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Permissions on backups #1

hermanbanken opened this issue Dec 16, 2011 · 0 comments

Permissions on backups #1

hermanbanken opened this issue Dec 16, 2011 · 0 comments


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hermanbanken commented Dec 16, 2011

The website runs as the default apache user and when doing a backup of user folders we need to run the rsync commands as root or as a privileged user. My question is how to do this the nicest way. My guesses are:

  • Create simple deamon that runs as root and backup's folder -arg1 to -arg2 minding the old backup in -arg3.
  • Run rsync as the logged in user by remembering the users pass at login. (Problem: running ps will reveal password).
  • Create special rsync user (Problem: rsync user can read everything).
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