[Box-Admins] Permissions

Ken Causey ken at kencausey.com
Sat Feb 5 19:34:36 UTC 2011

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [Box-Admins] Permissions
> From: Chris Muller <asqueaker at gmail.com>
> Date: Sat, February 05, 2011 11:25 am
> To: Squeak Hosting Support <box-admins at lists.squeakfoundation.org>
> Göran, can you elaborate on the backup?  What are we using now and
> what's broken about it.
> HD's fail, backups are very important.  Are you saying we're not
> backed up right now?
> thanks..

Yes, right now there is no offsite backup.  We have a local backup
system for much content in case we just screw up but that doesn't help
in the case of hard drive failure.

Goran provided an offsite backup for a long time but lost the facility
when he changed jobs.  I've asked for help with this in the past with
little response.  It has been a while and perhaps it is time to ask


> 2011/2/5 Göran Krampe <goran at krampe.se>:
> > On 02/04/2011 10:19 PM, Ken Causey wrote:
> >>
> >> We already have this in some sense.  Most individual projects are setup
> >> under their own home directories and to administer them it is generally
> >> sufficient to have access to the individual account, not superuser
> >> access.  For example the webteam manages the website without superuser
> >> access and release teams can update the ftp site generally without
> >> superuser access.  So for example if someone wanted to volunteer to work
> >> on bugs.squeak.org it would probably suffice to give them access to the
> >> mantis user account.
> >>
> >> That said the use of sudo has been brought up before and it is worth
> >> looking into.  My grand plans to setup new servers included every
> >> intention of making liberal use of sudo.  But I simply haven't gotten
> >> around to it.  I would welcome any insights anyone has on configuring
> >> sudo for our purposes.
> >>
> >> Ken
> >
> > IMHO the levels Ken describe are enough. If you are trusted with Linux admin
> > stuff then root it is IMHO. Let's not complicate things :)
> >
> > ...and we really need to fix a running offsite scheduled backup. ASAP.
> >
> > Sidenote: Btw, I now use Duplicity with Deja Dup on my laptop - works good
> > even for large files onto a vfat external USB drive.
> >
> > regards, Göran
> >

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