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[rdiff-backup-users] rdiff-backup-regress script query - need to be 'nob
[rdiff-backup-users] rdiff-backup-regress script query - need to be 'nobody' or 'root'
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:53:39 +0100
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List, good morning,
Having messed up the latest backup increment of our quite-large
filesystem and, having long been a very happy user of Dominic's
rdiff-backup-regress script, I thought I'd better regress the
On running the regress script as user 'ron', the script advised that I
needed to be user 'nobody' or 'root'. But, after su-ing to root, the
script warned me:
address@hidden:/home/ron# ./rdiff-backup-regress.sh -n 1
rdiff-backup-regress.sh v1.0 [25 Aug 2016] by Dominic (-h for help)
You are user 'root', not 'nobody', which may result in changed
ownership of some files.
Are you sure you wish to continue (y/-)? n
Exiting, no changes made
I've not had this warning before. Many of the files in this backup
are used by MS Windows clients, and managed by samba; I think this may
be where the 'nobody' user is coming from. The files are also served
over NFS to linux clients, perhaps they are marked as 'nobody'.
I think I ought not mess up the file ownerships, so I wanted to take
heed of the script's warning. I don't know how to become user
'nobody' - I don't think there is a 'nobody' password.
Before I dig a deeper hole, has someone else bumped into this when
using rdiff-backup-regress script and (if so) what did they find was
the best way forward? I probably do need to regress this increment,
Grateful for any comment,
- [rdiff-backup-users] rdiff-backup-regress script query - need to be 'nobody' or 'root',
Ron Leach <=