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Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Lion Server Essentials by Ben Greisler, Arek Dreyer

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Archiving and Restoring Open Directory Data

Once your Open Directory master (and any replicas) has been established, it is advisable to archive all your Open Directory data. This enables you to quickly recover all LDAP user information, passwords, and computer configuration information. It also permits you to transfer the Open Directory service from one computer to another by restoring the Open Directory information, provided that the IP address and host name of the new computer are the same as on the old one.

Understanding the Archival Structure

When you archive the Open Directory data, Server Admin creates an encrypted sparse disk image and stores it wherever you choose. The items archived include all three major components of Open Directory ...

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