[rear-users] FUSE sshfs Problem while recovering a Centos7 System

Johannes Meixner jsmeix at suse.de
Thu Jul 7 13:33:54 CEST 2016


On Jul 7 11:48 Ralph Gottschalkson wrote (excerpt):
> BACKUP_URL=sshfs://sambasave@
> MODULES_LOAD=( vmxnet vmxnet3 e1000e e1000 fuse hpsa )
> When I ty to recover I get a message like :
> "can't load FUSEFS please load the fuse module"
> (and I think "Hey If YOU KNOW the Problem WHY don't YOU
> load the fuse module by yourselves?  :-) ")

I cannot find anything in the rear sources rhat
contains 'load .* fuse' (with ignore case).

Please provide 100% exact (error) messages so that we do
not need to guess for what we should search in our code.

Please show us who "YOU" is.
I.e. show us what exactly that "YOU" is
where you think that it knows the problem
and can also even fix it on hos own by just
loading kernel modules on behalf of "root".

> but in the section "MODULES_LOAD" is fuse.
> When I type "modprobe fuse " an then do a "rear recover"
> it works flawlessly .. hm?

This one looks like a bug in rear because
usr/share/rear/conf/default.conf reads
# autoload these modules in the given order
so that you could expect that rear actually loads
all what is listed in MODULES_LOAD.

Please submit a GitHub issue for that, see
and "How to contribute to Relax-and-Recover (rear)" at

In particular regarding loading the fuse kernel module
automatically (regardless of MODULES_LOAD) when 
I assume the mount_url() function in
needs to be enhanced for sshfs in the same way
as I implemented it for the ftpfs case, cf.

Kind Regards
Johannes Meixner
SUSE LINUX GmbH - GF: Felix Imendoerffer, Jane Smithard,
Graham Norton - HRB 21284 (AG Nuernberg)

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