Potential backup issues on servers with disabled /bin/tar

EricGregory

Accounts Manager
Staff member
Nov 27, 2002
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It has been brought to our attention that backups are not running
properly on servers that have disabled /bin/tar. To eliminate this issue before
it becomes a problem please check the following:

Permissions on /bin/tar should be 755. This can be accomplished from
a root shell via the following command:
[email protected] [~]# ls -l /bin/tar

If the result of that command starts as follows you are all set and
everything should be working:

-rwxr-xr-x

If not, please execute the following command:
[email protected] [~]# chmod 755 /bin/tar

As always, if you have any questions or run into any problems our
technical team is standing by to offer any assistance you may need by accessing https://tickets.cpanel.net/submit/
 

aymanfekri

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Feb 26, 2007
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ok man but first before replace the old backup system why u dont include check for Permissions and change it in ur updates ?
 

halie

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Apr 12, 2006
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aymanfekri,
Your suggestion seemed like a very reasonable one. It's a shame that there was no response from the cPanel team giving you an idea of whether it was appreciated, whether or not it could be/has been implemented into the codebase, and if not, why not. :-/

Halie
 

halie

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Apr 12, 2006
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No, Infopro, my point is really concerned with the response, or lack of, rather than the action taken.

Nurturing a community admittedly uses resources, but the rewards can be a growing body of testers, and also masses of useful product, marketing and research data, at effectively little or no cost to the company.