DRLM Version 2.4.0 (December 2021) – Release Notes

  • Multiple configuration supported
  • Incremental backups supported
  • ISO recover image supported
  • PowerPC architecture supported
  • ReaR mkbackuponly and ReaR restoreonly supported
  • Configurable DRLM parameters for each client or backup
  • Added drlm-api systemd service
  • HTTPS GUI base to add future functionalities
  • Security token added for comunitacions between DRLM server and client
  • Improved and simplified client configurations
  • Loop devices are replaced by NBD (network block devices)
  • DR file format was changed from RAW to QCOW2
  • Improved instclient configuration workflow
  • List Unscheduled clients bug fixed
  • Removed unsupported SysVinit service management
  • SSH_PORT variable independent of SSH_OPTS
  • RSYNC protocol supported
  • Improved DRLM installation
  • Added drlm-tftpd systemd service
  • Added drlm-rsyncd systemd service
  • Addnetwork, modnetwork and addclient simplified
  • Addnetwork is done automatically when you run addclient
  • DHCP server is managed automatically
  • Improved logs management
  • Debian 11 Support on install client workflow
  • Rocky Linux 8 server and client support
  • NRDP Nagios support
  • New write and full write mode in bkpmgr workflow
  • Configurable backup status after runbackup (enabled, disabled, write or full-write mode)
  • Information improvements and new one client mode in drlm-stord
  • Encrypted backup files


DRLM Version 2.3.2 (December 2020) – Release Notes

  • Fixed make clean leave drlm-api binary in place (issue #130)
  • Fixed message errors during drlm version upgrade (issue #131, #132)
  • Fixed NFS_OPTS variable is not honored (issue #138)
  • RedHat/CenOS 8 support
  • Ubuntu 20.04 support


DRLM Version 2.3.1 (July 2019) – Release Notes

  • Fixed DRLM user group permissions (issue #118).
  • Fixed copy_ssh_id function with the -u parameter (issue #119).
  • Listbackup in pretty mode without OS version / ReaR version works now (issue #120).
  • Updated the default configuration.


DRLM Version 2.3.0 (June 2019) – Release Notes

  • Golang DRLM API replacing Apache2 and CGI-BIN.
  • Listbackup command now shows size and duration of backup.
  • Improved database version control.
  • dpkg purge section added.
  • Improved disable_nfs_fs function.
  • Added “-C” on install workflow to allow configuration of the client without install dependencies.
  • Added “-I” in the import backup workflow to allow importing a backup from within the same DRLM server.
  • Added “-U” on list clients to list the clients that have no scheduled jobs.
  • Added a column on list clients that shows if a client has scheduled jobs.
  • Added “-p” on list backups workflow to mark the backups that might have failed with colors.
  • Added “-C” on addclient workflow to allow the configuration of the client without installing the dependencies.
  • Debian 10 Support on install client workflow.
  • Added ReaR 2.5 support on Debian 10, Debian 9, Debian 8, Ubuntu 18, Ubuntu 16, Ubuntu 14, Centos 6 and Centos 7.
  • Added OS version and ReaR version in listclient.
  • Added “-p” on list clients workflow to mark client status (up/down).
  • Installclient workflow install ReaR packages from default.conf by default. Is possible to force to install ReaR from repositories with -r/–repo parameter (issue #114).


DRLM Hotfix 2.2.1 Available

DRLM Version 2.2.1 (October 2018) – Release Notes

  * Updated ssh_install_rear_xxx funcitons (issue #62).
  * Ubuntu 18.04 support (issue #81).
  * Fixed Mac address change not reflected on PXE (issue #65).
  * Solve certificate deployment to clients (issue #66).
  * Improve sched log cleanups (issue #67).
  * Improve addclient and addnetwork database ID allocation (issue #69).
  * New variable SSH_PORT has been created on default.conf to allow user to choose the ssh port (issue #70)
  * Improve security on HTTP server getting the client config (issue #76).
  * Delete client related jobs in delclient workflow (issue #82).
  * Updated timeout for drlm-stord.service (issue #74).
  * Modnetwork server ip now modify client.cfg files (issue #77).
  * In modnetwork if netmask is not specified is taken database saved netmask.
  * In addnetwork if network IP is not specified will be calculated (issue #84).
  * Problem with PXE folder file parsing fixed (issue #86).
  * Automatically remove DR files after failed backup (issue #90).

You can take a look at the full history on release notes at:

DRLM 2.2.0 Available

Hi, we launched DRLM 2.2.0

We added Real Time client ReaR log in DRLM server and bash_completion feature. Compatibility with Debian 9 added, among other improvements.

