[Rear-users] Antw: Rear + LVM

Gratien D'haese gratien.dhaese at it3.be
Fri Dec 17 12:12:00 CET 2010


On Fri, 17 Dec 2010 11:42:59 +0100, "Kunz, Martin, VF-DE" wrote:
> Hello,

> normally i only follow some maildiscussions, but don't answer. 
> We
have made following solution:
> Using three nodes (Server with Redhat
Enterprise Linux) and a SAN-Storage
> with FiberChannel-Connections which
needs the multipathing.
> 
> We use ReaR with Netbackup (NBU). 
> We only
include the LOCAL volume of der Servers in the ReaR-Configuration. 
> cat
/etc/rear/local.conf
> (...)
> ONLY_INCLUDE_VG=( "vg00" )
> (..)
> 
> So we
could made recover every Server. 
> After reboot you can start to recover
the Storage seperatly. Means that
> you need to backup the filessystem on
the storage seperatly on the
> NBU-Server.
> 
> That works fine.
> It also
works with netfs.

IMHO that is the only correct way - rear is a disaster
recovery tool
not a solid backup/restore solution. Real backup solutions
also take
care of ACL etc...
I'm not convinced that we should fix everybody
problems. If we can
give a solid (and trustworthy) basis then it is a
success already...

Br,
Gratien
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