‘staging’ must not be accessible to any group or user other than ‘amandabackup’

  • This article is for Amanda Enterprise (AE)

Issue Symptoms

‘/var/lib/amanda/staging’ must not be accessible to any group or user other than ‘amandabackup’

Issue Description

This error occurs when there is a permissions problem with the backup image staging area.

Resolution

To set the correct permissions on /var/lib/amanda/staging, log in as root and enter the following commands:

  • chmod go-rwx /var/lib/amanda/staging
  • chown amandabackup:disk /var/lib/amanda/staging
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