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

Walther Schubert walther.schubert at t-online.de
Mon Oct 7 11:09:22 CEST 2019


Hi Vladimir,
thanks for the quick response and the hint.
Actually I am just about to analyse the content of the default.conf and found the options in question :-)
 
FFE

Mon Oct 07 10:55:11 GMT+02:00 2019 Vladimir Gozora <rear at gozora.sk>:
 
> 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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