Recovering a system should not be a struggle against time with poor
tools weighing against you. Relax-and-Recover emphasizes on a relaxing
recovery, and for this it follows three distinct rules:
Do what is generally expected, if possible
In doubt, ask the operator or allow intervention
Provide an environment that is as convenient as possible
This results in the following useful tips and tricks:
Relax-and-Recover can add its own GRUB menu entry to your local system’s
GRUB, which is convenient to restore a system without the need for an
additional boot media. This only works if your system can (still)
boot from the local disk and the disaster didn’t destroy that disk.
Relax-and-Recover automatically detects and enables serial console support.
This is extremely useful if the only way to access the console during
disaster is a Java-based console riddled with keyboard bugs and slow screen
Relax-and-Recover conveniently ships with a set of useful commands in its
shell history. This makes it possible to quickly look for a command to help
troubleshoot, or modify an important file during recovery.
If you have keyboard problems using a HP iLO 2 Remote Console, type the
following command loadkeys -d (or simply use the up arrow key to get
this command from your shell history).
If the original system was configured to log on remotely through the use
of SSH keys, Relax-and-Recover preserved those keys on the rescue
environment and you can access the rescue environment from the network
as you were used to before.
During recovery at any stage you can re-run Relax-and-Recover, modify
the layout file for recreating the structure and intervene when restoring