[Rear-users] Clone rollout?

Schlomo Schapiro schlomo at schapiro.org
Thu Aug 4 21:13:15 CEST 2011


at work we use kickstart for this and put everything (really!) into RPM packages
to get fully automated mass deployment...

ReaR already supports this, take a look at this script:


I know of people who used ReaR for mass cloning with this feature.

Kind Regards,

On 04/08/11 19:15, Les Mikesell wrote:
> Sometime in the future I will need to upgrade a number of remote 
> machines from Centos 5.x to 6.x.  Would it be feasible to use ReaR to 
> effectively clone a master copy, then drop in the individual settings 
> (hostname, nic settings, routes, etc.) for each machine?  I can park the 
> backup image and custom setup scripts on a common nfs share at each 
> location and someone on-site (who won't know much about linux) can boot 
> from an iso or usb.
> Is there any support for running a post-restore script that would be 
> included on the iso or nfs mount or in the backup?  And is there any way 
> to get remote access to the restore system?  A complication is that the 
> machines have several nics that tend to be detected in random order and 
> the networks don't have dhcp service - but adding it might be a possibility.

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