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Relax and Recover (rear) module


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Version information

  • 0.2.0 (latest)
  • 0.1.2
  • 0.1.1
  • 0.1.0
released Jun 17th 2016
This version is compatible with:
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Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'thbe-rear', '0.2.0'
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Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add thbe-rear
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Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install thbe-rear --version 0.2.0

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thbe/rear — version 0.2.0 Jun 17th 2016


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Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. Setup - The basics of getting started with rear
  3. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  4. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  5. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  6. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


The rear module install and configures the Relax and Recovery suite ( that provides an easy to use script to create backup and recovery images.


What rear affects

  • Install rear package
  • Setup basic rear cron job


ReaR minimal

class { 'rear':
  output_url => 'nfs://',
  backup_url => 'nfs://'

ReaR with backup schedule and SSH password

class { 'rear':
  output_url => 'nfs://',
  backup_url => 'nfs://'
  backup_schedule => 'weekly'
  ssh_root_password => 'HyperSecret01x!'


Here is the list of parameters used by this module.


Backup method that is used Default value is ISO


Backup target that is used for backup method Default value is 'nfs://'


Backup method that is used Default value is NETFS


Backup target that is used for backup method Default value is 'nfs://'


Backup frequency (daily, weekly or monthly) Default value is none


Password that could be used to log into the recover live image as root Default value is 'Recover!N0W'


This module has been built on and tested against Puppet 4.0 and higher.

The module has been tested on:

  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 6/7
  • Scientific Linux 6/7
  • CentOS Linux 6/7

Testing on other platforms has been light and cannot be guaranteed.


If you like to add or improve this module, feel free to fork the module and send me a merge request with the modification.