Hi, I’ve been trying to get urbackup to work on my Ubuntu machine, but I’m running into issues in that the server is failing to access the
urbackup folder on the drive. I am also running a samba share on the same drive with a very similar permission structure and it works perfectly fine, thus I’m not quite sure what is happening here.
The current folder structure is as follows:
/ |- mnt |- sdb-bigboi |- urbackup
Where the permissions of the folders are:
ll /mnt <other drive, ignored> drw-rwxr--+ 4 root driveaccess 4096 Nov 7 09:21 sdb-bigboi
ll /mnt/sdb-bigboi drwxr-xr-x 11 luna luna 4096 Nov 7 09:22 Luna <-- This is the samba share, which works fine. drwxr-xr-x 2 urbackup urbackup 4096 Nov 7 09:41 urbackup
Server backup storage path is set to
driveaccess is a group I have added the
urbackup user to.
Finally, my Windows client does not have any option to start a backup, and the urbackup server logs are just spamming the following:
<date> ERROR Could not create or read directory for client "Fatboah". Permission denied (code: 13)
Eventually after failing for so long, it just says
Forcing offline client "Fatboah"
There’s no other information about what folder it is trying to open, or even which user account it is using. Does it actually use the
urbackup user? Is it actually trying to open the right folder? I have no clue at this point.
Now, I’m particularly bad with linux and am mostly doing this to sort of learn-as-I-go, so I assume there’s something wrong here, but I cannot figure out exactly what that is. To me, everything looks correct. The
urbackup user has access both to the drive and to the folder, but yet it is still failing? The samba share has very similar file/folder permissions and it works fine, why does this one not work?