[rear-users] Unexpected Netbackup Restore behavior

Gratien D'haese gratien.dhaese at it3.be
Tue Sep 2 15:58:36 CEST 2014


 Hi Wolfgang,

 welcome our rear community.
 Indeed seems not the expected behavior -so why don't you make an issue 
 of it.
 In the meantime you could have a look at the script 
 /usr/share/rear/restore/NBU/default/40_restore_with_nbu.sh
 which is playing with dates to retrieve its files from NBU.

 regards,
 Gratien

 On Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:08:54 +0200, Zweimueller Wolfgang 
 <w.zweimueller at salk.at> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
>
> I am new to this list and ReaR. I am testing ReaR since about two 
> weeks
> now and have to say it is very good work. Now we are in the process 
> to
> set it up for production use for about 100 machines.
>
>
> When I do a "rear recover" I get asked for the date from which I want
> to restore. There I have two choices: hit RETURN and restore the
> latest backup or enter a date stamp to do a Point-In-Time restore.
>
> What did I expect? When I hit the ENTER key I want a complete restore
> consisting of the last full backup and all incremental backups
> afterwards. I think this is what most people do when they are in a
> situation where they need a disaster recovery. This is also the
> behavior of a pure "bprestore" without any time restrictions.
>
> Now my tests showed me that I really get the latest backup which is
> sometimes only a incremental backup! Needless to say that ReaR cannot
> complete the recovery of such a system.
>
> Has anyone an explanation of how it came to this implementation? Any
> plans to change that behavior?
>
>
> Regards,
> Wolfgang



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