Relax-and-Recover Workshop

von Gratien D'haese (IT3 Consultants)

Relax-and-Recovery (rear) aims to be the standard solution for Linux disaster recovery and complements common backup solutions with a custom-tailored rescue media. Started as a small consulting project rear is now part of Fedora and openSUSE and recently became part of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. Rear has been adopted by many enterprise customers as a standard solution for Linux disaster recovery and enjoys a growing community of developers and users. Continuously developed since 2006 rear has now 5 developers. Rear presented itself to the
public initially at LinuxTag conferences of 2008, 2012 and 2013 and is now back with new and improved features like P2V (recovery on different hardware or virtual machines) and advanced system reconfiguration and vastly improved support for external backup programs such as bacula, Bareos, RBME, rsync, duplicity and commercial ones like Tivoli Storage Manager, Netbackup, EMC NetWorker and HP Data Protector. During this workshop we will introduce how to use and tune it to your needs. Please bring your laptops with you as hands-on exercises will be foreseen.

Über den Autor Gratien D'haese:

Gratien D'haese is a Belgian independent IT Consultant who is already 25 years
active in the Unix world (and with Linux since its invention in 1991). He has a broad experience with Unix in general, security, networking, big system administration tasks, clustering, troubleshooting and IT consultancy.

Gratien delivers talks around various topics since the days of the Belgian Unix Users Group and other organizations promoting the Open Source movement. He is co-founder and main designer of Relax and Recover with Schlomo Schapiro. This project started in 2006 and the software package is part of Fedora and EPEL. He is also project leader of the Open Source project "Make CD-ROM Recovery (mkcdrec)" which is the forerunner of rear. He serves to the Fedora community as an ambassador.