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Head: Meet Wall.

I spent way more time than I’m comfortable disclosing, troubleshooting an issue with an AD-attached Oracle Linux server that wouldn’t accept ssh logons by domain users. We use the recommended sssd and realmd to ensure AD membership. Everything looked good, and I could log on using an account that’s a member of the Domain Admins […]

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Restoring a really old domain controller from backups

I had an interesting experience this week, where I was faced with the need to restore an entire Active Directory environment from backups that were more than a year old. The company whose servers I was restoring had been using an older version of Veeam Backup and Recovery, which always simplifies matters a lot: The […]