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  • BRU PE Restore fail

    Posted by Kevin Francis on August 4, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    Hi guys, we used BRU PE briefly in 2012 right before we switched to LTFS and I just had a request for archival footage that we had backed up in that environment. I’ve still got a workstation connected to an LTO-5 tape drive for just this purpose and it has been working up until now. I’m getting this error message when I try to restore the files:

    >>> /private/etc/sudoers.d/BRUExemptions: Alias “BRU_CMDS” already defined near line 2 <<<

    sudo: parse error in /private/etc/sudoers.d/BRUExemptions near line 2

    sudo: no valid sudoers sources found, quitting

    sudo: unable to initialize policy plugin


    Anyone got any ideas?

    Thanks,

    Kevin

    Kevin Francis replied 1 year, 10 months ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
  • 4 Replies
  • Neil Sadwelkar

    August 5, 2022 at 1:24 am

    Which version of Bru and which version of MacOS are you on?

  • Kevin Francis

    August 5, 2022 at 1:47 am

    Hi Neil,

    BRU PE 3.2.6 80 and MacOS 10.13.6

    Thanks.

  • Tim Jones

    August 6, 2022 at 3:05 pm

    There are two possible causes for this:

    A doubling of the inclusion of the sudoers.d folder –

    1. Open a Terminal
    2. Execute:sudo -s
      visudo
    3. Using the arrow/cursor keys, scroll to the bottom of the file
    4. With the cursor position on the line that reads #includedir /etc/sudoers.d type “dd” (two d’s)
    5. That line will disappear
    6. To save the file and exit the editor type “:wq” and hit enter

    The second is because the BRU_CMDS entry has been added multiple times to the /etc/sudoers file directly –

    1. Open a Terminal
    2. Execute:sudo -s
      visudo
    3. Using the arrow/cursor keys, scroll to the bottom of the file
    4. Find a line that reads:
      Cmnd_Alias BRU_CMDS =
    5. You should see 1 or more duplicates of that line
    6. Using “dd” as above, delete all but one of the entries
    7. To save the file and exit the editor type “:wq” and hit enter
  • Kevin Francis

    August 9, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Thanks Tim. When I enter “sudo -s” I get this in return:

    Echo:~ echo$ sudo -s

    >>> /private/etc/sudoers.d/BRUExemptions: Alias “BRU_CMDS” already defined near line 2 <<<

    sudo: parse error in /private/etc/sudoers.d/BRUExemptions near line 2

    sudo: no valid sudoers sources found, quitting

    sudo: unable to initialize policy plugin

    Echo:~ echo$ visudo

    visudo: /etc/sudoers: Permission denied

    One other thought. Does BRU PE 3.2.6 Build 80 support APFS?

    Thanks for your help.

    Kevin

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