[rear-users] not booting further than initrd after successful restore

Benjamin Haubeck bhaubeck at gmail.com
Wed Aug 12 15:14:15 CEST 2015


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thx for responding so fast,
in every LV an in th partition for /boot is still plenty of space. no
fs is more tat 34% in use after the restore and /boot has over 800 mb
available.

will start with the rd.break approach now.

ben

On 12.08.2015 15:34, Gratien D'haese wrote:
> Noticed an error in the log file you added during the initrd
> recreation: cat: write error: Broken pipe
> 
> Strange, out of space perhaps??
> 
> 
> On Wed, 12 Aug 2015 14:56:48 +0200, Benjamin Haubeck 
> <bhaubeck at gmail.com> wrote:
>> attached the log file for one of the not really successful
>> restores.
>> 
>> thx and kind regards,
>> 
>> ben
>> 
>> 
>> On 12.08.2015 13:17, Benjamin Haubeck wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> 
>>> thanks for ReaR, i appreciate the easy configuration. 
>>> Untypically i run into a weird problem during this
>>> implementation:
>>> 
>>> I am recover RHEL 7.1 (all file systems are xfs), backup
>>> solution is TSM, SELinux is in permissive mode.
>>> 
>>> After restoring, i end up with a system that boots until the
>>> end or near the end of the initrd but stops there forever. The
>>> last message it prints with the rd.debug setting set in the
>>> kernel line is:
>>> 
>>> dracut-pre-pivot[585]: /bin/dracut-pre-pivot at 29(): exit 0
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> I found some logfiles in /var/log/rear but they are only for
>>> the ISO creation not for the restore.
>>> 
>>> and now the weird thing: if i am booting with the RHEL 7.1
>>> install - CD into the rescue mode and chroot into the system
>>> but doing nothing else but logout and reboot the system it
>>> works flawlessly after that, relabels the files, reboots once
>>> more and is finished.
>>> 
>>> What am i missing?
>>> 
>>> here are some information about the system:
>>> 
>>> [root at server001 tmp]# cat /etc/redhat-release Red Hat
>>> Enterprise Linux Server release 7.1 (Maipo)
>>> 
>>> [root at server001 tmp]# uname -a Linux server001
>>> 3.10.0-229.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Jan 29 18:37:38 EST 2015
>>> x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> [root at server001 log]# rear dump Relax-and-Recover 1.17.1 / Git 
>>> Using log file: /var/log/rear/rear-server001.log.lockless 
>>> Dumping out configuration and system information This is a
>>> 'Linux-x86_64' system, compatible with 'Linux-i386'. System
>>> definition: ARCH = Linux-i386 OS = GNU/Linux OS_MASTER_VENDOR =
>>> Fedora OS_MASTER_VERSION = 7 OS_MASTER_VENDOR_ARCH =
>>> Fedora/i386 OS_MASTER_VENDOR_VERSION = Fedora/7 
>>> OS_MASTER_VENDOR_VERSION_ARCH = Fedora/7/i386 OS_VENDOR =
>>> RedHatEnterpriseServer OS_VERSION = 7 OS_VENDOR_ARCH =
>>> RedHatEnterpriseServer/i386 OS_VENDOR_VERSION =
>>> RedHatEnterpriseServer/7 OS_VENDOR_VERSION_ARCH =
>>> RedHatEnterpriseServer/7/i386 Configuration tree: 
>>> Linux-i386.conf : OK GNU/Linux.conf : OK Fedora.conf :
>>> missing/empty Fedora/i386.conf : missing/empty Fedora/7.conf :
>>> missing/empty Fedora/7/i386.conf : missing/empty 
>>> RedHatEnterpriseServer.conf : missing/empty 
>>> RedHatEnterpriseServer/i386.conf : missing/empty 
>>> RedHatEnterpriseServer/7.conf : missing/empty 
>>> RedHatEnterpriseServer/7/i386.conf : missing/empty site.conf :
>>> OK local.conf : OK Backup with TSM TSM_ARCHIVE_MGMT_CLASS = 
>>> TSM_DSMC_RESTORE_OPTIONS = TSM_RESTORE_PIT_DATE = 
>>> TSM_RESTORE_PIT_TIME = TSM_RESULT_FILE_PATH =
>>> /opt/tivoli/tsm/rear TSM_RESULT_SAVE = n TSM_RM_ISOFILE = 
>>> BACKUP_INTEGRITY_CHECK = BACKUP_MOUNTCMD = BACKUP_OPTIONS = 
>>> BACKUP_RSYNC_OPTIONS = --sparse --archive --hard-links
>>> --verbose --numeric-ids --stats BACKUP_SELINUX_DISABLE = 1 
>>> BACKUP_TYPE = BACKUP_UMOUNTCMD = BACKUP_URL = Output to ISO 
>>> ISO_DIR = /var/lib/rear/output ISO_FILES = ISO_IMAGES = 
>>> ISO_ISOLINUX_BIN = ISO_MAX_SIZE = ISO_MKISOFS_BIN =
>>> /bin/mkisofs ISO_PREFIX = rear-server001 ISO_VOLID =
>>> RELAXRECOVER RESULT_MAILTO =
>>> 
>>> /usr/share/rear/lib/validated/RedHatEnterpriseServer/7/i386.txt
>>>
>>> 
Your system is not yet validated. Please carefully check all functions
>>> and create a validation record with 'rear validate'. This will
>>> help othe rs to know about the validation status of
>>> Relax-and-Recover on this system. [root at server001 log]
>>> 
>>> thx,
>>> 
>>> ben
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
> 

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Benjamin Haubeck
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