[plug] Backups as non-root

Simon Scott simon.scott at flexiplan.com
Fri Jun 8 10:16:56 WST 2001

	In short, yes, I believe so

	You would probably be better off creating a group 'backup', chown
the device files you want to backup to this group, then chmod the device
files to 775 or something similar (what is it now) and then adding your
primary user to group 'backup'.

	Im pretty sure with backups and things it treats the device as a raw
file (of sorts). Well, for full backups anyway.

	From:	Phil Steege <psteege at tpg.com.au> on 08-06-2001 03:30 AM
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	Subject:	[plug] Backups as non-root

	I would like to do backups as the primary user and not as root.
	I set the "suid" bit on the backup program, but is says I do not
have permissions on the device.
	Do I have to chmod the /dev/hda /dev/hdb disk device files also ?

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