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How to retain original file ownership information While recovering files from windows server sbs2011 backup

Background: Windows SBS2011/2008 R2 Microsoft Word Documents Windows built in backup and restore Plot: Some user/s moved some sensitive files to a public network drive and I was told to move ...
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Using chown: Any substantial difference between assigning ownership of the entire directory vs just the files in it? [closed]

An example: Say Apache needs to have ownership of all the files in /var/www/html to serve the pages of a website. Is there any danger in making Apache the owner of this directory (and files and ...
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www-data and server user

I have a WordPress installation on my first VPS, and ownership problem with www-data user and user I created (let's call it user1) to use for login (I disabled root login). I use user1 for FTP, but I ...
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Adding secondary groups and running processes

I made oracle member of a secondary group. Do I have to restart Oracle before it can write to directories owned by this secondary group?
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With permissions 775 php error: folder is not writable

When running a script I get the following error: 'The folder "x" is not writable.' Folder's permissions are 755. Folder ownership is user:user. PHP runs as apache. When changing group ownership of ...
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How to grant somebody “Take ownership” privilege?

I have a Windows 2008 R2 machine. My machine itself is not a domain controller but is joined to a domain. In Local Security Policy, under Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights ...
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Is it possible to Takeown.exe of a folder for the “Everyone” user, on Windows

I can use takeown.exe to give the currently logged in user ownership of a folder. But when I try: takeown /s jimswork8 /u Everyone /f c:\test /R /D Y It just gives ownership to the currently logged ...
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Should all files in /etc/mysql be owned by root or can mysql own them?

In the standard mysql setup on debian squeeze all files in /etc/mysql are owned by root. Can it be changed, so that mysql is the new owner or does it have a reason why they should stay by root?
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What type of caching is involved in the displayed usernames of file owners/security on member servers

One of our domains has two Windows 2008 r2 servers: a domain controller which also holds all the FSMO roles and member server. If I rename a domain user, then use Windows explorer to look at a file ...
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Speeding up permission changes on git post-update hook

A month ago, based my question Git prime/hub website deployment: documentroot changes save fine but permission denied for subdirectories, I received some great help from dawud for setting up a ...
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Using rsync to copy files from one server to another, pertaining users and permissions

I'm backing up user uploaded files from my primary server to my failover server using rsync. If I use rsync -a to mirror an /uploads directory from server A to server B, can I expect programs using ...
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Windows Server 2008 Mass Ownership Reassignment

A directory with a multitude of subdirectories at a client's office need to have ownership changed to a single Administrator account. Instead of changing the security settings for each and every ...
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Cannot remove a file after its transfer was interrupted (on Windows Web Server 2008 R2 SP1)

I was copying files from linux to windows (via COPSSH) using a command like (from linux shell): scp -pr dir administrator@win:/cygdrive/c/dest/ (dir was a directory with files and subdirectories) ...
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Bulk change of ownership

I recently migrated a server to another machine in our rack. They ownership/permissions didn't transfer when I moved /home from machine1 to /home on machine2 (both Ubuntu machines) The user accounts ...
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FTP and Apache don't get along with ownership

I moved from managed VPS to unmanaged VPS few weeks ago and set it up as I could find guides on net. I've installed Kloxo as my webui for server management etc. I have a problem with ownership ...
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How do I make it so that files created in a directory have a certain group ownership?

In a modern Linux distro, I want the files created under /path/to/files to have a default group of mygroup. It seems on some distributions this can be done by grpid, which doesn't exists on Ubuntu. ...
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I'd like all files created in a specific directory to be owned by a certain user in linux, is that possible?

First I've been asked to change the owner of the current files in the folder and i chown'ed -R the path but i want to be sure that files which will be created there in the future will also be owned by ...
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Taking ownership of folder does not give full access

Summary: Even after taking ownership of a newly created directory called "NewWebsite" inside the existing "c:\inetpub\" on a Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1) I do not have full access. The most obvious ...
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Ubuntu - Group users create new files/directory always: -rwxrwxr-x / drwxrwxr-x

I got a directory in which my group is the owner. The group has two users, however, when a user create a directory the other user can't move the files. Why is that and how can I change so that the ...
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logged in as root, make all files in /home/user chown to user when git pull

I like to stay logged into my (Ubuntu) VPS as root. Now I am running into issues when I git pull into my wordpress directory at /home/user . All new files will have user and group assigned as "root", ...
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similar files has the same permission & owner but some of them give forbidden error

I moved a file from another server to my server. in directory listing Apache doesn't show it and I cant download it from browser (forbidden) but I created a new file and chmod + chown both of them to ...
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Access Denied to Administrator on Domain Controler 2003

On one of my Domain Controlers, I have a folder that was created by a service. When I try to access it using Administrator credentials I get access denied. Administrator has ownership of the parent ...
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Change owner recursively with Powershell?

I'm trying to use Powershell to change owner of a folder, recursively. I'm basically using this code: $acct1 = New-Object System.Security.Principal.NTAccount('DOMAIN\Enterprise Admins') ...
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rsync encounters chgrp errors despite --no-g

I am using rsync to sync a directory to a USB-mounted device. That device automounts with myuser:root ownership. When I rsync my directory (that has myuser:myuser ownership) with -a, I get many of the ...
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Granting access to user's file store without their knowledge or consent [closed]

As a system administrator, if you were asked to facilitate access to your users' file store so that a director could look at what types of files are being stored, what would your response be? The ...
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Windows Server 2008 Administrator can't take Ownership of file

I'm trying to edit the hosts file on Windows Server 2008. I right clicked on Notepad and Ran as Administrator, then opened the hosts file, but when I try to save it I get the following error message: ...
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Change the permissions and take ownership of shared files

I have domain controller (windows server 2008) with shared folders. I am logged in as administrator. I try to take ownership of a shared folder using the command takeown /f <File name> /a /r. ...
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How do I reset ownership of /usr/bin/sudo on Linux?