DRLM Version 2.2.0 – Release Notes

  • “Make deb” improved deleting residual files.
  • NEW Real time client ReaR log in DRLM server.
  • NEW bash_completion feature added to facilitate the use.
  • It is possible to perform a “rear recover” without the parameters DRLM_SERVER, REST_OPTS and ID.
  • listbackup, listclient and listnetwork with “-A” parameter by default.
  • SSH_OPTS variable created in default.conf for remove hardcoded ssh options.
  • Debian 9 compatibility added.
  • Improved client configuration template.
  • Improved treatment of deleted client backups
  • Improved/extened DRLM RESTful API (better error handling and control with clients)


You can take a look at the full history on release notes at Github

DRLM certified software for SLES

At BrainUpdaters, we are proud to announce that DRLM has been certified for SLES.

DRLM is supported for SLES12 since its version 2.1 and we offer enterprise class support for DRLM on SLES12.

Each version of DRLM is built, installed and tested on all SLES supported versions before releasing it as stable version.

Now we made a step forward certifying our software with SUSE.

DRLM is listed in the official SUSE product catalog.


DRLM certified software for RHEL

At BrainUpdaters, we are proud to announce that DRLM has been certified for RHEL.

DRLM is supported for RHEL5, RHEL6 and RHEL7 since its first version and we offer enterprise class support for DRLM on RHEL.

Each version of DRLM is built, installed and tested on all RHEL supported versions before releasing it as stable version.

Now we made a step forward certifying our software with RedHat.

DRLM is listed in the official RHEL product catalog.

FOSDEM 2017: The success of the Backup and Disaster Recovery Devroom

This year we co-organized the FOSDEM’17 Backup & Disaster Recovery Developer Room together with ReaR and BareOS projects.

Last year we attended FOSDEM’16 with a booth in the K building and this year we expected to have a booth again, shared with ReaR project, but it wasn’t accepted. We guess that having a Devroom was the point for the organization to give the chance to another project to be present with a booth. 

All DRLM team attended FOSDEM’17. On Friday morning we were leaving from Barcelona Airport and landed in Brussels around 15:00 P.M.

Still on Friday, in the evening, we were making the last adjustments to the DRLM Workshop before uploading the slides to the FOSDEM website, and after that, we didn’t miss the FOSDEM’17 Welcome Party held at the Delirium Café!

We were surprised that some people  were wearing DRLM project T-Shirts from last year! This was amazing for us! We enjoyed a few beers and met some friends there, but got back to the apartment soon because our Devroom schedule was on Saturday and we had to be at ULB Campus early to prepare the Devroom together with ReaR and BareOS guys.

On Saturday, at 9:30 A.M. we were at AW.121 room in ULB Campus to prepare all the stuff for the Workshop. It was a pleasure for us to co-organize the Devroom, being able to explain our project to the Open Source community and our first talk at FOSDEM exceeded our expectations.

 First talk was the DRLM Workshop, that gave us the opportunity to explain the project and to show how DRLM works to all people present in the room or those that were following the talk over the streaming platform. 


During the whole Saturday we were at the Devroom attending the other very interesting talks about ReaR, BareOS, … without time to lunch until 16:00 P.M. At that time we were really hungry and left the room 30 minutes to eat something in the food trucks area and came back to the Devroom with enough energy to be present at the closure talk regarding future ideas for ReaR, DRLM and BareOS.
It was pretty interesting and gave us the opportunity to explain our future ideas for DRLM and ReaR in order to go forward with a better integration on both projects. We received some interesting questions from the audience. Some of them in fact turned intonew points in the project todo-list! This kind of feedback becomes very important for the future of any project.



At the end of the talk all the organizers agreed that the Devroom must be repeated next year and all of us will be at FOSDEM’18 again. We were so tired and just came back to the apartment and went out for dinner, more relaxed and with the feel that the Devroom was a success.


On Sunday we had time to attend some talks and walk around the Stand areas, as last year was impossible because we were at the booth all the weekend. 

Finally we want to say thanks to the organization and the hundreds of volunteers, for their efforts to make possible the FOSDEM’17. Again, they held the largest concentration of Free Software communities in Europe, free and open access for all people. A greeting to all the friends we made, and those who shared a beer with us.


The DRLM workshop at FOSDEM17 Backup and Disaster Recovery Devroom

You will have the opportunity to go deeper into the DRLM (Disaster Recovery Linux Manager) tool and know more about the project history, features, news and a complete workshop on DR management with ReaR and DRLM.

You can download the instructions of the the workshop tutorial from the link below.


So you can get prepared!
Ready to recover?