[rear-users] Monitoring the restore

Stephen Berg (Code 7309) stephen.berg at nrlssc.navy.mil
Tue Dec 18 16:03:06 CET 2018

I did a little poking around and ended up adding this into my local.conf:

BACKUP_RSYNC_OPTIONS=(--sparse --archive --hard-links --numeric-ids 
--stats --log-file=/tmp/rear-rsync.log)

I get a good log file of every file being rsync'd during the backup.  
Haven't had a chance to test it during the recover process yet.

When I run the mkrescue will those options be added into the recover 
setup or do I need to do more tweaking to get the option set during 

It might be a good idea to have that log written to the boot media, in 
my case a USB stick.  But I'm guessing that would be more involved than 
just changing the rsync options.

Stephen Berg, IT Specialist, Oceanography Division, Code 7309
Naval Research Laboratory
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