Originally Posted by till
The reason why the directory is not chowned to the website user and group is to prevent that the website user is able to fill up the backup space with its own files as the backup space is not under quota control on many systems. I will see how we can find a solution for that or make this configurable in the server settings.
Is it implementable to create backup as root, then set chown of backup to user and finally chmod to 444 (same when creating backup folder)? Will it work?