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Yes, doing it as the root user would allow you to change the permissions on (and owner of) these files and directories. $ cd /backup/dir/somewhere $ sudo chown myname:mygroup myfile $ sudo chmod u+rw myfile ... where myname and mygroup is your username and default group (check you other files in your home directory or use id -n -u (for username) and id -n ...


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You didn't specify the OS of the server, nor the server code. If it's the standard Linux client then you specify "insecure" as part of the export eg /directory server(rw,no_root_squash,async,insecure)



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