I upgraded my laptop to Mojave. For years, my backup strategy has included using rsync (MacPorts rsync 3.1.3) to copy files to a file server. This stopped working properly, now showing some errors indicating permission problems with
get_xattr_data, specifically with certain
launchd to run
rsync inside a script located in
As part of my troubleshooting, I went into
su'd to root. Then
cd'd to my user's
~/Library and tested access in some of the folders. The system reported
Through Security & Privacy, I gave
rsync Full Disk Access, but that didn't resolve the issue.
I'm assuming this is an issue resulting from Mojave's security or privacy settings as I've never seen
root not have permission to files. In order to resume my backup processes, I need root/launchctl to be able to access files.
What has changed in Mojave that is limiting
How do I mitigate this limitation as it relates to
The possible duplicate seems to confirm the need to adjust settings in Security & Privacy, but so far adding
rsync to the list of allowed apps does not allow the backup to succeed. I'm working to add the script I use to run the backup, and will adjust my question when I get that tested.