Backing up webmin ACL failure

Hello guys, Yesterday’s backup failed with the following error. Thoughts on how to fix the error? Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.

Backing up Webmin ACL files …
… tar failed : tar: sundar.acl: Cannot stat: No such file or directory
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors



Hmm, did you (or do you) have a user named “sunfar”? Was that user deleted? Or is that user still active?


Hey Andy, Yes. There was an user called sundar. It was deleted by me. Please advise. Thanks

Hmm, what kind of user was “sundar” – a Virtual Server owner? Perhaps an extra admin?

And then, how did you delete the user? Did you delete the entire Virtual Server? Or did you manually delete the user?



I first created a webmin user called sundar. Then I created an extra admin called sundar.

After that I deleted the webmin user. I did not delete the virtual server.

Thank you so much

Okay, thanks for the info!

One more quick question – the backup you’re performing… is that a Virtualmin backup, using Virtualmin’s Backup and Restore?

Or is that a Webmin backup, such as Webmin -> Webmin -> Backup configuration files?



Hello Eric, I am doing a virtualmin backup and restore that runs every night. Thanks again

Okay, I think I understand what you’re saying.

It’s possible that Webmin and Virtualmin got confused when there was a user with that same name in each of them.

Here’s what I would do to fix that –

Can you delete the extra admin that you currently have named sundar, and then re-create it?

That should re-create the sundar.acl file that it says is missing.