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10<title>Mondo Rescue</title>
11</articleinfo>
12
13<para></para>
14<informaltable><tgroup cols="3"><tbody>
15<row>
16<entry>
17Mondo Rescue and Mindi Linux HOWTO
18</entry>
19</row>
20<row>
21<entry>
22<ulink url="overview.html">Prev</ulink>
23</entry>
24<entry>
25Chapter 3. Overview
26</entry>
27<entry>
28<ulink url="mindilinux.html">Next</ulink>
29</entry>
30</row>
31</tbody></tgroup></informaltable>
32
33<sect1 id="MONDORESCU"><title>3.1. Mondo Rescue</title>
34<para>Mondo Rescue backs up your file system to CD, tape, NFS
35(archives stored remotely) or ISO's (archives stored locally).
36Mondo uses afio as the backup engine; afio is a well-respected
37replacement for tar. In the event of catastrophic data loss, you
38may restore some or all of your system, even if your hard drives
39are now blank. Mondo Rescue can do a lot of other cool
40things:</para>
41<itemizedlist>
42<listitem>
43<para>You can use Mondo to clone an installation of Linux. Just
44backup the crucial stuff and exclude /home, /var/log, etc.</para>
45</listitem>
46<listitem>
47<para>You can backup a non-RAID file system and restore it as RAID
48including the root partition (if your kernel supports that).</para>
49</listitem>
50<listitem>
51<para>You can backup a system running on one format and restore as
52another format.</para>
53</listitem>
54<listitem>
55<para>You can restructure your partitions, e.g. shrink/enlarge,
56reassign devices, add hard drives, etc, before you partition and
57format your drives. Mondo will restore your data and amend
58/etc/lilo.conf and /etc/fstab accordingly.</para>
59</listitem>
60<listitem>
61<para>You can backup Linux/Windows systems, including the boot
62sectors. Mondo will make everything right at restore-time.
63(However, do run "Scandisk" when you first boot into Windows, just
64in case.)</para>
65</listitem>
66<listitem>
67<para>You can use your Mondo backup CD to verify the integrity of
68your computer.</para>
69</listitem>
70</itemizedlist>
71<para>Mondo's principal virtue is that it protects you from the
72problems that can arise when you reinstall completely from scratch.
73If you want to wipe and restore your system every year just as a
74matter of 'good practice', Mondo is not for you. However, if you
75want to get up and running again in a hurry after someone breaks
76into your computer and wipes it (or if you accidentally wipe it
77yourself) then Mondo is definitely for you. It will permit you to
78roll back to a known-good installation in a very short period of
79time, sometimes as little as twenty minutes. Even if you backup
80large amounts of data to tape daily and do not want to add yet
81another backup regime, please consider backing up the core
82filesystem (i.e. everything but the directories containing your
83huge database and your prizewinning novel) every month or so, just
84in case. You will be glad you did.</para>
85<para>What is Mondo not?</para>
86<para>Mondo is not an everyday backup program. It is not designed
87to replace tar, afio, kbackup, etc. Mondo is designed to make it
88possible to recover from scratch if necessary. Tar and afio offer a
89quick, convenient way to backup small sets of files, sometimes to
90removable media.</para>
91<para></para>
92<para></para>
93<informaltable><tgroup cols="3"><tbody>
94<row>
95<entry>
96<ulink url="overview.html">Prev</ulink>
97</entry>
98<entry>
99<ulink url="index.html">Home</ulink>
100</entry>
101<entry>
102<ulink url="mindilinux.html">Next</ulink>
103</entry>
104</row>
105<row>
106<entry>
107Overview
108</entry>
109<entry>
110<ulink url="overview.html">Up</ulink>
111</entry>
112<entry>
113Mindi Linux
114</entry>
115</row>
116</tbody></tgroup></informaltable>
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