[rear-users] making bootable ISO

Johannes Meixner jsmeix at suse.de
Wed Jun 1 09:16:06 CEST 2016


On May 31 20:34 JB wrote (excerpt):
> BACKUP_URL=iso://backup
> when I run:
> rear -v mkbackup
> I get the following error message:
> ERROR: Invalid scheme 'iso' in BACKUP_URL 'iso://backup'
> (only nfs cifs usb tape file sshfs are valid)
> Aborting due to an error,
> check /var/log/rear/rear-localhost.log for details

Many thanks for reporting this regression!

> This exact same configuration worked in a prior version
> but seems I'm either doing something wrong or it broke
> since then. Should the above configuration  work or did
> something change?

This is an unintended regression of my last change.

> I looked at the release notes and docs but 
> didn't catch anything that should cause this issue.

When you run a latest GitHub rear development snapshot
you must look at the latest git logs which contain:
$ git log | less
commit fe8fa1445aedd93edf683b2b16d97ef03262b30b
Author: Gratien D'haese <gratien.dhaese at gmail.com>
Date:   Mon May 23 15:05:49 2016 +0200
Merge: 8161839 7512f0d
     Merge pull request #843 from

     added check for vaild BACKUP_URL schemes
commit 7512f0dffa203451d2b7308258ab395fe49a39f7
Author: Johannes Meixner <jsmeix at suse.com>
Date:   Fri May 20 13:10:38 2016 +0200

     added check for vaild BACKUP_URL schemes
     see https://github.com/rear/rear/issues/842
     currently 'nfs' 'cifs' 'usb' 'tape' 'file' 'sshfs' are valid
     according to the comment in 05_check_NETFS_requirements.sh

You can fix it locally for you in your

I will fix it soon in GitHub rear master, cf

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

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