#590 Issue closed: Recovery process. Error. telinit: Did not receive a reply

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sohmstyle opened issue at 2015-05-25 12:45:

OS - CentOS 6.6 x86_x64
Hardware - ESXi 5.1 on HP Proliant DL160 G6
REAR 1.17 --- Bareos Server (testbackup-bareos) --- Bareos Client (testbackup-client-01)(There is bareos-fd)

This ip addresses are static and this hosts have only one network interface - eth0.

[root@testbackup-client-01 ~]# uname -r

Going to (Bareos Client) and backup it:

yum -y install nfs-utils genisoimage syslinux rear
mkdir /etc/rear/mappings
echo "eth0" > /etc/rear/mappings/ip_addresses
echo "default eth0" > /etc/rear/mappings/route
vi /etc/rear/local.conf

There is config. Link -

Comparing to the default rear local.conf file I edit only lines:

vi /etc/bareos/bconsole.conf

Director {
Name = testbackup-bareos-dir
DIRport = 9101
address =
Password = "1FlpWEdFUIgbewhedsGGHJgbedsf""

This is ok. bconsole work.

Then begin backup process:

[root@testbackup-client-01 ~]# rear -v -d -D mkrescue
Relax-and-Recover 1.17.0 / Git
Using log file: /var/log/rear/rear-testbackup-client-01.log
Creating disk layout
Creating root filesystem layout
TIP: To login as root via ssh you need to set up /root/.ssh/authorized_keys or SSH_ROOT_PASSWORD in your configuration file
Copying files and directories
Copying binaries and libraries
Copying kernel modules
Creating initramfs
Making ISO image
Wrote ISO image: /var/lib/rear/output/rear-testbackup-client-01.iso (27M)
Copying resulting files to nfs location

[root@testbackup-client-01 ~]# rear -v dump

Your system is validated with the following details:
Relax and Recover Version 1.13.0 / $Date$
Validation: RedHatEnterpriseServer/6/i386
Submitted: tdec0909@yahoo.com, Marcel Keil marcelk@tim.de
Date: 2013-05-21, 2014-03-18
Features: LVM, VMware guest, ISO, NETFS, NSR

Size of rear-testbackup-client-01.iso is 34191360 bytes

Log file:
/var/log/rear/rear-testbackup-client-01.log ---


When I boot from rear-testbackup-client-01.iso and choose Recovery testbackup-client-01 then I've got a error:

telinit: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.
init: rcS post-stop process (47) terminated with status 1

I don't know how to fix it.


gdha commented at 2015-05-27 12:58:

@sohmstyle According a RH Knowledge Article:
Check for the existence of /etc/passwd
Check for the existence of /etc/nsswitch.conf and check the content
If /etc/passwd does not exists, replace it from backup as described in the resolution above
It sounds not very applicable, but you never know...
Could you also reduce the /etc/rear/local.conf file to the bare minimum?


And try again?

sohmstyle commented at 2015-05-28 12:19:

Could you also reduce the /etc/rear/local.conf file to the bare minimum?
I don't know how, but it helped!


And then I encountered a problem with "Error The LSB package is not installed."
There is same problems https://github.com/rear/rear/issues/496, https://github.com/rear/rear/issues/468, https://github.com/rear/rear/issues/326
I tried the solution of those posts, but they did not help.
I hope it will be possible to solve the problem with LSB package.

[Export of Github issue for rear/rear.]