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Nod

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FreeIPA

FreeIPA is an integrated security information management solution combining Linux (Fedora), 389 Directory Server, MIT Kerberos, NTP, DNS, Dogtag (Certificate System). It consists of a web interface and command-line administration tools.

FreeIPA is an integrated Identity and Authentication solution for Linux/UNIX networked environments. A FreeIPA server provides centralized authentication, authorization and account information by storing data about user, groups, hosts and other objects necessary to manage the security aspects of a network of computers.

FreeIPA is built on top of well known Open Source components and standard protocols with a very strong focus on ease of management and automation of installation and configuration tasks.

Multiple FreeIPA servers can easily be configured in a FreeIPA Domain in order to provide redundancy and scalability. The 389 Directory Server is the main data store and provides a full multi-master LDAPv3 directory infrastructure. Single-Sign-on authentication is provided via the MIT Kerberos KDC. Authentication capabilities are augmented by an integrated Certificate Authority based on the Dogtag project. Optionally Domain Names can be managed using the integrated ISC Bind server.

Security aspects related to access control, delegation of administration tasks and other network administration tasks can be fully centralized and managed via the Web UI or the ipa Command Line tool.
 

KleinBoontjie

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Thanks, was looking for a backup software in your list, because I couldn't remember the name. Noticed you don't have a section for backup software, or did I miss iit?
Here is two. Pika being the one I was looking for. Read about it somewhere and wanted to test it, because you can backup your Home directory direct to Google drive. :

Timeshift
Pika Backup

Virtualization:
Gnome Boxes
 
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InvisibleJim

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Thanks, was looking for a backup software in your list, because I couldn't remember the name. Noticed you don't have a section for backup software, or did I miss iit?
Here is two. Pika being the one I was looking for. Read about it somewhere and wanted to test it, because you can backup your Home directory direct to Google drive. :

Timeshift
Pika Backup

Virtualization:
Gnome Boxes
Thanks. I've added these.

I've mainly been putting backup software into the utilities section although there is also some database related tools in the DB section. - Maybe it does merit its own section as I suppose in your case it wasn't very easy to identify what you were looking for on the list. I will maybe make some time to create one at some point soon.

There are quite a lot of good open source file level backup applications but server backup software I don't think there is anything that really matches the features of commercial applications like Veeam or Arcserve. Proxmox and XCP-NG have backup programs which are sort of getting there and I've never used Amanda, Bacula or Bareos which are aimed at the same sort of use case so I'm not really sure how good they are (I think @Nod suggested Bacula a few weeks ago and I must have forgotten to add it - my bad!)
 
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