[rear-users] rear checklayout questions

Robert Owens rowens at fdrinnovation.com
Thu Sep 24 22:16:04 CEST 2015


Thanks for the advice.

I've pushed my changes to https://github.com/Innovation-Data-Processing/rear


On 9/24/2015 10:54 AM, Schlomo Schapiro wrote:
> Normally we edit configuration not in the software source but when
> deploying the software onto the target server.
>
> Adding local.conf from the *source tree* to .gitignore also won't work
> well because then you would be sending us the modified .gitignore along
> with your pull request.
>
> So from a larger perspective the best would be to leave local.conf
> unchanged. If you want, you can for example add your custom config to
> /etc/resr/site.conf on your test server. That file is read before
> local.conf (which we ship empty) and it it not part of the ReaR
> distribution so that it avoids this kind of conflict.
>
> On 24 September 2015 at 16:08, Robert Owens <rowens at fdrinnovation.com
> <mailto:rowens at fdrinnovation.com>> wrote:
>
>     One question before I upload:
>
>     My local.conf has been modified to specify 'BACKUP=FDRUPSTREAM'.  Is
>     it proper procedure for me to add that file to .gitignore?  Or
>     should I upload it to my repo and you guys ignore it when pulling
>     from my repo?
>
>     -Rob
>
>     On 9/24/2015 5:42 AM, Schlomo Schapiro wrote:
>
>         Dear Robert,
>
>         without looking at your code I can't really help with that question.
>
>         Kind Regards,
>         Schlomo
>
>         On 23 September 2015 at 20:52, Robert Owens
>         <rowens at fdrinnovation.com <mailto:rowens at fdrinnovation.com>
>         <mailto:rowens at fdrinnovation.com
>         <mailto:rowens at fdrinnovation.com>>> wrote:
>
>              On 9/23/2015 9:42 AM, Robert Owens wrote:
>
>                  After I create an iso, I see a list of md5sums in
>                  var/lib/rear/layout/config/files.md5sum.  If I edit one
>         of the
>                  files in
>                  that list (lvm.conf, for example), should 'rear
>         checklayout'
>                  report the
>                  change to me?  Currently it does not, even though
>         running 'md5sum
>                  lvm.conf' shows that the md5sum has changed from what
>         is listed in
>                  files.md5sum.
>
>
>              Nevermind on this part, I expected output but I see now
>         that I have
>              to 'echo $?' to see the return code.  And it's working as
>         expected.
>
>                  Is it acceptable for me to add files to be checked, using
>                  CHECK_CONFIG_FILES_FDRUPSTREAM?  I would like a change
>         of my backup
>                  product's config file to be noticed by ReaR.
>
>
>              I'm still wondering if this variable is reserved for
>              behind-the-scenes Relax and Recover operations, or if I am
>         able to
>              create it.  And I guess that question extends to any
>         variable -- can
>              I always make my own or are there restrictions to what
>         variables I
>              can create/modify?
>
>
>              --
>              Rob Owens
>              Innovation Data Processing
>              973-890-7300
>         rowens at fdrinnovation.com <mailto:rowens at fdrinnovation.com>
>         <mailto:rowens at fdrinnovation.com <mailto:rowens at fdrinnovation.com>>
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Rob Owens
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