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28       Chapter 7. Backup</TD>
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38   <A NAME="BACKUPTRYING"></A>7.1. Trying</H1>
39  <P ALIGN=LEFT>
40   Mama does Mondo? Papa does Mondo? Is that a Dean Martin song? Well,
41   anyway, here is how I backup my system:</P>
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45    Shut down all possible applications (this minimizes any compare
46    differences following the backup)</P>
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49    Type:</P>
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56        CLASS="PROGRAMLISTING"><FONT
57        COLOR="BLACK">bash# mondoarchive</FONT></TD></TR>
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60  <P ALIGN=LEFT>
61   For most users, that should be enough. :-) Mondoarchive will usually
62   autodetect your hardware and configure it for you.</P>
63  <P ALIGN=LEFT>
64   If you are a power user (or you like to control every detail of how
65   Mondo runs) then you may want to look at the command-line switches.
66   For example:-</P>
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73        COLOR="BLACK">bash# mondoarchive -Ow4 -gF -I /home</FONT></TD></TR>
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77   Cdrecord will tell me where my CD recorder lives, in SCSI terms,
78   which in my case is '0,0,0'. The call to mondoarchive tells Mondo
79   that I want to backup everything to a 4x CD-RW drive that has a CD-RW
80   disk in it. (Use -Oc instead of -Ow if you are using CD-R.)</P>
81  <P ALIGN=LEFT>
82   Please put the first CD-R(W) in the drive now. You will be prompted
83   to insert CD #2 but you will not be prompted to insert the first
84   disk. However, if you forget, do not worry: if Mondo fails to write
85   the first (or any) disk, it will offer to retry, abort or fail.</P>
86  <P ALIGN=LEFT>
87   I run Mondo at the highest compression available ('-9) and then go to
88   work. I then walk home at lunch (I live right by my workplace),
89   change CD, eat lunch, and go back to work. When I get home, it has
90   all been done.</P>
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92   Your mileage may vary. Experiment. Find the speed/compression
93   compromise that best suits your needs.</P>
94  <P ALIGN=LEFT>
95   If you are using <B>cron</B> then please use -F to make sure that
96   Mondo does not prompt you to create bootable floppy disks. <B>Cron</B> 
97   does not handle user interaction well because it pipes stdin and
98   stdout specially. Please consult <B>cron</B>'s manual for more
99   information. Jesse Keating has written a script for <B>cron</B>/Mondo
100   users. It is available on the <A HREF="../../docs/docs.html">Documentation</A> page.</P>
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119       Backup</TD>
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125       Backup Command and Options</TD>
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