[CentOS] CentOS 6: files now owned by nobody:nobody

Mon Aug 29 22:59:31 UTC 2016
Pat Haley <phaley at mit.edu>


We are running a cluster under CentOS 6.6.  We recently attached a new 
NAS device, running CentOS 6.8 and rsync'd our user file system to it.  
We noticed that all the files were owned by nobody (with nobody as the 
group).  We copied over the /etc/passwd and /etc/group files from our 
front-end server to our NAS server.  If we log in to the NAS server we 
see the files owned by their correct owners. However, doing an ls from 
the front-end server or any of the compute nodes still shows the files 
owned by "nobody".  We rebooted one of the compute nodes but it still 
sees the files owned by nobody.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.



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