Basically the idea is to boot inst-sys but to not run YaST and instead run a selfmade script that does the usual disaster recovery steps:
create partitioning with filesystems and mount points
restore the files backup from an NFS server
install the boot loader
Currently we know how to do
- disaster recovery with Relax-and-Recover (for SLE11 and SLE12)
- disaster recovery with rear-SUSE / RecoveryImage (only up to SLE11)
- native disaster recovery with AutoYaST (since SLE12)
I firstname.lastname@example.org like to develop
- generic disaster recovery with the plain SUSE installation system (inst-sys)
The intent behind generic disaster recovery is simplicity and control.
In contast to taming complicated "monsters" like Relax-and-Recover or AutoYaST to make them (hopefully) do what is wanted, generic disaster recovery goes back to the roots which means:
An experienced admin calls low-level commands directly to set up the basic system (partitioning, filesystems, mount points, bootloader) as he wants.
This project is part of:
Hack Week 12
This project is one of its kind!