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Sivabalan_1
Occasional Contributor

Full Backup

Hi,

Can others user id than root perform system full backup (full system dump) or
make recovery backup. This is because currently when I performed the full dump
backup using line command tar cvf /dev/rmt /0m / by using other users id than
root user id the system prompt a message certain directories do not have
privilege to backup.

Thanks in Advance
figo
6 REPLIES
Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: Full Backup

There is really not much point in trying to perform a FULL backup or an Ignite make_tape_recovery with an id other than root. As you have seen, other ids can not read all the files on the system. root can. That's why it is the super-user.

Is there any particular reason you are trying to do this with an id other than root?
Michael Tully
Honored Contributor

Re: Full Backup

The best way to do backups is unattended using root's cron.

I agree with Patrick, there is no point doing system backups with different id's as you will have permission problems.
You could always set up 'sudo' anyway. You can get from here:
http://hpux.cs.utah.edu/hppd/hpux/Sysadmin/sudo-1.6.6/
Anyone for a Mutiny ?
T G Manikandan
Honored Contributor

Re: Full Backup

Yes,
normal users cannot perform that.

If you require then you can provide access for the normal user using SUDO utility OR restricted SAM.(sam -r)


thanks
Michael Tully
Honored Contributor

Re: Full Backup

One further thought.
You could build a restricted SAM and set a backup through this tool.
Anyone for a Mutiny ?
Ravi_8
Honored Contributor

Re: Full Backup

Hi,

with id's other than root, you can't have full system backup. another way is using sudo, by giving the execute permission for make_tape_recovery or tar or fbackup to the id you deserve, but while retreiving you may face problem whereas full backup with root doesn't cause any problem while retreving.
never give up
Sunil Sharma_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Full Backup

Hi,
You can not perform full backup using any other id then root.even if you set uid for command like fbackup it won't work.
best solution is use SUDO for this.
you can use SAM in ristricted mode but in that case you have to take backup through SAM interface.

Sunil

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