Recovering deleted /etc/shadow password file

Posted by VISITOR on Dec 21, 2005 12:44 PM EDT
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Recovering critical key file such as /etc/shadow is a challenging task.

Even if you boot in single user mode it will ask root password for maintenance, and just imagine you do not have a backup of /etc/shadow file. How will you fix such problem in a production environment where time is critical factor? This article give details how to recover deleted /etc/shadow file in five easy steps. Moreover, within 10 minutes your server will up & running in multiuser mode.

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