Relax and Recover

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Relax and Recover
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Version: 1.14
Upload Date: 20 Feb 15
Distribution Type: Freeware
Downloads: 1

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Relax and Recover (abbreviated rear) is a highly modular disaster recovery framework for GNU/Linux based systems.

Relax and Recover can be easily extended to other UNIX alike systems.


  • Focus on Disaster Recovery
  • Modular concept
  • For Linux and other Unix-like operations systems
  • No external dependancies - use only standard software supplied with the distribution
  • encryption (optional) - openssl ?
  • Linux: kernel > 2.6 supported (no kernel 2.2/2.4 support !)
  • User friendly - minimal output, use log file for error messages and details

What is new in this release:

  • Integrated with duply/duplicity support. systemd support has been added.
  • Various small fixes and improvements to tape support, Xen, PPC, Gentoo, Fedora, multi-arch, storage layout configuration, and serial console integration.

What is new in version 1.11.0:

  • Standardization of the command line.
  • The default is quiet output; use the option -v for the old behavior.
  • Boot images now have a comprehensive boot menu.
  • Support for IPv6 addresses.
  • Restoring NBU backup from a point in time is supported.
  • Support for Fedora 15 (systemd) and RHEL6/SL6.
  • Improved handling of HP SmartArray.
  • Support for ext4 on RHEL5/SL5.
  • Support for Xen paravirtualization.
  • Integration with the local GRUB menu.
  • Boot images can now be centralized through network transfers.
  • Support for udev on RHEL4.
  • Many small improvements and performance enhancements.

What is new in version 1.7.15:

  • updated man.8 page - and rear main script: added quiet mode - rear main script: initialize KEEP_BUILD_DIR to cleanup build dir under /tmp/rear.$$ - mode 755 became 750 - default.conf: add $VAR_DIR to COPY_AS_IS variable - remove -l -y options from bprestore - return warning instead of quitting with error - introduced VAR_DIR (/var/rear) for moving /etc/rear/recovery to /var/rear/recovery (system recovery data) - going over all *.sh scripts to modify $CONFIG_DIR/recovery into $VAR_DIR/recovery - build/default/ build test around the sshd_config file update - moved from prep to dr phase

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