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Potential backup issues on servers with disabled /bin/tar

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by EricGregory, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. EricGregory

    EricGregory Accounts Manager
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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:
    root@host [~]# 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:
    root@host [~]# 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/
     
  2. aymanfekri

    aymanfekri Registered

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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 ?
     
  3. halie

    halie Active Member

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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
     
  4. Infopro

    Infopro cPanel Sr. Product Evangelist
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    I think this is what you mean.


    http://changelog.cpanel.net/
     
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  5. halie

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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.
     
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