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STRM and JSA Virtual Installations have no recovery partitions



Article ID: KB30389 KB Last Updated: 30 Sep 2015Version: 1.0

On a virtual STRM installation, there is no recovery partition configured in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab. This is expected behavior, as VM installations do not have a recovery partition.


Some STRM/JSA KB articles refer to a recovery partition for reinstalling the software, but for virtual JSA or STRM installations, you will not see this recovery partition.

[root@strm tmp]# cat /etc/fstab

# /etc/fstab
# Created by ******** on Thu Apr 23 17:51:35 2015
# Accessible filesystems, by reference, are maintained under '/dev/disk'
# See man pages fstab(5), findfs(8), mount(8) and/or blkid(8) for more info
UUID=c254aa7d-6023-4a3b-a17c-d6b74fe82522 / ext4 defaults,noatime,nobarrier 1 1
UUID=7aeee71e-b088-4675-a535-1b3e67f965ab /boot ext4 defaults,noatime,nobarrier 1 2
UUID=ab04dfba-4979-43cc-9ab3-9fb95f102a6c /store ext4 defaults,noatime,nobarrier 1 2
UUID=120094e2-a642-4957-bfbd-39af3c4c1abf /store/tmp ext4 defaults,noatime,nobarrier 1 2
UUID=a62cb460-ec63-4eea-aa6b-8e90f31370c5 /var/log ext4 defaults,noatime,nobarrier 1 2
UUID=b77058e5-aa81-4f8d-974b-ce546580e01c swap swap defaults 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0

[root@strm tmp]# cat /etc/mtab
/dev/sda2 / ext4 rw,noatime,nobarrier 0 0
proc /proc proc rw 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs rw 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,gid=5,mode=620 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs rw 0 0
/dev/sda1 /boot ext4 rw,noatime,nobarrier 0 0
/dev/sda7 /store ext4 rw,noatime,nobarrier 0 0
/dev/sda5 /store/tmp ext4 rw,noatime,nobarrier 0 0
/dev/sda3 /var/log ext4 rw,noatime,nobarrier 0 0
none /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc binfmt_misc rw 0 0
sunrpc /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs rpc_pipefs rw 0 0
[root@strm tmp]#



This is working by design. It was never intended for VM installations to have a recovery partition.  The alternative to using a recovery partition is to build a new VM.

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