DRLM Client Recover

In this section we show how to recover a system which has been backed up.

In this example your client and server has the following configuration. You have to adapt it to your case.

DRLM Server Host Name: DRLMsrv
DRLM Server IP:

ReaR Client Host Name: fosdemcli4
ReaR Client IP:

Step by Step Client Recover

Reboot the Client and select boot from network. Automaticaly will boot from PXE.

The DRLM server gives us through PXE/TFTP the client boot system. We just have to type “rear” to start the recovery system.


Once we have the system ready Login as “root”. No password required.


We indicate that we want to recover the system with the command “rear recover” and the following variables SERVER=”DRLM Server Ip” REST_OPTS=-k ID=”Rear Client Host Name”, in our case “rear recover SERVER= REST_OPTS=-k ID=fosdemcli4”


The system is recovering.


System recovered! So we only have to restart the client.