[rear-users] restoring logical volumes

Johannes Meixner jsmeix at suse.de
Thu May 11 14:56:29 CEST 2017


On May 11 12:14 Styer, Darryl wrote (excerpt):
> I believe I've seen a restore case where I did not mount
> a few file systems within logical volumes and after restore
> those logical volumes existed with old files in them.
> I'm restoring to a system that did indeed have older
> versions of the same logical volumes before the restore.
> It occurs to me that if the system being restored had
> a logical volume that did not exist in the backup that
> it too might survive the restore. Is it my imagination?
> If not can I avoid these kinds of issues?

If I understand you correctly you run "rear recover" on
a system with a harddisk that had been in use before?

In this case see

In general you can avoid such issues when you manually
totally clean up the harddisk(s) on the system before
you run "rear recover" on that system - i.e. have
prepared replacement systems with clean harddisks.

Kind Regards
Johannes Meixner
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Graham Norton - HRB 21284 (AG Nuernberg)

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