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Trying to backup the vertica repository but getting an error: Error: Error in VBR config: Password file [/opt/vertica/config/password.txt] is not read/write protected. It should be only readable/writable by admin user/group. Backup FAILED.

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Article ID: 190204

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CA Infrastructure Management CA Performance Management - Usage and Administration DX NetOps

Issue/Introduction

Need to add a new node to the repository and the first step is to do a backup.

Getting a permissions error when running the init task

$ /opt/vertica/bin/vbr.py --task backup --config-file backup_restore_full_local.ini

 

Error: Error in VBR config: Password file [/opt/vertica/config/password.txt] is not read/write protected. It should be only readable/writable by admin user/group.

Backup FAILED.

Environment

Release : 3.x

Component : IM Reporting / Admin / Configuration

Cause

The file used to store the password for backups has to be accessible only by the dbadmin user and the verticadba group

Resolution

chmod 770 password.txt

(your file name may vary)

Additional Information

https://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-enterprise-software/it-operations-management/performance-management/3-7/administrating/data-repository-administration/configure-the-data-repository-host-for-a-local-backup.html