[Rear-users] openSuSE 12.1 / btrfs root on LVM

Gratien D'haese gratien.dhaese at it3.be
Sun Nov 27 15:16:45 CET 2011


The problem with the restore is that lots of files seems to become
data files (instead of ASCII files). 

See script

Initially we marked it experimental in the release notes, but we reduced
the fuzz around btrfs a bit afterwards. 

Still, it is very ackward
behaviour of btrfs - all ideas are most welcome to get the restore fixed
(perhaps we need a special flag with the tar?) 

best regards, 


On Sun, 27 Nov 2011 10:11:49 +0100, Schlomo Schapiro  wrote:  

Hi,  I am
afraid that you entered uncharted territory here...  Your help to get it
working will be most appreciated.  Did you happen to do any tests on
openSUSE 12.1 without btrfs?  Regards, Schlomo

 On 26 November 2011 19:16,
Hubertus A. Haniel  wrote:


 Anybody got ReaR working on an openSuSE
12.1 system with btrfs root on
 top of LVM? - The latest version (1.12.0)
seems to do the backup OK but
 fails to do the restore fully. - It looks
like the restore is successful
 but when rebooting the system grub has not
been written to the boot
 sector and when I recovered that the system still
would not boot and
 lost all personality like hostname etc. - It seems to
be a little better
 but not perfect when modifying grub/menu.lst and
/etc/fstab to use
 /dev/sda rather then the /dev/disk-by-uid stuff.

release notes say that btrfs is supposed to be working now but I am
very little success so far and a few pointers on what to
 experiment with
to possibly make this work would be useful.

 Best regards


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