[rear-users] Issue with rear format for uefi systems

Vladimir Gozora rear at gozora.sk
Mon Oct 7 10:54:46 CEST 2019


Hi,

UEFI partition sizes for USB are fully configurable by:

USB_DEVICE_FILESYSTEM_PERCENTAGE and/or USB_UEFI_PART_SIZE. For more 
please details refer to:
https://github.com/rear/rear/blob/master/usr/share/rear/conf/default.conf

Best regards

V.

On Sun, 6 Oct 2019, Eierkuchen wrote:

> 
> Dear rear users:
> I just started to set up rear for my desktop as well as for my NAS. (Relax-and-Recover 2.3 from official Ubuntu 18.04 repo)
> 
> I prepared an USB stick for UEFI boot system with option -e:
> rear -v format -- -e /dev/sdX
> 
> I noticed that the first partition is only 200MB in size.
> 
> This is the reason why later on mkbackup is aborted with these messages:
> 
>     Created initrd.cgz with gzip default compression (254012142 bytes) in 42 seconds
>     ERROR: Could not copy /tmp/rear.1XxhwVb6UpRqhr5/tmp/initrd.cgz to /tmp/rear-efi.ndloU//EFI/BOOT/initrd.cgz
> 
> On my desktop I adjusted the partition sizes manually with gparted to overcome this issue.
> 
> Now on my NAS the same issue occurred.
> 
> I wonder why rear format creates in the first place a partition far too small.
> 
> Is there any option to determine the size of the first partition?
> Or did I mistake something?
> 
> Appreciate any hint ...
> 
> 
>


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