So I found a quirk, not sure if it's an actual bug. For incremental backups to work you have to use the NFS syntax (BACKUP_URL="nfs://<server>"). If you mount the share, and then write to the local mount it won't do incremental.
Well I figured it out in case anyone cares. The /etc/grub.conf wasn't being copied to the /boot/grub/grub.conf file. Not really sure why, but we have a password on grub so that might possibly be it. I didn't create this kickstart, so I'm not sure what post install junk is happening that might limit this also.
Why are there two NFS servers to start with? (Just curious)
They're only 20-24 drives each. About 50TB per server. All of the engineer's home folders are on them so one isn't enough.
At some point down the road we are going to implement a clustered storage but we just don't have the time right now because of time constraints for this project.
Gluster could be done in an hour. I have how tos posted for both NFS Home Automounting and Gluster 🙂
Ha yes anywhere else it would take no time at all. We have so much red tape to jump through it's ridiculous.
Start setting up and testing a Gluster Cluster (see what I did there?)... and maybe by the time you get it set up and tested, you'll be done playing jump rope with the red tape.
The other issue is the NFS servers we have right now are applicances (was done before I got here I've only been here less than a month). We can install certain things, but too much and we might lose "support."
We have to have these inspectors come in and approve stuff if any changes are made to this network. It's ridiculous.