[Dirvish] dirvish-expire trouble with read only vault directories
paul at debian.org
Fri May 12 09:42:24 UTC 2006
On Thu 11 May 2006, Tony wrote:
> I've had divish (v1.2.1) working for over a month now, doing daily
> backups from my various systems at home.
> However, when dirvish-expire runs from crontab, it emails me a huge message with a whole lot of lines that say basically :
> rm: cannot remove `/backup/pictures/20060328/tree/image001.jpg': Permission denied
> A quick look at the permissions for the ./tree directory shows : dr-xr-xr-x.
> I'm running both dirvish and dirvish-expire as a normal user (not root) so it appears dirvish is setting the directory as read-only and dirvish-expire cannot deal with that.
Hmm, I don't know what other gotchas you may run into when not running
dirvish as root...
> Do I have to run dirvish-expire as root to fix this ? I'd rather not do that.
You could use a post-server command to chmod the "tree" directory after
the backup run is complete, so that later dirvish-expires will be
In the meantime you could do "chmod +w */*/tree" from the bank
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