any backup utilities for ACLs?

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Mon Aug 1 13:19:33 GMT 2005

Dru <dlavigne6 at> writes:

> I've enabled ACL support on a 5.4-RELEASE system and have no problems
> creating and modifying ACLs.
> However, I can't seem to find a backup program that will actually
> restore the ACLs. I've tried bsdtar, pax, and star. Has anyone had any
> success in backing up and restoring ACLs? If so, what was the magic
> incantation?

Did you try dump(8)?  That is, after all, the canonical backup
program.  I thought it got ACL support a couple of years ago...

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