#2132 PR merged: NBU: exclude '/usr/openv/netbackup/logs' directory instead of files in directory only

Labels: bug, fixed / solved / done

rmetrich opened issue at 2019-04-30 13:42:

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  • Type: Bug Fix

  • Impact: Normal

  • How was this pull request tested? Tested on RHEL7

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When using the NetBackup method, the files in the logs directory are excluded because they are useless. However, if, for some reason /usr/openv/netbackup/logs is a symlink to some other directory (a user customization), then ReaR will fail to create the ISO, due to having a skeleton directory for NBU in ReaR, causing the 'tar | untar' of COPY_AS_IS items to fail.

rmetrich commented at 2019-04-30 13:51:

Hello @rear/contributors , this issue was encountered by a Red Hat customer due to him having moved the netbackup log directory to some other place.
I found out this issue is in fact wider and may affect other components as well, even though it is quite unlikely to happen in normal situations.
For example, using the following configuration file and scenario, the ISO creation will die:

  • Configuration file

    COPY_AS_IS+=( /etc/scripts )
  • Scenario

    # ln -s /var/log /etc/scripts
    # rear mkrescue
  • Output

    tar: Removing leading `/' from member names
    tar: Removing leading `/' from hard link targets
    tar: etc/scripts: Cannot open: File exists
    tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors

jsmeix commented at 2019-04-30 14:04:

should we have that in ReaR 2.5?
I would say yes.

gdha commented at 2019-05-01 07:15:

@rmetrich Feel free to merge it as I just approved the PR (and @jsmeix did the same). It may be included in the 2.5 release

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