"Relax and Recover (abbreviated ReaR) is a highly modular disaster recovery framework for GNU/Linux based systems, but can be easily extended to other UNIX alike systems. The disaster recovery information (and maybe the backups) can be stored on the network, USB devices and DVD/CD-R. The result is bootable rescue system that can be booted via PXE, DVD/CD and USB media.

The rear project is a spin-off of two existing projects:

* OpenVPN Gateway Builder (OGB) of Schlomo Schapiro, and
* Make CD-ROM Recovery (mkCDrec) of Gratien D'haese

We had the idea to take the best of both worlds. The modular concept of OGB and the disaster recovery part of mkCDrec. We are proud that we were able to release rear v1.0 with a few weeks of coding. That was only possible due to strict modular design and seperating duties within the design and coding.

We can only hope that we can/may inspire other developers to jump on our disaster recovery project and help us to improve and deliver new plug-ins.

Now, one and a half years later, we are proud to release rear 1.6 amongst the knowledge that Relax & Recover is used by a growing community of end-users and contributors.

Purpose and Key Features

* Focus on Disaster Recovery, not backup
* Modular concept easy to extend with new features
* For Linux and other Unix-like operations systems
* No external dependancies - use only standard software supplied with the distribution
* Linux: kernel > 2.6 supported (no kernel 2.2/2.4 support !)
* User friendly - minimal output, use log file for error messages and details
* Designed with enterprise environments and security issues in mind

The aim is to make rear as least demanding as possible, it will require only the applications neccessary to fulfill the job rear is configured for. All other applications will be copied to the rescue system if they are present.


rear is licensed under the GNU General Public License"