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38   <A NAME="FAQBACKUP"></A>10.6. Backup</H1>
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40   <P ALIGN=LEFT>
41    <DT CLASS="mvd-P">Q: <A HREF="#MMKM">Mondo says, 'Cannot run mindi
42    --makemountlist' and aborts. What do I do?</A><BR>
43    <DT CLASS="mvd-P">Q: <A HREF="faqbackup.html#AEN748">Can Mondo burn
44    CD as they are created?</A><BR>
45    <DT CLASS="mvd-P">Q: <A HREF="faqbackup.html#AEN753">When I try to
46    backup to CD, cdrecord/mkisofs returns an error. Nothing else appears
47    to be wrong. What do I do?</A><BR>
48    <DT CLASS="mvd-P">Q: <A HREF="faqbackup.html#AEN758">Mondo failed to
49    burn my CD. It said something like, &quot;Error CDB A1 01 02 53
50    ...&quot; and so on. What does that mean?</A><BR>
51    <DT CLASS="mvd-P">Q: <A HREF="faqbackup.html#AEN763">May I backup my
52    system with one partition layout and restore with another?</A><BR>
53    <DT CLASS="mvd-P">Q: <A HREF="faqbackup.html#AEN775">Why does Mondo
54    need so much free disk space?</A><BR>
55    <DT CLASS="mvd-P">Q: <A HREF="faqbackup.html#AEN780">Will Mondo
56    backup partitions whose formats are not understood by Linux, such as NTFS?</A><BR>
57    <DT CLASS="mvd-P">Q: <A HREF="faqbackup.html#AEN785">I am trying to
58    do something clever, e.g. write my ISO's to an NFS mount, and I get
59    some weird error messages. What do I do?</A><BR>
60    <DT CLASS="mvd-P">Q: <A HREF="faqbackup.html#AEN790">Can Mondo backup
61    to data files on another partition, e.g. an NFS mount?</A><BR>
62    <DT CLASS="mvd-P">Q: <A HREF="faqbackup.html#AEN795">Can Mondo backup
63    _to_ an NFS partition, i.e. backup over a network? How about restoring?</A><BR>
64    <DT CLASS="mvd-P">Q: <A HREF="faqbackup.html#AEN801">Does Mondo
65    handle System or Hidden attributes when archiving Dos/Win files?</A><BR>
66    <DT CLASS="mvd-P">Q: <A HREF="faqbackup.html#AEN806">Why do you
67    include IO.SYS and MSDOS.SYS in mondo-vfat, when they belong to
68    Microsoft and are copyrighted?</A></P>
69   <P ALIGN=LEFT>
70    <DT CLASS="mvd-P"><B><A NAME="MMKM"></A>Q:</B> Mondo says, 'Cannot
71    run mindi --makemountlist' and aborts. What do I do?</P>
72   <P ALIGN=LEFT>
73    <DT CLASS="mvd-P"><B>A:</B> Look at /var/log/mindi.log and see what
74    it says. Also, try typing 'mindi --makemountlist /tmp/mountlist.txt'
75    to see what Mindi says. Compress the log and send it to the mailing
76    list if you get stuck.</P>
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79   <A NAME="AEN748"></A><B>Q: </B>Can Mondo burn CD as they are created?</P>
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81   <B>A: </B>Yes. Use the '-Oc &lt;speed&gt;' switch. Use a negative
82   number for a dummy burn.</P>
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84   <A NAME="AEN753"></A><B>Q: </B>When I try to backup to CD,
85   cdrecord/mkisofs returns an error. Nothing else appears to be wrong.
