Re: SELinux in the way of automated rsync

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On Tuesday 01 August 2006 13:02, Paul Howarth wrote:
> J.L. Coenders wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I am trying to automate a backup with rsync to a second disc using a
> > cronjob. I am running fc5. The script works fine when I run it manually,
> > but if I try to run it as a cronjob it fails with a lot of rsync errors.
> > When looking at the system logs, I suspect that SELinux is blocking
> > rsync. How do I correct this?
> >
> > Messages are like this:
> >
> > Aug  1 09:09:43 localhost kernel: audit(1154416183.900:651): avc:  denied
> >  { search } for  pid=19905 comm="rsync" name="/" dev=sda1 ino=2
> > scontext=system_u:system_r:rsync_t:s0
> > tcontext=system_u:object_r:default_t:s0 tclass=dir
> That may be a labelling problem on your system.
> > Could anyone show me to some easy to understand explanation of SELinux?
> > So far I only find quite complex ones.
> SELinux isn't simple, so you're unlikely to find a simple explanation
> for it.
> What is the top-level directory you are trying to copy using rsync?
> Paul.

Hehehe, thanks, I already understood that it probably would not be simple. One 
of the Linux magazines I consulted said something similar to that too.

I am trying to rsync my home, /etc and /var directory to a backup drive. So 
that would be /home/user, /etc and /var.


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