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

Last updated on APRIL 22, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version 1.2.0-1 to 1.2.0-1 [Release OCFS2]
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux x86-64
Linux x86
Linux x86-64


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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In this Document
 1. Backing up OCFS2 file permissions
 2. Restoring OCFS2 file permissions

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