#1898 Issue closed: Rear ISO size increased from 350MB to 550MB in 2 days.

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nirmal21s opened issue at 2018-08-10 09:18:

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  • ReaR version ("/usr/sbin/rear -V"):2.3

  • OS version ("cat /etc/rear/os.conf" or "lsb_release -a" or "cat /etc/os-release"):RHEL 7.5

  • ReaR configuration files ("cat /etc/rear/site.conf" and/or "cat /etc/rear/local.conf"):

export TMPDIR=/
##Static IP (no DHCP!)
  • Hardware (PC or PowerNV BareMetal or ARM) or virtual machine (KVM guest or PoverVM LPAR):Physical

  • System architecture (x86 compatible or PPC64/PPC64LE or what excat ARM device):x86

  • Firmware (BIOS or UEFI or Open Firmware) and bootloader (GRUB or ELILO or Petitboot):BIOS

  • Description of the issue (ideally so that others can reproduce it):
    Is there any way to find he cause or change that made the ISO size to grow.

gdha commented at 2018-08-10 09:29:

See #734 - I think you also backup the previous ISO file. Why is the NSRSERVER variable empty? Check the rear log file it can tell you more (or compare it with previous logs)? And, use debug mode which keeps the temporary ISO directory to be inspected afterwards.

jsmeix commented at 2018-08-10 10:26:

mount your ISOs and compare what grow in them.

For example when I have the backup in the ISO I get on my system:

# mount /var/lib/rear/output/rear-f144.iso /mnt
mount: /dev/loop0 is write-protected, mounting read-only

# ls -lRSh /mnt
total 4.0K
drwx------ 1 root root 2.0K Aug  9 15:23 isolinux
drwxr-x--- 1 root root 2.0K Aug  9 15:23 mybackup

total 97M
-rw------- 1 root root  90M Aug  9 15:23 initrd.cgz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5.7M Jul  8  2017 kernel
-rw------- 1 root root 988K Aug  9 15:23 pci.ids
-rw------- 1 root root 275K Aug  9 15:23 hdt.c32
-rw------- 1 root root 150K Aug  9 15:23 vesamenu.c32
-rw------- 1 root root  54K Aug  9 15:23 menu.c32
-rw------- 1 root root  24K Aug  9 15:23 isolinux.bin
-rw------- 1 root root  20K Aug  9 15:23 chain.c32
-rw------- 1 root root 2.1K Aug  9 15:23 isolinux.cfg
-r-------- 1 root root 2.0K Aug  9 15:23 boot.cat
-rw------- 1 root root  985 Aug  9 15:23 rear.help
-rw------- 1 root root  800 Aug  9 15:23 reboot.c32
-rw------- 1 root root  261 Aug  9 15:23 message
-rw------- 1 root root  239 Aug  9 15:23 poweroff.com

total 933M
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 923M Aug  9 15:23 backup.tar.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 9.9M Aug  9 15:23 backup.log

gdha commented at 2018-09-05 11:16:

@nirmal21s any update from your side?

gdha commented at 2018-09-24 15:10:

@nirmal21s you can also define OUTPUT_URL=null if you want

jsmeix commented at 2018-09-28 07:33:

No news is good news.

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