Backing up NIS & NFS

From: Steve Jenkins (
Date: 12/21/03

Date: 21 Dec 2003 13:57:23 -0800


Wonder if anyone can help. I'm considering my companies' disaster
recovery plan, and currently we've got a Linux server powering our
NIS/NFS setup. If this server dies, so does NIS and NFS.

In the same way that with a Windows domain you can have primary and
secondary domain controllers, is it possible to have primary and
secondary NIS/NFS controllers, so that if one dies the other can carry
on? Will the secondary keep a complete mirror copy of the domain?

Thanks for anyones help and time,
Cheers Steve.