#516 Issue closed: How to restore using an alternative location storing the same backup files?

Labels: waiting for info, support / question

bobbysch opened issue at 2014-12-12 05:12:

For ex, in case disaster strikes, the original location that stores the backup is is not available anymore, how to tell rear to recover from a non original source use for backup (suppose that all the backup files are replicated/copied over).
In my case I used NFS to backup, but since I have issue with NFS4 support by rear, how can tell rear to use the new place and not the original one after transfering the backup files to a different place?

This is definitively very useful and flexible if rear can do it.

gdha commented at 2014-12-12 11:49:

In the /etc/rear/local.conf or /etc/rear/site.conf file you can just change the location of BACKUP_URL in whatever you want.
Also, if you are using NFSv4 you better also include BACKUP_OPTIONS="nfsvers=3,nolock"

gdha commented at 2015-02-03 09:26:

@bobbysch was your question answered, or do you need more info?

[Export of Github issue for rear/rear.]