[Dirvish] Why is dirvish in /usr/sbin?
bierkastl at freenet.de
Mon Jul 10 15:16:41 UTC 2006
Am 10.07.2006 00:08 schrieb Eric Mountain:
> I agree it is debatable... I guess an individual user could want to run
> dirvish to run backups within their own home directory for instance.
> In the
> general case however, dirivish does not work well unless it is run as root
> (because it has to copy ownership, permissions etc. exactly).
Unless some files I want to backup or not readable to me, or the
directory I want to backup to is not writable, I would guess it should
> That is packaged by Paul Slootman who hangs around this list. He already
> provided insight on his reasons for packaging it this way in this mail:
Thanks, Ill have a look.
> If you're backing up files you don't own, you'll have problems duplicating
> ownership attributes and permissions, which in turn will lead to rsync being
> unable to hardlink files between backups. See this thread for an example of
> someone hitting this problem:
I would take care that this is not the case. Im just backing up my
home on my single-user-machine.
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to the presence of those who think they 've found it.
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