[pmwiki-users] restore

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Wed Sep 13 20:30:34 CDT 2006

On Wed, Sep 13, 2006 at 07:32:27PM -0500, JB wrote:
> Just tried to restore a wiki farm from a backup.
> The wiki.d has problems.
> What if I have a hundred wikis on a farm? 
> Cannot restore also restore the ownership, etc
> of the wiki.d?

On a Unix/Linux system, if wiki.d/ was originally
owned by a different account, then superuser privileges
are needed to restore file ownerships.  (That's just the
way that Unix works -- only superuser can change or set
file ownerships.)

However, it's not necessary for the webserver to
own all of the files in wiki.d/, just that it be able
to write to the wiki.d/ directory.  So, one approach
is to let the webserver create a new (empty) wiki.d/
directory, and then copy the files from the backup
into wiki.d/ .  

As long as PmWiki can read the files in wiki.d/, and
has write permission to wiki.d/ itself, then it will
work everything out from there.


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