what script is whacking root's files
derek at computinginnovations.com
Thu Dec 4 04:30:29 PST 2008
At 01:11 AM 12/4/2008, Tim Judd wrote:
>On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 7:44 PM, Kris Kennaway <kris at freebsd.org> wrote:
> > Derek Ragona wrote:
> >> I have a freshly installed 7.0 release server. The configuration files
> >> (all dot files including .ssh etc.) in /root keep getting deleted. I
> >> assume this is from a script running from periodic and can be set NOT to
> >> delete these files. Can someone point me where I need to make this
> >> I have already combed through the handbook and mailing list archives.
> > There is no such standard script in FreeBSD.
> > Kris
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>I'd make sure there's not something like a tmpfs/mfs filesystem that /root
>is being used on. If / is on a ramdisk image of any kind, on each reboot,
>it should disappear.
>Perhaps you should paste your fstab and current mounted filesystems as an
>aid to debug.
I didn't think it would be from the way the filesystems are mounted, so
here's that information:
# Device Mountpoint FStype Options Dump Pass#
/dev/da0s1b none swap sw 0 0
/dev/da0s1a / ufs rw 1 1
/dev/da0s1d /usr ufs rw 2 2
/dev/acd0 /cdrom cd9660 ro,noauto 0 0
/dev/da0s1a on / (ufs, local)
devfs on /dev (devfs, local)
/dev/da0s1d on /usr (ufs, local, soft-updates)
/root is on /dev/da0s1a
This particular server is running in a VM on a vmware esx 3.5 server. The
server runs fine, but every so often the dot files disappear for root. I
have not found the behavior to follow a reboot, but some period of
time. Hence my suspicions it was a periodic script.
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