86   What do I do?</P>
87  <P ALIGN=LEFT>
88   <B>A: </B>Upgrade cdrecord and mkisofs.</P>
89  <P ALIGN=LEFT>
90   <A NAME="AEN758"></A><B>Q: </B>Mondo failed to burn my CD. It said
91   something like, &quot;Error CDB A1 01 02 53 ...&quot; and so on. What
92   does that mean?</P>
93  <P ALIGN=LEFT>
94   <B>A: </B>Cdrecord reported some serious errors while trying to burn
95   your CD. Check your CD burner, your CD-R and your kernel.</P>
96  <P ALIGN=LEFT>
97   <A NAME="AEN763"></A><B>Q: </B>May I backup my system with one
98   partition layout and restore with another?</P>
99  <P ALIGN=LEFT>
100   <B>A: </B>Yes. Boot in Interactive Mode and edit the mountlist using
101   the snazzy new mountlist editor. Mondo can now edit your RAID
102   partitions for you. Just open /dev/md0 (or whatever) and select
103   &quot;RAID..&quot; to start. Or, to add a RAID device:</P>
104  <UL>
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107    Add two or more partitions, of type and mountpoint 'raid'</P>
108   <LI CLASS="mvd-P">
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110    Add device '/dev/md0' and click OK</P>
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113    Follow the prompts and your own common-sense :)</P>
114   </UL>
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116   <A NAME="AEN775"></A><B>Q: </B>Why does Mondo need so much free disk space?</P>
117  <P ALIGN=LEFT>
118   <B>A: </B>Because I'm a bitter, twisted man who lives to torment you.
119   Mwahahahaha! :-) Mondo has to work around the inadequacies of
120   mkisofs, cdrecord and your own Linux distribution; in return, it asks
121   for a lot of free disk space.</P>
122  <P ALIGN=LEFT>
123   <A NAME="AEN780"></A><B>Q: </B>Will Mondo backup partitions whose
124   formats are not understood by Linux, such as NTFS?</P>
125  <P ALIGN=LEFT>
126   <B>A: </B>Yes. Use '-x &lt;device&gt;'. (You can have more than one device.)</P>
127  <P ALIGN=LEFT>
128   <A NAME="AEN785"></A><B>Q: </B>I am trying to do something clever,
129   e.g. write my ISO's to an NFS mount, and I get some weird error
130   messages. What do I do?</P>
131  <P ALIGN=LEFT>
132   <B>A: </B>Well, (a) use '-T /tmp' or '-T /home' or something in your
133   call to Mondo. Oh, and (b) send me /var/log/mondo-archive.log, please :-)</P>
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135   <A NAME="AEN790"></A><B>Q: </B>Can Mondo backup to data files on
136   another partition, e.g. an NFS mount?</P>
137  <P ALIGN=LEFT>
138   <B>A: </B>Yes. Just backup as usual but add '-d /mnt/nfs' or wherever
139   your partition is mounted; don't use '-Oc' or '-Ot' at all; just '-Oi
140   -d /root'. Then, after booting from the floppies which Mondo
141   generates, you need to type 'ISO' at the console.</P>
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143   <A NAME="AEN795"></A><B>Q: </B>Can Mondo backup _to_ an NFS
144   partition, i.e. backup over a network? How about restoring?</P>
145  <P ALIGN=LEFT>
146   <B>A: </B>Yes. Use '-On &lt;mount&gt; &lt;directory&gt;'. On my
147   system, I use:</P>
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154        COLOR="BLACK">bash# mondoarchive -On 192.168.1.3:/home/nfs </FONT></TD></TR>
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158   <A NAME="AEN801"></A><B>Q: </B>Does Mondo handle System or Hidden
159   attributes when archiving Dos/Win files?</P>
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161   <B>A: </B>No. It probably never will, either. Sorry.</P>
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163   <A NAME="AEN806"></A><B>Q: </B>Why do you include IO.SYS and
164   MSDOS.SYS in mondo-vfat, when they belong to Microsoft and are copyrighted?</P>
165  <P ALIGN=LEFT>
166   <B>A: </B>Well, I used to, but I don't anymore. However, if you do
167   have a Windows partition, you can still use 'format-and-kludge-vfat
168   &lt;DEVICE&gt;/' to format and make bootable a VFAT partition. AFAIK,
169   I am the only person to write a Linux equivalent of the DOS
170   &quot;SYS&quot; command.</P>
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