backing Up an Entire NIS+ Namespace

NIS+ Backup Directory Structure

NIS+ Backup Files

Restoring Your NIS+ Namespace With nisrestore

Prerequisites to Running nisrestore

nisrestore Syntax

Using nisrestore

Using NIS+ Backup/Restore to Set Up Replicas

How to Use NIS+ Backup/Restore to Set Up Replicas

Replacing NIS+ Server Machines

How to Replace NIS+ Server Machines

22.  Removing NIS+

23.  Information in NIS+ Tables

24.  NIS+ Troubleshooting

A.  NIS+ Error Messages

About NIS+ Error Messages

Common NIS+ Namespace Error Messages

B.  Updates to NIS+ During the Solaris 10 Release

Solaris 10 and NIS+



Chapter 21

NIS+ Backup and Restore

This chapter describes how to back up and restore an NIS+ namespace.

The NIS+ backup and restore capabilities provide a quick and easy method of preserving and reinstalling your NIS+ namespace. These features can also be used to simplify creation of new replica servers and reduce the time it takes to bring them online.

These tasks are performed by two commands:

Note - NIS+ might not be supported in a future release. Tools to aid the migration from NIS+ to LDAP are available as of the Solaris 9 release. For more information, see System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (DNS, NIS, and LDAP) and visit NIS+ End-of-Feature (EOF) Announcement FAQ.