[rear-users] rear mkbackup on domU (xen) doesn't really work

Schlomo Schapiro schlomo at schapiro.org
Tue Oct 20 16:53:47 CEST 2015


Hi Oliver,

if /sbin/init is missing: Was it actually restored?

A good check is also "chroot /mnt/local bash -i"

Regards,
Schlomo

On 20 October 2015 at 16:43, Oliver Hoffmann <oliver at g.dom.de> wrote:

> Well, everything to the point of rebooting after the whole recovery.
> Everything in /mnt/local looked good. Seemingly, because while booting I
> get: Target file system doesn't have requested /sbin/init No init and so on.
>
> Automatic recover is even worse:
>
> Cannot set terminal process group: Inappropriate ioctl device
>
> Then again after rear recover it says You cannot run rear from within the
> Relax-and-Recover shell!
>
> What went wrong?
>
> Cheers,
>
> Oliver
>
>
> On 20 October 2015 at 15:26, Oliver Hoffmann <oliver at g.dom.de> wrote:
>
>> I just saw the mingetty issue. After installing that everything works as
>> expected! Thank you!!
>>
>> Oliver
>>
>> On 20 October 2015 at 15:20, Oliver Hoffmann <oliver at g.dom.de> wrote:
>>
>>> Thank you, Rob. I tried BACKUP=REQUESTRESTORE but it drops me to * * *
>>> Rescue system is ready * * * as well. No login. Furthermore I see modprobe:
>>> FATAL: Module xenblk not found.
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>>
>>> Oliver
>>>
>>> On 9 October 2015 at 16:16, Robert Owens <rowens at fdrinnovation.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I'm new to ReaR as well, but I think you need to specify a backup
>>>> method in local.conf.  The default is BACKUP=REQUESTRESTORE.  'man rear'
>>>> refers to this as "Not really a backup method at all..."  It seems its
>>>> purpose is to do just what you've seen:  provide a rescue system and leave
>>>> the backup/restore up to you.
>>>>
>>>> Take a look at the section of the man page titled "BACKUP SOFTWARE
>>>> INTEGRATION".  There is a list of both commercial and open source backup
>>>> software that you can choose to use for your backup and restore.
>>>>
>>>> -Rob
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 10/8/2015 10:13 AM, Oliver Hoffmann wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi list,
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> I am new to rear. Alas there's not too much to find on the
>>>>> net or in the documentation given that you try to do something special.
>>>>>
>>>>> So, I did rear -v mkbackup on a dumU (Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS) which runs
>>>>> on Xenserver 6.2. I did get an iso but problems are:
>>>>>
>>>>> -apparently it just creates a rescue system without the data
>>>>> -I can boot from that iso but then there is no data
>>>>> -if I do rear recover it says something like "You cannot run recover
>>>>>   from this shell"
>>>>>
>>>>> My local.conf:
>>>>>
>>>>> BACKUP_PROG_COMPRESS_OPTIONS="--gzip"
>>>>> BACKUP_PROG_COMPRESS_SUFFIX=".gz"
>>>>> OUTPUT=ISO
>>>>>
>>>>> The goal is to create a bootable iso with all the data and put that
>>>>> somewhere. Let's say on nfs or maybe even on a Bacula/Bareos server.
>>>>>
>>>>> Is that even possible? All I found was this:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:tXhGLDXHGJYJ:sourceforge.net/p/rear/mailman/message/27980017/+&cd=4&hl=de&ct=clnk&gl=de
>>>>>
>>>>> Cheers,
>>>>>
>>>>> chillax
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