OSX File permissions Issue

Discussion created by StephenWonfor on Oct 28, 2012
Latest reply on Oct 28, 2012 by StephenWonfor




Todays story is about an OSX 10.5.8 server running server 11.0v4.404. It has an external hard drive where we write backups (as well as the usual ~/...Library ones). A few days ago the backup to the external drive stopped - seems the file permissions had reset from fmserver/fmsadmin to admin/staff. Thus this became an invalid path according to the FMS Console. I reached for my usual tool to sort this out - Batchmod - and reset the permissions. Batchmod claims it changed them but when I do a GetInfo I see they are back to admin/staff.


So...issue with the OS? or issue with the disk? I suspect the OS as I just tried another external disk and cannot reset permissions on it either.



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