[rear-users] Help migrating Scientific Linux 7.2

James M. Pulver jmp242 at cornell.edu
Thu Aug 25 15:11:50 CEST 2016

Well, in this case it was more like REAR created the partitions, but 
doesn't realize it till it reboots. But if I do that and re-run rear 
recover, it deletes the partitions, re creates them, and I loop around. 
So I figured we might start a little later on in the process. That seems 
to me like an effective work-around for the bugs listed in this thread 
for parted, i.e. make it so you *can* reboot so the kernel picks up the 
changes and continue from there.

ReaR could either look to see if the partitions exist on rear recover 
and then overwrite the data only (i.e. skip deleting and creating 
partitions) or ask the user if this is after a reboot and do they want 
to skip partition creation as they seem to already exist matching the 

James Pulver
CLASSE Computer Group
Cornell University

On 08/25/2016 05:27 AM, Johannes Meixner wrote:
> Hello,
> On Aug 24 11:27 James M. Pulver wrote (excerpt):
>> Is there a way to skip deleting the partitions?
> ...
>> so just a way to then get REAR to copy the files back
> Perhaps I misunderstand you but I think you mean
> that in the recovery system "rear recover" should
> not do partitioning, creating filesystems, and
> after backup restor install the bootloader?
> Instead it should use the disk as is,
> only restore the backup and exit?
> I.e. you ask for a counterpart of "rear mkbackuponly"
> in the recovery system like "rear restoreonly"?
> Kind Regards
> Johannes Meixner

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