[Cialug] nfs permissions
Jeffrey C. Ollie
jeff at ocjtech.us
Thu Sep 30 17:53:59 CDT 2010
On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 5:46 PM, L. V. Lammert <lvl at omnitec.net> wrote:
> Trying to setup a nas box for system backup, .. have not dealt much with
> nfs - is there any way to xet the permissions properly on files created in
> the mounted drive?
> For example, a file is created as nobody:nogroup, .. but a backup must
> perserve uid/gid & permissions for, say, home directories.
> I'd like to use rsnapshot to create a versioned backup, but it does not
> seem to be possible on a nfs drive?
Is the backup running as root? By default NFS has a feature called "root
squashing" that changes the root userid to nobody. You have to add the
"norootsquash" parameter to the exports file on the NFS server to disable
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