[rear-users] After installing REAR, my Debian server starts without a network

Johannes Meixner jsmeix at suse.de
Wed Mar 31 10:28:40 CEST 2021


On 2021-03-31 00:16, SHarbich at t-online.de wrote (excerpts):
> Debian Buster Server, REAR Version 2.4 + dfsg-1.
> rear -v format -- --efi --force /dev/sdc1
> rear -v mkbackup
> When my server starts, I see the following note in the boot journal.
> ...
> Mär 30 23:32:22 ldap systemd-udevd[318]: Spawned process
> '/usr/sbin/rear udev' [365] is taking longer than 59s to complete

I am not a Debian user so I cannot reproduce issues
with ReaR on Debian or with Debian's ReaR software package.

I think your issue is same as

Furthermore the ReaR software you have from Debian is rather old
(ReaR 2.4 is from June 2018, current one is ReaR 2.6 from June 2020)
cf. "Testing current ReaR upstream GitHub master code" in

I guess the ReaR software you have from Debian contains a udev rule
file for ReaR like /etc/udev/rules.d/62-rear-usb.rules
or similar like /lib/udev/rules.d/60-rear.rules
that calls '/usr/sbin/rear udev' during boot, cf.

See also the somewhat related issue
which is about '/usr/sbin/rear udev' in general

Kind Regards
Johannes Meixner
SUSE Software Solutions Germany GmbH
Maxfeldstr. 5 - 90409 Nuernberg - Germany
(HRB 36809, AG Nuernberg) GF: Felix Imendoerffer

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