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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] permission denied error when making backups

From: Duk
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] permission denied error when making backups
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2012 08:36:33 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Weloki!

I've the same setup as yours and having the same problem, did you finally
found a solution?

I'm only able to do a full backup logging as root, and I don't want to do
that.... any help there?

weloki wrote:
> On my server that I want backed up, I do not want to SSH into it as root,
> so I've set up a special user that has an entry in /etc/sudoers to run
> *only* the rdiff-backup command on the host with superuser privileges:
> Cmnd_Alias     RDIFFBACKUP = /usr/bin/rdiff-backup
> rdiff-backup    ALL = NOPASSWD: RDIFFBACKUP
> ...everything else about the user is normal. Now for any file that does
> not have the chmod o+r (readable by "other") attribute I get this error
> when trying to back it up:
> ListError filename [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/path/to/filename'
> The file permissions could look only like -------r-- and that would work,
> in any other way, without the "r" for "other" I get the error. When I
> perform backups logging in as root, backups are made fine. 

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