Hey Serverfault community,
So what are the best practices for managing backups of various configuration files on a production unix/linux systems?
for example, (and why I am asking). I am part of a team managing some production radius servers(FreeRADIUS). We need a way to efficiently manage, document and backup changes to to config files.
Right now I just added a dir with configbackups and just append a date to the backup. The problem is various configs are stored all over the system and there is now way to easily track changes made and quickly restore. plus it becomes a nasty mess in the long run.
Also, any links to questions or answers that have great ideas/scripts used for backup would be most appreciated.