Backup/Restore possible bug

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We can make successful backups on a slightly stale version of DirectAdmin, and then move them to a new server running a different slightly stale version of DirectAdmin.

They won't restore:
Code:
Unable to extract user.conf, reseller.conf or ip.list from /home/admin/admin_restore/reseller.admin.RESELLER.tar.gz
Error while extracting backup/user.conf backup/reseller.conf backup/ip.list to /home/admin/admin_restore/RESELLER as admin : 

Cannot read /home/admin/admin_restore/RESE;LLER/backup/user.conf : Unable to open /home/admin/admin_restore/RESELLER/backup/user.conf for reading.
When we update both servers to ltest version and backup again, restores work fine.

I'm guessing this is an issue caused by increased security in how backup/restore works when it sees files owned by root.

Has anyone else seen similar behavior?

In any event, if you're saving very old DirectAdmin backups this could cause a problem if you need to restore them, so maybe we should ask for a switch which would allow us to restore files made with root file ownership.

Any comments?

Jeff
 
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