[CentOS] create account for Backup Exec 12.5 on Linux [RHEL5 or 4] to perform backup???

Wed Jan 12 21:30:24 UTC 2011
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 3:57 PM, Sven Aluoor <aluoor at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 9:27 PM, mcclnx mcc <mcclnx at yahoo.com.tw> wrote:
>>> We have several LINUX servers with Backup Exec 12.5 client on it.
>>>  Based on Backup administrator told us when configure backup EXEC
>>> client he need "root" password.  Also we can NOT change "root" password
>>> after configure otherwise backup will failed.
>>> Does there has way I can create a account with special group assign to
>>> it for Backup EXEC to use?
> Your Backup Exec configuration advisor needs an education in the use
> of "sudo" or restricted SSH keys to provide restricted access to the
> necessary commands for Backup Exec. And he most *certainly* does not
> need a "root password". Sudo or SSH key based access should be plenty,
> so that you can revoke it relatively safely as needed.
Yeah, that's probably your best bet. You can add entries to sudo - maybe
create an admin, or backup, account, who can can use sudo *only* to run
the backup command.