Re: Ownership of external usb hard drive
- From: Sharon Kimble <skimble04@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 17:28:45 +0000
On 22 December 2011 17:09, Camaleón <noelamac@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Thu, 22 Dec 2011 00:26:04 +0000, Sharon Kimble wrote:Very succinctly put, except the hard drive is automatically mounted by
I have an external usb hard drive that I use solely for storing backups
which are done every three hours of my home folder. It is 'owned' by
root, but I want to have the user boztu to have ownership of it so that
boztu can write to it from their cron backup program, but how do I do it
At the moment root writes to it at midnight and creates a new dated
folder, because only root has write access to it. Then every three hours
boztu writes to it and backs up the changes in the home folder, but I
want user boztu to do =all= of it including creating the new dated
Does this make sense?
Mmm, why don't you just...
- Mount the USB disk to be user writeable (this can be set at "/etc/
fstab"), and then
- Use the user's crontab to run the task?
Gnome, thats the only mistake you made.
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