Run the PermissionRepair job

You can update file and directory permissions or ownership by running the PermissionRepair job. To prevent permissions issues that can occur after changing the on-disk identity, run this job with the Convert repair type to ensure that the changes are fully propagated throughout the cluster.

Procedure

  1. Click Cluster Management > Job Operations > Job Types.
  2. Optional: From the Job Types table, click View/Edit in the PermissionRepair row.
    The View Job Type Details window appears.
  3. Click Edit Job Type.
    The Edit Job Type Details window appears.
  4. Select Enable this job type.
  5. From the Default Priority list, select a priority number that specifies the job's priority among all running jobs. Job priority is denoted as 1-10, with 1 being the highest and 10 being the lowest.
  6. Optional: From the Default Impact Policy list, select an impact policy for the job to follow.
  7. From the Schedule area, specify how the job should be started.
    Manual
    The job must be started manually.
    Scheduled
    The job is regularly scheduled. Select the schedule option from the drop-down list and specify the schedule details.
  8. Click Save Changes, and then click Close.
  9. Optional: From the Job Types table, click Start Job.
    The Start a Job window opens.
  10. Select or clear the Allow Duplicate Jobs checkbox.
  11. Optional: From the Impact policy list, select an impact policy for the job to follow.
  12. In the Paths field, type or browse to the directory in /ifs whose permissions you want to repair.
  13. Optional: Click Add another directory path and in the added Paths field, type or browse for an additional directory in /ifs whose permissions you want to repair.
    You can repeat this step to add directory paths as needed.
  14. From the Repair Type list, select one of the following methods for updating permissions:
    Clone
    Applies the permissions settings for the directory that is specified by the Template File or Directory setting to the directory you set in the Paths fields.
    Inherit
    Recursively applies the ACL of the directory that is specified by the Template File or Directory setting to each file and subdirectory in the specified Paths fields, according to standard inheritance rules.
    Convert
    For each file and directory in the specified Paths fields, converts the owner, group, and access control list (ACL) to the target on-disk identity based on the Mapping Type setting.
    The remaining settings options differ depending on the selected repair type.
  15. In the Template File or Directory field, type or browse to the directory in /ifs that you want to copy permissions from. This setting applies only to the Clone and Inherit repair types.
  16. Optional: From the Mapping Type list, select the preferred on-disk identity type to apply. This setting applies only to the Convert repair type.
    Global
    Applies the system's default identity.
    SID (Windows)
    Applies the Windows identity.
    UNIX
    Applies the UNIX identity.
    Native
    If a user or group does not have an authoritative UNIX identifier (UID or GID), applies the Windows identity (SID)
  17. Optional: Click Start Job.