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9<title>Backup</title>
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11
12<para></para>
13<informaltable><tgroup cols="3"><tbody>
14<row>
15<entry>
16Mondo Rescue and Mindi Linux HOWTO
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24Chapter 10. Troubleshooting/FAQ
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32<sect1 id="FAQBACKU"><title>10.6. Backup</title>
33<variablelist>
34<listitem>
35<para></para>
36</listitem></varlistentry>
37<varlistentry><term>Q: <para><link linkend="MMKM">Mondo says,
38'Cannot run mindi --makemountlist' and aborts. What do I
39do?</link></para></term>
40<varlistentry><term>Q: <para><ulink url="faqbackup.html#AEN748">Can
41Mondo burn CD as they are created?</ulink></para></term>
42<varlistentry><term>Q:
43<para><ulink url="faqbackup.html#AEN753">When I try to backup to
44CD, cdrecord/mkisofs returns an error. Nothing else appears to be
45wrong. What do I do?</ulink></para></term>
46<varlistentry><term>Q:
47<para><ulink url="faqbackup.html#AEN758">Mondo failed to burn my
48CD. It said something like, "Error CDB A1 01 02 53 ..." and so on.
49What does that mean?</ulink></para></term>
50<varlistentry><term>Q: <para><ulink url="faqbackup.html#AEN763">May
51I backup my system with one partition layout and restore with
52another?</ulink></para></term>
53<varlistentry><term>Q: <para><ulink url="faqbackup.html#AEN775">Why
54does Mondo need so much free disk space?</ulink></para></term>
55<varlistentry><term>Q:
56<para><ulink url="faqbackup.html#AEN780">Will Mondo backup
57partitions whose formats are not understood by Linux, such as
58NTFS?</ulink></para></term>
59<varlistentry><term>Q: <para><ulink url="faqbackup.html#AEN785">I
60am trying to do something clever, e.g. write my ISO's to an NFS
61mount, and I get some weird error messages. What do I
62do?</ulink></para></term>
63<varlistentry><term>Q: <para><ulink url="faqbackup.html#AEN790">Can
64Mondo backup to data files on another partition, e.g. an NFS
65mount?</ulink></para></term>
66<varlistentry><term>Q: <para><ulink url="faqbackup.html#AEN795">Can
67Mondo backup _to_ an NFS partition, i.e. backup over a network? How
68about restoring?</ulink></para></term>
69<varlistentry><term>Q:
70<para><ulink url="faqbackup.html#AEN801">Does Mondo handle System
71or Hidden attributes when archiving Dos/Win
72files?</ulink></para></term>
73<varlistentry><term>Q: <para><ulink url="faqbackup.html#AEN806">Why
74do you include IO.SYS and MSDOS.SYS in mondo-vfat, when they belong
75to Microsoft and are copyrighted?</ulink></para></term>
76<varlistentry><term><para id="MMKM"></para>Q: Mondo says, 'Cannot
77run mindi --makemountlist' and aborts. What do I do?</term>
78<varlistentry><term>A: Look at /var/log/mindi.log and see what it
79says. Also, try typing 'mindi --makemountlist /tmp/mountlist.txt'
80to see what Mindi says. Compress the log and send it to the mailing
81list if you get stuck.</term>
82</variablelist>
83<para><anchor id="AEN748"/>Q: Can Mondo burn CD as they are
84created?</para>
85<para>A: Yes. Use the '-Oc &lt;speed&gt;' switch. Use a negative
86number for a dummy burn.</para>
87<para><anchor id="AEN753"/>Q: When I try to backup to CD,
88cdrecord/mkisofs returns an error. Nothing else appears to be
89wrong. What do I do?</para>
90<para>A: Upgrade cdrecord and mkisofs.</para>
91<para><anchor id="AEN758"/>Q: Mondo failed to burn my CD. It said
92something like, "Error CDB A1 01 02 53 ..." and so on. What does
93that mean?</para>
94<para>A: Cdrecord reported some serious errors while trying to burn
95your CD. Check your CD burner, your CD-R and your kernel.</para>
96<para><anchor id="AEN763"/>Q: May I backup my system with one
97partition layout and restore with another?</para>
98<para>A: Yes. Boot in Interactive Mode and edit the mountlist using
99the snazzy new mountlist editor. Mondo can now edit your RAID
100partitions for you. Just open /dev/md0 (or whatever) and select
101"RAID.." to start. Or, to add a RAID device:</para>
102<itemizedlist>
103<listitem>
104<para>Add two or more partitions, of type and mountpoint
105'raid'</para>
106</listitem>
107<listitem>
108<para>Add device '/dev/md0' and click OK</para>
109</listitem>
110<listitem>
111<para>Follow the prompts and your own common-sense :)</para>
112</listitem>
113</itemizedlist>
114<para><anchor id="AEN775"/>Q: Why does Mondo need so much free disk
115space?</para>
116<para>A: Because I'm a bitter, twisted man who lives to torment
117you. Mwahahahaha! :-) Mondo has to work around the inadequacies of
118mkisofs, cdrecord and your own Linux distribution; in return, it
119asks for a lot of free disk space.</para>
120<para><anchor id="AEN780"/>Q: Will Mondo backup partitions whose
121formats are not understood by Linux, such as NTFS?</para>
122<para>A: Yes. Use '-x &lt;device&gt;'. (You can have more than one
123device.)</para>
124<para><anchor id="AEN785"/>Q: I am trying to do something clever,
125e.g. write my ISO's to an NFS mount, and I get some weird error
126messages. What do I do?</para>
127<para>A: Well, (a) use '-T /tmp' or '-T /home' or something in your
128call to Mondo. Oh, and (b) send me /var/log/mondo-archive.log,
129please :-)</para>
130<para><anchor id="AEN790"/>Q: Can Mondo backup to data files on
131another partition, e.g. an NFS mount?</para>
132<para>A: Yes. Just backup as usual but add '-d /mnt/nfs' or
133wherever your partition is mounted; don't use '-Oc' or '-Ot' at
134all; just '-Oi -d /root'. Then, after booting from the floppies
135which Mondo generates, you need to type 'ISO' at the
136console.</para>
137<para><anchor id="AEN795"/>Q: Can Mondo backup _to_ an NFS
138partition, i.e. backup over a network? How about restoring?</para>
139<para>A: Yes. Use '-On &lt;mount&gt; &lt;directory&gt;'. On my
140system, I use:</para>
141<para></para>
142<informaltable><tgroup cols="1"><tbody>
143<row>
144<entry>
145
146bash# mondoarchive -On 192.168.1.3:/home/nfs
147
148</entry>
149</row>
150</tbody></tgroup></informaltable>
151
152<para><anchor id="AEN801"/>Q: Does Mondo handle System or Hidden
153attributes when archiving Dos/Win files?</para>
154<para>A: No. It probably never will, either. Sorry.</para>
155<para><anchor id="AEN806"/>Q: Why do you include IO.SYS and
156MSDOS.SYS in mondo-vfat, when they belong to Microsoft and are
157copyrighted?</para>
158<para>A: Well, I used to, but I don't anymore. However, if you do
159have a Windows partition, you can still use 'format-and-kludge-vfat
160&lt;DEVICE&gt;/' to format and make bootable a VFAT partition.
161AFAIK, I am the only person to write a Linux equivalent of the DOS
162"SYS" command.</para>
163<para></para>
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165<row>
166<entry>
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170<ulink url="index.html">Home</ulink>
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173<ulink url="faqcompare.html">Next</ulink>
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178Hardware Related
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