[omd-devel] Unable to backup as root

Florian Heigl florian.heigl at gmail.com
Fri May 30 11:53:56 CEST 2014

Hi John,

On 30.05.2014, at 11:49, John Cooper <John.Cooper at smartfocus.com> wrote:

> Hi, trying to use check_mk –backup as root user but the check_mk bash script returns
> root at omd1:~# ~monitoring/bin/check_mk --backup check_mk_backup.tar.gz
> You can call check_mk only as OMD site user.
> Documentation shows using root at linux and states using root can restore to a different account.  Is it correct?
> http://mathias-kettner.com/checkmk_backup.html

I think that doc’s focus is set on non-OMD users so they don’t feel left alone.
You, using OMD, should rather use the site user, so su - monitoring and then run it.

If you run WATO, you’ll also wanna look at the WATO snapshots in ~monitoring/var/check_mk/somewhere/there

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