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Oct
12
asked Recovering files from a ReadyNAS
Oct
11
awarded  Editor
Oct
11
revised Making a simple MySQL backup script to be run via cron, having permissions issues
clarity
Oct
11
answered List all mysql users using ssh
Oct
11
answered Making a simple MySQL backup script to be run via cron, having permissions issues
Oct
11
answered Making a simple MySQL backup script to be run via cron, having permissions issues
Oct
11
comment Connecting to a local MySQL server
Note: you must restart MySQL after this in order for the change to take effect.
Oct
11
accepted Connecting to a local MySQL server
Oct
8
answered How do I back up root directory with ReadyNAS?
Oct
8
accepted Ways of referring to root other than “/”
Oct
8
comment Ways of referring to root other than “/”
Using simply "." seems to have worked. Thanks.
Oct
8
comment Ways of referring to root other than “/”
The issue is not that it wants a trailing slash, but that it doesn't want a leading slash.
Oct
8
asked Ways of referring to root other than “/”
Oct
7
asked Encrypt entire Linux drive with TrueCrypt
Oct
7
comment How do I back up root directory with ReadyNAS?
I have tried "/". The error simply said, "Invalid path."
Oct
7
comment How do I back up root directory with ReadyNAS?
The option I use is "Remote: Rsync Server". Since I'm doing a remote backup with rsync, I don't think "Volume: c" would make sense. If I select "Volume: c", the "Host" field gets disabled and other pertinent fields go away as well. Let me know if I'm misunderstanding.
Oct
7
asked How do I back up root directory with ReadyNAS?
Oct
7
comment Giving user read permissions everywhere (Linux)
If some files must not be readable by anyone other than their owners, how is backing up as root better than creating a user who has read permissions everywhere? Backing up as root seems to be a violation of the principle of least privilege, since the backup user doesn't need to write or execute anything, just read.
Oct
7
comment Giving user read permissions everywhere (Linux)
All the operations performed by my backup user are pre-canned, so I don't have the option of using sudo.
Oct
7
comment Giving user read permissions everywhere (Linux)
Exactly! I don't want the backup user to own every file, nor do I want every user to have read access everywhere. For some reason the others couldn't understand that. I understand the difference between chown and chmod. I just want the backup user to somehow be able to read every file so it can do its job.