[rear-users] Linux VM on LPAR with ReaR backup/restore issue!

Dash, Pradyumna pradyumnakumar.dash at capgemini.com
Fri Feb 21 10:19:56 CET 2014


As suggested I tried to  tune local.conf file but still while recover/restore its getting stuck.  However I can see its initializing
Kernel, ramdisk image .  Its getting stuck here :

Running 42-engage-scsi.sh...
Running 45-serial-console.sh...
init: /etc/init.conf: Unable to load configuration: No such file or directory
Running 55-migrate-network-devices.sh...
Running 58-start-dhclient.sh...
Running 60-network-devices.sh...
Running 62-routing.sh...
* * * Rescue System is ready * * *


From: Dash, Pradyumna
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2014 7:44 PM
To: Relax-and-Recover users list
Subject: RE: [rear-users] Linux VM on LPAR with ReaR backup/restore issue!


Thanks I will add as per your suggestion and update on the status.

Below is the current local.conf file looks like:

[root at test ~]# cat /etc/rear/local.conf
# Create Relax-and-Recover rescue media as ISO image
NETFS_URL=nfs:// /backupfs/clients


From: rear-users-bounces at lists.relax-and-recover.org<mailto:rear-users-bounces at lists.relax-and-recover.org> [mailto:rear-users-bounces at lists.relax-and-recover.org] On Behalf Of Gratien D'haese
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2014 7:14 PM
To: Relax-and-Recover users list
Subject: Re: [rear-users] Linux VM on LPAR with ReaR backup/restore issue!

Have a look into the rear.log file to see why the backup is not working properly.
IBM LPAR needs probably something special - like ttyS1 as console?

Try adding "KERNEL_CMDLINE="selinux=0 console=tty0 console=ttyS1" in the local.conf file and see what happens when you boot from an ISO image.

If the problem remains please create an issue.

On Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:15:53 +0000, "Dash, Pradyumna" <pradyumnakumar.dash at capgemini.com<mailto:pradyumnakumar.dash at capgemini.com>> wrote:

I am using ReaR for backup and restore of my Linux VM’s, The VM’s running on VMware ESX platform working great , restoration is fine but the Linux VM’s
running on LPAR creating issues while boot .  Please help.

I have used the below command :

#rear mkbackup

But when I see the directory where its backed up I can see the below files:    I have also a doubt as the backed up tar file size is very small. Not sure.

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root      531 Jan 29 04:03 backup.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    15163 Jan 29 04:03 backup.tar.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root      202 Jan 29 04:03 README
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   144312 Jan 29 04:03 rear.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 61739008 Jan 29 04:03 rear-test.iso
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root        0 Jan 29 04:03 selinux.autorelabel
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root      262 Jan 29 04:03 VERSION


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Gratien D'haese
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