Basically the idea is to boot inst-sys but to not run YaST and instead run a selfmade script that does the usual disaster recovery steps:

  1. create partitioning with filesystems and mount points

  2. restore the files backup from an NFS server

  3. install the boot loader

Currently we know how to do

  • disaster recovery with Relax-and-Recover (for SLE11 and SLE12)
  • disaster recovery with rear-SUSE / RecoveryImage (only up to SLE11)
  • native disaster recovery with AutoYaST (since SLE12)

see https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Disaster_Recovery

I jsmeix@suse.de like to develop

  • generic disaster recovery with the plain SUSE installation system (inst-sys)

The intent behind generic disaster recovery is simplicity and control.

In contast to taming complicated "monsters" like Relax-and-Recover or AutoYaST to make them (hopefully) do what is wanted, generic disaster recovery goes back to the roots which means:

An experienced admin calls low-level commands directly to set up the basic system (partitioning, filesystems, mount points, bootloader) as he wants.

Hackers:

Looking for mad skills in:

rear disaster recovery

This project is part of:

Hack Week 12

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  • almost 2 years ago: jsmeix added keyword "recovery" to Generic disaster recovery
  • almost 2 years ago: jsmeix added keyword "disaster" to Generic disaster recovery
  • almost 2 years ago: jsmeix removed keyword disasterrecovery from Generic disaster recovery
  • almost 2 years ago: jsmeix added keyword "disasterrecovery" to Generic disaster recovery
  • almost 2 years ago: jsmeix added keyword "rear" to Generic disaster recovery
  • Comments

    • jsmeix
      over 2 years ago by jsmeix | Reply

      Successfully done and documented:

      See the sections "Generic disaster recovery with the plain SUSE installation system (inst-sys)" and its sub-section "Generic files backup with the plain SUSE installation system (inst-sys)" at https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Disaster_Recovery

      https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Disaster_Recovery