I accidentally changed ownership of /usr/bin/sudo to my current user (i also did this for some other stuff in my /usr directory). I can't change any of them back because I need ownership of ...
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Determine creator of mail item in Exchange 2003 public folder

We have several users using a shared account and when messages in that account's in box have been processed they are drag and dropped into a public folder. Is there a way to determine who dropped a ...
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Need a report on data center costs [closed]

I'm looking for some information on the costs of running a data center, preferably a company report not just on inital costs but also monthly and/or annual operational costs. Is there any such report ...
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How to show numerical UIDs/GIDs stored in tar file

I've got some troubles with a tar file that holds a backup. It was provided by our hosting provider and contains some strange file permissions. When viewing with tar tvf example.tar I only get the ...
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Change only a specific owner when extracting tar archive

I have a tar archive containing two owners, 1000 and 0 : $ tar tfvz archive.tgz drwxr-xr-x 1000/1000 main/ drwxr-xr-x 0/0 main/root_dir/ drwxr-xr-x 0/0 ...
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How can I remove a directory that I own when it contains subdirectories owned by another user?

I have created a directory /home/web/test on a Debian server using a basic unprivileged account web. Another account — tomcat — then created some subdirectories and files in that folder (as you might ...
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What user should own /var/www/html in Centos?

I've installed CentOS 5.5 with apache, php and mysql. Right now the /var/www/html directory is owned by the root while apache is being run by apache user from apache group. Is that recommended? ...
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Failure to copy files with ownership/ACL information on a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine

I'm attempting to copy a directory tree, maintaining its ownership information using the command: XCOPY S:\ProjectsDefault\Template\admin S:\Projects\00\111\admin /S /E /I /O the command gives an ...
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Backup unix files to filesystem which doesn't allow chgrp/chown etc

I unfortunately have no choice but to backup some files from a ext3 parition on a server to a filesystem which does not allow me to set and edit the normal file attributes (NFS, with all_squash set so ...
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Folders ownerships on Windows and IIS7

I've an issue on Godaddy.com Windows (IIS 7) hosting. I've installed Drupal, and it cannot save some files into specific folders. I've checked from the control panel, the folder preferences, and ...
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Changing the ownership of files/dirs created/uploaded via ftp automatically and immediately after they are created

I want the user and group ownership of the files/dirs uploaded/created via ftp to be set to some user and group of my choice automatically. So far I think this is not possible (I'm using vsftp on ...
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Force ownership of folder structure without replacing other permissions - Windows Server 2008 R2 - takeown is erasing all other permissions

Logged on as local Administrator. Trying to put Administrator as owner of all files and folders on a drive. The drive contains an existing folder structure with securities/permissions/acls copied from ...
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How to check the creator of a file in Windows?

I want to find out who created a certain file but all I can see under Security tab is Administrators group being pointed out as owner. This is not very helpful. How can I see who really created the ...
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How to change the ownership of a process in Debian?

I have a process of mine running as root (say a webserver) and I want it to be run as non-root. Is there a way to change the ownership of a process from root to an unprivileged user? I am working on ...
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Synchronize files and preserve permissions/owners

Greetings, I've been using Dropbox on Ubuntu 10.04 and while initially it was working very well for synchronizing a local copy of my website with the remote site, it didn't do so well when it came to ...
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Is there a way to dump whole directory ownership and modes, recursively, on Linux

I'm in the middle of Samba update on a number of servers, each with several shared directories. Users are authenticated against Windows domain AD, so I expect change in local UIDs on Linux boxes. I'd ...
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Migrating machine from domain to workgroup, issues with file ownership

I followed the guide at http://msmvps.com/blogs/clustering/archive/2004/10/06/15096.aspx to move my laptop from a domain to a workgroup. One thing caught my eye, and that is: - There's still a ton ...
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Secure file ownership/permission sets for different files in /var/www

I'm trying to establish a set of secure ownership/permission standards for /var/www on my server. The ownership is either apache or not-apache, and the permissions are anything from 000-777. Here's ...
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Avoiding SQL Server 2005 tables with same names, but with different owners

What is the most likely cause of this behavor with SQL Server 2005? TEST #1: I run Management Studio Express, connect to my local database with "windows authentication" and see that I have 1 ...
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How to delete folder of owner/group 99 99

I am using wordpress with wp-super-cache plugin. This plugin automatically created a cache folder in my site for storing the cached files. But unusually it created folder with owner/group 99 99. It ...
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What is the standard ownership/permissions setup for Apache userdirs?

When enabling userdirs (i.e. ~/public_html) in apache, what is the standard way to set up ownership and permissions of my public_html directory? Ideally I would like to give the apache server ...
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unable to check htaccess file, ensure it is readable

today i logged in to find i can't even cd into /var/ directory. I've checked that ownership and it's correct. /var/www/ is inaccessible from the web browser. it says 403 forbidden. error log shows ...
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Multiple directories update with changing user permissons

I have multiple users on one machine with FreeBSD7.3. Each user has his own site (only one). Each site is a copy of master-site with slight differences (ie. database configuration, template files). ...