On Sun, Jan 17, 2016 at 09:10:23PM -0500, Stephen Frost wrote: > > While the group owner of the directory is a distributions question, the > > permissions are usually a backup-method-specific requirement. I can see > > us creating an SQL function that opens up group permissions on the data > > directory for specific backup tools that need it, then granting > > permissions on that function to the backup role. This is another > > example where different backup tools need different permissions. > > I don't believe we can really consider group ownership and group > permissions independently. They really go hand-in-hand. On > RedHat-based system, where the group is set as 'staff', you probably > don't want group permissions to be allowed. On Debian-based systems, > where there is a dedicated 'postgres' group, group permissions are fine > to allow.
Yes, I can see that as problematic. Seems it would have to be something done by the administrator from the command-line. > Group ownership and permissions aren't a backup-method-specific > requirement either, in my view. I'm happy to chat with Marco (who has > said he would be weighing in on this thread when he is able to) > regarding barman, and whomever would be appropriate for BART (perhaps > you could let me know..?), but if it's possible to do a backup without > being a superuser and with only read access to the data directory, I > would expect every backup soltuion to view that as a feature which they > want to support, as there are environments which will find it desirable, > at a minimum, and even some which will require it. pg_dump doesn't need to read the PGDATA directory, and I thought this permission was to be used by pg_dump users as well. -- Bruce Momjian <br...@momjian.us> http://momjian.us EnterpriseDB http://enterprisedb.com + As you are, so once was I. As I am, so you will be. + + Roman grave inscription + -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers