Run GUI backgrounds job as root

enzo     Oct 2 4:41PM 2017 GUI

I'm looking for alternatives for CrushPlan and I would like to backup all the users on my systems (most MacOS). The Duplicacy GUI seems to runs as my uid (from my account), thus it can't read others directories. I know for many backup programs, their GUI is separate from the backup engine. This allows for them to run when not logged in and as root.

I could run CLI as root and set up a periodic script, but then why use the GUI?


gchen    Oct 2 8:53PM 2017

I think you can run sudo open /Applications/Duplicacy.app in Terminal to get root access.


enzo    Oct 4 4:47AM 2017

That interestingly opened it as me still. I think the GUI needs an option to run the sub-processes as root.


gchen    Oct 4 1:33PM 2017

sudo /Applications/Duplicacy.app/Contents/MacOS/Duplicacy should run the sub-processes as root.


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