Why not make a bootable USB stick and write backup to it as well? See http://relax-and-recover.org/documentation/usecases
After struggling with this need and the problem, I Asked it on the rear/rear#2530, and the answer as in the below:
it will generate 1 bootable iso in
OUTPUT=ISO OUTPUT_URL=null BACKUP=NETFS BACKUP_URL="iso:///backup"
And you can install it where ever you want. Please read the issue carefully.
In my experience, if the automatic restore failed, you should manually restore it as the
rear video says:
command to restore:
Hi, I'd like to use an USB drive to store backup.tar.gz, but when I tried to mount the USB drive for restore, the rescue OS complains that ntfs filesystem unknown. What is the best way to add ntfs modules to the rescue ISO?
Add MODULES=( 'all_modules' ) to the /etc/rear/local.conf file
thanks @gdha , is there a trick to get the rescue iso bootable after adding the MODULES line? I have upgraded rear to 2.6 but the rescue would hang after selecting Recover from the menu
@sway-vmware Try first to get a prompt from the rescue medium after booting. From the command line you can also start a recover easely.