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11<title>Trying</title>
12</articleinfo>
13
14<para></para>
15<informaltable><tgroup cols="3"><tbody>
16<row>
17<entry>
18Mondo Rescue and Mindi Linux HOWTO
19</entry>
20</row>
21<row>
22<entry>
23<ulink url="backup.html">Prev</ulink>
24</entry>
25<entry>
26Chapter 7. Backup
27</entry>
28<entry>
29<ulink url="backupcommands.html">Next</ulink>
30</entry>
31</row>
32</tbody></tgroup></informaltable>
33
34<sect1 id="BACKUPTRYIN"><title>7.1. Trying</title>
35<para>Mama does Mondo? Papa does Mondo? Is that a Dean Martin song?
36Well, anyway, here is how I backup my system:</para>
37<itemizedlist>
38<listitem>
39<para>Shut down all possible applications (this minimizes any
40compare differences following the backup)</para>
41</listitem>
42<listitem>
43<para>Type:</para>
44</listitem>
45</itemizedlist>
46<para></para>
47<informaltable><tgroup cols="1"><tbody>
48<row>
49<entry>
50
51bash# mondoarchive
52
53</entry>
54</row>
55</tbody></tgroup></informaltable>
56
57<para>For most users, that should be enough. :-) Mondoarchive will
58usually autodetect your hardware and configure it for you.</para>
59<para>If you are a power user (or you like to control every detail
60of how Mondo runs) then you may want to look at the command-line
61switches. For example:-</para>
62<para></para>
63<informaltable><tgroup cols="1"><tbody>
64<row>
65<entry>
66
67bash# mondoarchive -Ow4 -gF -I /home
68
69</entry>
70</row>
71</tbody></tgroup></informaltable>
72
73<para>Cdrecord will tell me where my CD recorder lives, in SCSI
74terms, which in my case is '0,0,0'. The call to mondoarchive tells
75Mondo that I want to backup everything to a 4x CD-RW drive that has
76a CD-RW disk in it. (Use -Oc instead of -Ow if you are using
77CD-R.)</para>
78<para>Please put the first CD-R(W) in the drive now. You will be
79prompted to insert CD #2 but you will not be prompted to insert the
80first disk. However, if you forget, do not worry: if Mondo fails to
81write the first (or any) disk, it will offer to retry, abort or
82fail.</para>
83<para>I run Mondo at the highest compression available ('-9) and
84then go to work. I then walk home at lunch (I live right by my
85workplace), change CD, eat lunch, and go back to work. When I get
86home, it has all been done.</para>
87<para>Your mileage may vary. Experiment. Find the speed/compression
88compromise that best suits your needs.</para>
89<para>If you are using cron then please use -F to make sure that
90Mondo does not prompt you to create bootable floppy disks. Cron
91does not handle user interaction well because it pipes stdin and
92stdout specially. Please consult cron's manual for more
93information. Jesse Keating has written a script for cron/Mondo
94users. It is available on the
95<ulink url="../../docs/docs.html">Documentation</ulink>
96page.</para>
97<para></para>
98<informaltable><tgroup cols="3"><tbody>
99<row>
100<entry>
101<ulink url="backup.html">Prev</ulink>
102</entry>
103<entry>
104<ulink url="index.html">Home</ulink>
105</entry>
106<entry>
107<ulink url="backupcommands.html">Next</ulink>
108</entry>
109</row>
110<row>
111<entry>
112Backup
113</entry>
114<entry>
115<ulink url="backup.html">Up</ulink>
116</entry>
117<entry>
118Backup Command and Options
119</entry>
120</row>
121</tbody></tgroup></informaltable>
122
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