How to Backup and Restore OCFS2 File Permissions (Doc ID 730332.1)

Last updated on JUNE 27, 2009

Applies to:

Linux Kernel - Version: 1.2.0-1 to 1.2.0-1
Linux x86-64

Goal

In the event of OCFS2 filesystem issues, such as corruption, the file permissions of OCFS2 files/directories may change. This issue does not usually affect filesystems that support Access Control List (ACL) e.g. the use of getfacl(1) or setfacl(1). Currently, however, OCFS2 version 1.2 does not support ACL, therefore some means of backing up and restoring OCFS2 file permissions is required. This document provides a script that can used to backup and restore OCFS2 file permissions.

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