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    Hi guys,

    One of my sites has a server running SBS 2008 SP2 and a backup software called Backup Assist.

    I was having problems with my backup and the tech support guys told me that I need to take ownership of the TEMP directory in systemroot. When I do this, the backup works fine - however the next day the backup will fail and I would have to retake ownership of the TEMP folder for the back up to work.

    It seems like the folder is being changed to the default permissions after you change it.

    Any ideas on how to resolve this?

    Thanks in advance!

  • #2
    Re: TEMP ownership for backup

    Hi Gerdy,

    I would be looking for a different backup solution or asking the company for a different fix to your problem.

    You can (although) not great, create a scheduled task to take ownershipand and change permission if required daily before the backup happens. This ca be done using the following commands and popping them into a task ;

    For Files:

    takeown /f file_name /d y
    icacls file_name /grant administrators:F


    For Folders or Directories (will perform action recursively):

    takeown /f directory_name /r /d y
    icacls directory_name /grant administrators:F /t


    Ste
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    • #3
      Re: TEMP ownership for backup

      I have been trying to get a solution from these guys for 2 weeks now and nothing. They say theyve never seen this situation before.

      Your solution may have to do even though I wouldnt want to clutter the server with these types of things that should be able to be avoided.

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      • #4
        Re: TEMP ownership for backup

        How about excluding that directory from the backup? It is afterall a temp directory, and nothing in there is required for the long term operation of the server and shouldn't need to be backed up.

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        • #5
          Re: TEMP ownership for backup

          I'm not backing up the TEMP directory... But for some reason this still happens.

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          • #6
            Re: TEMP ownership for backup

            Is SBS 2008 supported by the application vendor? If so, it's down to them to fix their product. If not, then you need to find a product that is.

            What user are you running the backup as and what groups is the user a member of?
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            • #7
              Re: TEMP ownership for backup

              Originally posted by Ste View Post
              Hi Gerdy,

              I would be looking for a different backup solution or asking the company for a different fix to your problem.

              You can (although) not great, create a scheduled task to take ownershipand and change permission if required daily before the backup happens. This ca be done using the following commands and popping them into a task ;

              For Files:

              takeown /f file_name /d y
              icacls file_name /grant administrators:F


              For Folders or Directories (will perform action recursively):

              takeown /f directory_name /r /d y
              icacls directory_name /grant administrators:F /t


              Ste
              I agree
              get other software, i had it on one of my sites too.
              and there was nothing but trouble with the back-up
              take something else because this is a waste of time and money

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