Does anyone use the
backup user for doing local system backups? or do
you create a new user specifically for that?
I ask because
backup is debian-specific uid 34, provided by the
base-passwd package. But reading
/usr/share/doc/base-passwd/users-and-groups.txt.gz, i find only this:
backup Presumably so backup/restore responsibilities can be locally delegated to someone without full root permissions? HELP: Is that right? Amanda reportedly uses this, details?
So fellow admins: do you use debian-allocated accounts (i.e., with uid < 100) (other than root) for any local (non-distro) purpose? If so, when do you do so? if not, why not?