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The operating system must conduct backups of user-level information contained in the operating system per organization defined frequency to conduct backups consistent with recovery time and recovery point objectives.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-218088 RHEL-06-000504 SV-218088r505923_rule Medium
Operating system backup is a critical step in maintaining data assurance and availability. User-level information is data generated by information system and/or application users. Backups shall be consistent with organizational recovery time and recovery point objectives.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2020-09-03


Check Text ( C-19569r377279_chk )
Ask an administrator if a process exists to back up user data from the system.

If such a process does not exist, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-19567r377280_fix)
Procedures to back up user data from the system must be established and executed. The Red Hat operating system provides utilities for automating such a process. Commercial and open-source products are also available.

Implement a process whereby user data is backed up from the system in accordance with local policies.