I assume you enabled the develop mode for the reports, is that correct? If you generate a report with the Add and View button, this page would automatically recalculate the report on F5/Ctrl+R. If you navigate to the report via the regular report overview page, the report would be static and not regenerated.
Regarding the users: this is related to the same concept. If you live-generate a report with Add and View, the report is generated in the context of the web server user (
www-data, e.g.). If the report is generated by the background task instead (the default), it runs in the context of the user who triggers the background task. We recommend setting this to the web server user as well in our documentation but it appears that it’s triggered by
root in your cases instead: