AIDE - Build, Store, and Test Database

Generate a new database:

# /usr/sbin/aide –init

By default, the database will be written to the file /var/lib/aide/

The database, as well as the configuration file /etc/aide.conf and the binary /usr/sbin/aide (or hashes of these files) should be copied and stored in a secure location. Storing these copies or hashes on read-only media may provide further confidence that they will not be altered.

Install the newly-generated database:

# cp /var/lib/aide/ /var/lib/aide/aide.db.gz

Run a manual check:

# /usr/sbin/aide –check

If this check produces any unexpected output, investigate.

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