How to backup and restore permissions

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Situation

Need to back up permissions
Permissions are incorrect because the cp command was ran without the argument -p for keep permissions

Resolution

For the example below, /usr will be used as the directory to backup and restore
  1. Launch a terminal session and change to the parent of the directory that needs to be backed up
  2. Type getfacl -R /usr > p.acl to create a permissions file called p.acl
  3. Copy the p.acl to the server where you want to restore permissions on
  4. Launch a terminal session and change to the directory of the p.acl file
  5. type setfacl --restore=p.acl to restore the permissions

Disclaimer

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  • Document ID:7015177
  • Creation Date: 11-Jun-2014
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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