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RE: Secure Backups
From: "Dan Bogda" <dan.bogda () kintera com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2006 12:02:45 -0700

Rolando,
You should stick with least privileges necessary to perform the function. If you can get away with read only access to 
the file systems do so. You may also want to provide different accounts between environments or machine types(i.e. dev, 
production; unix, windows, etc.) Also, do not let users use the accounts and make sure to change the passwords on a 
fixed schedule. I would also lean towards a domain account so that you can easily monitor usage, change the password 
and globally disable when necessary. It's harder to track x number of local accounts and when they were last used, 
changed, etc.

Good luck,
Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: rolando_ruiz () jetaviation com [mailto:rolando_ruiz () jetaviation com] 
Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2006 1:34 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Secure Backups

Hello security world,

I'd like to establish a secure and reliable backup procedure. Currently, the person whom had this responsibility has 
not been using standard procedures throughout our network. Things I'm looking for include account type to use (local or 
domain - admin or not), and what rights should this account have in each server? I'm assuming that the account should 
hold enough admin rights on each box to be able to run the job but I'm unsure if it should hold complete administrator 
rights. 

Your comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated. 

With best regards,
 
Rolando Ruiz


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