[rear-users] backup up to a local file

JB general at itpsg.com
Wed Jan 14 14:19:16 CET 2015

I'm successfully using rear for USB backup and it's working really 
well!  I'm super happy with it.  So far it's simpler to setup and get 
working then Mondo which I'm coming from since it still has major issues 
on Fedora 20 and rear seems to be really distribution agnostic which is 
excellent, so thank you so much for the great software.

However, I'm having problems making a backup of my system and storing it 
to a local file.  I need the backup to be manged as an ISO file and it 
will not necessarily always be written to DVD, but it might.  I keep 
getting this error:

Relax-and-Recover 1.16.1 / Git
Using log file: /var/log/rear/rear-localhost.log
ERROR: Making backup on / is forbidden. Use an external device!
Aborting due to an error, check /var/log/rear/rear-localhost.log for details

Here is my /etc/rear/local.conf file:
'/home/testuser/backups/' '/sys' '/root/.ssh/known_hosts' 
'/root/.ssh/known_hosts2' '/root/.ccache' '/home/testuser/.ccache' 
'/home/testuser/.ssh/known_hosts' '/home/testuser/.ssh/known_hosts2' 
'/dev' '/selinux' '/var/cache/ccache' 'var/cache/yum' '/usr/local/src' 
'/usr/share/doc' '/var/log/messages' '/var/log/maillog' 
'/var/log/Xorg.0.log' '/var/log/Xorg.0.log.old' '/var/log/secure' 
'/usr/src/kernels' '/sys' '/dev' '/proc' )

What am I doing wrong here?

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