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1Introduction
2============
3
4MondoRescue is the premier GPL disaster recovery suite for Linux/FreeBSD.
5
6This is the Mondo part of MondoRescue. Mondo comprises the mondoarchive and
7mondorescue tools that carry out the actual backups and and restores. The part
8of MondoReccue responsible for creating boot media is called Mindi and
9available in a separate package.
10
11MondoRescue is reliable. It backs up your server or workstation to tape, CD-R,
12CD-RW, DVD, NFS or hard disk partition. In the event of catastrophic data loss,
13you will be able to restore all of your data [or as much as you want], from
14bare metal if necessary. MondoRescue is in use by numerous blue-chip
15enterprises and large organizations, dozens of smaller companies, and tens of
16thousands of users.
17
18MondoRescue is comprehensive. MondoRescue supports LVM, RAID, ext2, ext3, ext4,
19JFS, XFS, ReiserFS, VFAT, and can support additional file systems easily. It
20supports adjustments in disk geometry, including migration from non-RAID to
21RAID. MondoRescue runs on all major Linux distributions and FreeBSD and is
22getting better all the time. You may even use it to backup non-Linux
23partitions, such as NTFS.
24
25
26Installation
27============
28
29You can get the latest packages from
30ftp://ftp.mondorescue.org
31
32Please see file 'INSTALL' for instructions about how to build and install
33Mondo. Note that your distribution may already contain MondoRescue, so all you
34may have to do is install the mondo package and you are all set.
35
36
37Documentation
38=============
39
40Various documentation is available on the MondoRescue website at
41http://www.mondorescue.org/docs/docs.html. This documentation may also be
42available locally under /usr/share/doc/mondo-<version> or similar (or under
43/usr/local).
44
45Further to that, there are manpages for mondoarchive(8) and mondorestore(8).
46
47
48Support
49=======
50
51Apart from the above-mentioned documentation, there is a Wiki with growing
52contents at the following URL: http://trac.mondorescue.org
53
54Also, there is a mailing list mondo-devel@lists.sourceforge.net. Please go to
55https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/mondo-devel for further
56information and the opportunity to subscribe to or unsubscribe from the list.
57
58License
59=======
60
61This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
62it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
63the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
64(at your option) any later version.
65
66This license was given to MondoRescue by the original author Hugo Rabson, and is
67continued by its current maintainer Bruno Cornec.
68
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