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### root not permitted to chown for user owned directory

I have been using Fedora since Redhat 7 was taken out of market. As a root I have always been able to do everything with files, whether user owned or root owned. Now I am preparing to use backup-manager and it wants to chown from the user to the root. I run backup-manager as root. It is not allowed to. So I rand it manually and got the same output. The output I get is:

 root  /  data  backup  chown root:root backup-manager


chown: changing ownership of 'backup-manager': Operation not permitted

Because I had used sudo -i to get into root, I also logged in directly as root on a virtual terminal (Ctrl-F3 or such) with the same result.

Why would root not be able to change a directory name?

Kind regards, Guus Bonnema.

### root not permitted to chown for user owned directory

I have been using Fedora since Redhat 7 was taken out of market. As a root I have always been able to do everything with files, whether user owned or root owned. Now I am preparing to use backup-manager and it wants to chown from the user to the root. I run backup-manager as root. It is not allowed to. So I rand it manually and got the same output. The output I get is:

 root  /  data  backup  chown root:root backup-manager


chown: changing ownership of 'backup-manager': Operation not permitted

Because I had used sudo -i to get into root, I also logged in directly as root on a virtual terminal (Ctrl-F3 or such) with the same result.

EDIT: the partition that the directory is part is mounted with NFS4 from a server. The server is my own as well. Would it be NFS that is preventing the change?

Why would root not be able to change a directory name?

Kind regards, Guus Bonnema.

### root not permitted to chown for user owned directory

I have been using Fedora since Redhat 7 was taken out of market. As a root I have always been able to do everything with files, whether user owned or root owned. Now I am preparing to use backup-manager and it wants to chown from the user to the root. I run backup-manager as root. It is not allowed to. So I rand it manually and got the same output. The output I get is:

 root  /  data  backup  chown root:root backup-manager


chown: changing ownership of 'backup-manager': Operation not permitted

Because I had used sudo -i to get into root, I also logged in directly as root on a virtual terminal (Ctrl-F3 or such) with the same result.

EDIT: the partition that the directory is part is mounted with NFS4 from a server. The server is my own as well. Would it be NFS that is preventing the change?

Why would root not be able to change a directory name? owner?

Kind regards, Guus Bonnema.

### root not permitted to chown for user owned directory

I have been using Fedora since Redhat 7 was taken out of market. As a root I have always been able to do everything with files, whether user owned or root owned. Now I am preparing to use backup-manager and it wants to chown from the user to the root. I run backup-manager as root. It is not allowed to. So I rand it manually and got the same output. The output I get is:

 root  /  data  backup  chown root:root backup-manager


chown: changing ownership of 'backup-manager': Operation not permitted

Because I had used sudo -i to get into root, I also logged in directly as root on a virtual terminal (Ctrl-F3 or such) with the same result.

EDIT: the partition that the directory is part is mounted with NFS4 from a server. The server is my own as well. Would it be NFS that is preventing the change?

EDIT2: I am running an updated Fedora 27.

Why would root not be able to change a directory owner?

Kind regards, Guus Bonnema.