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8<title>Restore</title>
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10
11<para></para>
12<informaltable><tgroup cols="3"><tbody>
13<row>
14<entry>
15Mondo Rescue and Mindi Linux HOWTO
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17</row>
18<row>
19<entry>
20<ulink url="faqcompare.html">Prev</ulink>
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22<entry>
23Chapter 10. Troubleshooting/FAQ
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31<sect1 id="FAQRESTOR"><title>10.8. Restore</title>
32<variablelist>
33<listitem>
34<para></para>
35</listitem></varlistentry>
36<varlistentry><term>Q:
37<para><ulink url="faqrestore.html#AEN822">Can Mondo help me
38move/resize/re-allocate my partitions?</ulink></para></term>
39<varlistentry><term>Q: <para><ulink url="faqrestore.html#AEN827">My
40zip drive is a SCSI drive. When I restore, Mondo craps out, saying
41it can't mount the drive (because there is no disk in it). What do
42I do?</ulink></para></term>
43<varlistentry><term>Q: <para><ulink url="faqrestore.html#AEN832">I
44received a message like, 'Fileset NNN failed' during restore. What
45does it mean.</ulink></para></term>
46<varlistentry><term>Q:
47<para><ulink url="faqrestore.html#AEN837">Why does my ext3
48partition have less space free than when I backed it
49up?</ulink></para></term>
50<varlistentry><term>Q: <para><link linkend="SEGF">When I restore
51after booting from the CD/floppies, I sometimes get errors like,
52"Running out of memory" or "Segmentation fault". What is going
53on?</link></para></term>
54<varlistentry><term>Q: <para><link linkend="LVM">I can't
55nuke-restore my LVM or RAID or LVM-on-RAID setup. I have to do it
56manually. What now?</link></para></term>
57</variablelist>
58<para><anchor id="AEN822"/>Q: Can Mondo help me
59move/resize/re-allocate my partitions?</para>
60<para>A: Yes. Just backup your system in Interactive Mode using
61Mondo. Edit the mountlist when prompted.</para>
62<para><anchor id="AEN827"/>Q: My zip drive is a SCSI drive. When I
63restore, Mondo craps out, saying it can't mount the drive (because
64there is no disk in it). What do I do?</para>
65<para>A: Restore in Interactive Mode. Delete the SCSI drive from
66the mountlist before you restore. Then Mondo won't try to partition
67or format it. Next time you backup, use -E /dev/sdd (or whatever
68your zip drive is). The /dev entry will be excluded from the
69mountlist but not from the filelist. So, when you restore, you
70won't accidentally reformat your zip disk. However, after
71restoring, you will find that /dev/sdd (the _file_) will still be
72present in your /dev directory. Cool, eh?</para>
73<para><anchor id="AEN832"/>Q: I received a message like, 'Fileset
74NNN failed' during restore. What does it mean.</para>
75<para>A: It usually means either you had a very large (&gt;2GB)
76file which was not archived owing to a flaw in your distro or your
77filesystem has changed in relation to the backup.</para>
78<para><anchor id="AEN837"/>Q: Why does my ext3 partition have less
79space free than when I backed it up?</para>
80<para>A: Mondo creates a 10MB journal file area. Your journal was
81probably smaller than that, hence the difference.</para>
82<variablelist>
83<listitem>
84<para></para>
85</listitem></varlistentry>
86<varlistentry><term><para id="SEGF"></para>Q: When I restore after
87booting from the CD/floppies, I sometimes get errors like, "Running
88out of memory" or "Segmentation fault". What is going on?</term>
89<varlistentry><term>A: It sounds as if you are running out of disk
90space, probably ram disk space. Type 'df -m' to see which
91partitions are running low on space. Please send as much
92information as you can to the mailing list. This problem is
93believed to have been fixed in 1.63 and 1.71.</term>
94</variablelist>
95<para><anchor id="LVM"/>Q: I can't nuke-restore my LVM or RAID or
96LVM-on-RAID setup. I have to do it manually. What now?</para>
97<para>A: You said it yourself. You have to do it manually. :) Sorry
98but that's about it. At least you have all the tools to do it. I
99assume you know how. If you don't, look at i-want-my-lvm (a script
100on the ramdisk) if you're using LVM. It should give you a few
101clues. RAID is harder but in general Mondo's RAID support is good.
102After you've prepped and formatted your drives, run mondorestore
103again but say 'no' when asked if you want Mondo to prep or format
104your drives.</para>
105<para></para>
106<informaltable><tgroup cols="3"><tbody>
107<row>
108<entry>
109<ulink url="faqcompare.html">Prev</ulink>
110</entry>
111<entry>
112<ulink url="index.html">Home</ulink>
113</entry>
114<entry>
115<ulink url="faqhugo.html">Next</ulink>
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117</row>
118<row>
119<entry>
120Compare
121</entry>
122<entry>
123<ulink url="faq.html">Up</ulink>
124</entry>
125<entry>
126Hugo
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