[rear-users] ReaR rescue ISO as "live distribution"?

Johannes Meixner jsmeix at suse.de
Thu Mar 14 09:51:46 CET 2019


On Mar 13 17:31 Philippe Andersson wrote (excerpt):
>> Because the information what filesystems are mounted at what mount
>> points is available in the var/lib/rear/layout/disklayout.conf
>> file I think it is not too hard to manually make a bash script
>> that reads disklayout.conf and only mounts the filesystems.
> Well, it's certainly possible, but as you said yourself in one
> of the posts you referenced above, probably not trivial either.

what I meant therein with "that part will get really complicated"
is that it will get really complicated to cleanly split that part
out of the whole "recover" workflow, see my "Reason" therein.

What I think should be not too hard is to make a separated
script as I described above.

how easy it can be in practice when the tree of filesystems
is not overcomplicated and one knows the system (then a single
mount command can be sufficient as in my testing example).

In particular when you only need to repair one single filesystem
it should be sufficient to only mount that specific filesystem.

My example in
was a complete restore of all files and to do that the whole
tree of filesystems needs to be mounted first (in my testing
case that whole tree of filesystems was a single filesystem).

Simply put:
The simpler your system, the simpler your repair/recovery.

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

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