Re: SELinux - a question about external drive after upgrade

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Mike wrote:
> I have a question related to something I had not thought about before...
> I have an external USB drive that has been used for quite some time as a 
> backup drive attached to a machine that has SELinux disabled. Other machines
> in the LAN are backed up to the same external drive using rsync to the machine
> on which the external drive is attached. So there are no security contexts
> for files on the backup drive.
> Some of the other local machines are now upgraded to F9 running SElinux enabled, 
> but of course the backups produce files on the external drive without any
> SELinux context information, since the machine that writes then has SELinux
> disabled!
> So the question arises - if the main machine is then upgraded to F9 with
> SELinux enabled - what will happen to backup files when the original external
> drive is plugged in and used?
> Will the filesystem on the external drive need to be relabelled once the machine
> on which it is attached has been upgraded?  If so what is the cleanest and safest
> way to get the whole system using SELinux?
You can easily lay context down by running restorecon on the USB drive
at the mountpoint.  Or just set it up to mount the disk with a countext.
 Something like system_u:object_r:removable_t:s0.

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