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backup operator in tru64 4.0f

Jessica P
Regular Advisor

backup operator in tru64 4.0f


we are using digital unix 4.0F at our place.
We want to create a backup operator for taking tar backup of our files. could anyone suggest wht is the way out.
also when we login using this backup operator to take backup will our processes which are otherwise running with root will work properly.

dont worry about points

Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: backup operator in tru64 4.0f

Hi Jessica, your name is like my sister's.

I think that your best option is to install and use SUDO, with sudo, you can enable a user or list of users to run commands as root, in this case, the commands could be tar and vdump/vrestore.

Another option COULD be, change the ownership and permissions for the vdump/vrestore commands, for example:

chown root.backup vdump
chmod 4550 vdump (Set user ID)

Add the backup users to the backup group. Only users in the backup group can execute the vdump command in this example, and the command will be executed as root (SUID permissions).

Anyway, sudo will give your more flexibility.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?