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11<title>Compare</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="backupcommands.html">Prev</ulink>
24</entry>
25<entry></entry>
26<entry>
27<ulink url="restore.html">Next</ulink>
28</entry>
29</row>
30</tbody></tgroup></informaltable>
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32<sect1 id="COMPAR"><title>Chapter 8. Compare</title>
33<para>Before you trust your backup CD, make sure your BIOS can boot
34CD (and that it is configured to do so).</para>
35<itemizedlist>
36<listitem>
37<para>Boot from the first CD.</para>
38</listitem>
39<listitem>
40<para>Type:</para>
41</listitem>
42</itemizedlist>
43<para></para>
44<informaltable><tgroup cols="1"><tbody>
45<row>
46<entry>
47
48bash# compare
49
50</entry>
51</row>
52</tbody></tgroup></informaltable>
53
54<para>Follow the on-screen instructions. This will compare your
55backup against your original file system.</para>
56<para>FYI, no bad archives have been created since May 2000. Having
57said that, I would still encourage you to run Compare before
58trusting the backups.</para>
59<para>To view the file differences, look at the file
60'/tmp/changed.txt'. Normal differences include logs and other
61dynamic system files that changed during the time of the backup
62process. If only a few files differ - e.g. files in /var, files
63ending in '&amp;#732;', logs, temporary files, /etc/mtab,
64/etc/adjtimex - then you know the archives are good. Your logs will
65change over time, too. Bear in mind that a difference between the
66backup and the live copy does not&nbsp;indicate a flaw in Mondo. It
67indicates that you or your filesystem changed the files, so the
68backup is no longer 100% up to date. However, that is inevitable,
69as your filesystem changes from moment to moment (which is why you
70back it up regularly).</para>
71<para></para>
72<para></para>
73<informaltable><tgroup cols="3"><tbody>
74<row>
75<entry>
76<ulink url="backupcommands.html">Prev</ulink>
77</entry>
78<entry>
79<ulink url="index.html">Home</ulink>
80</entry>
81<entry>
82<ulink url="restore.html">Next</ulink>
83</entry>
84</row>
85<row>
86<entry>
87Backup Command and Options
88</entry>
89<entry>
90&nbsp;
91</entry>
92<entry>
93Restore
94</entry>
95</row>
96</tbody></tgroup></informaltable>
97
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