backup with rsync

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by marra87, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. marra87

    marra87 New Member


    I'm running ISPConfig on Fedora Core 5.
    I have another Fedora installation which I will use for backup.

    In ISPConfig all dirs under /var/www is owned by web1/2/3....

    I connect to the ISPConfig server with the user "john". But "john" hasn't access to the /var/www folders. I get the message: "rsync: opendir "/var/www/web1/ftp/incoming" failed: Permission denied (13)" on all dirs.

    I have tried to:
    usermod -G apache/root john

    but continue to get the samme error
    Anyone who has a solution? Thx
  2. aqua

    aqua New Member

    have you checked that john now actually has root powers?

    I come mainly from the debian camp, but perhaps you can do sudo john, and then check whoami to see if john does have root powers.

  3. marra87

    marra87 New Member

    whoami output for user "john":

    How do I assign a group for john, like root?
  4. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    I guess you will have to run the rsync job with root priveliges. I recommend to do this over SSH with e.g. key based authentication.

    I just googled a bit, maybe this howto helps you. If I remember correctly, there might be a howto on howoforge too that Falko has written some time ago.

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