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


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-218089 RHEL-06-000505 SV-218089r505923_rule Medium
Operating system backup is a critical step in maintaining data assurance and availability. System-level information includes system-state information, operating system and application software, and licenses. Backups must 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-19570r377282_chk )
Ask an administrator if a process exists to back up OS data from the system, including configuration data.

If such a process does not exist, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-19568r377283_fix)
Procedures to back up OS 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 OS data is backed up from the system in accordance with local policies.