any backup utilities for ACLs?

Francisco francisco at
Sat Aug 6 15:55:45 GMT 2005

On Mon, 1 Aug 2005, Lowell Gilbert wrote:

> Dru <dlavigne6 at> writes:
>> However, I can't seem to find a backup program that will actually
>> restore the ACLs.

The day sent that message I tried looking too..
Interestingly enough tar describes that it can restore ACL.. yet it seems 
it fails to back them up. Perhaps we should do a send-pr on it.

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

Even if dump works it would be nice to have a way to backup individual 
files... specially for copying to other machines where one may want to 
have the same permissions (as long as the user IDs are the same and the 
same user names of course).

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