About Mondo Rescue

What is Mondo Rescue ?

Mondo is reliable. It backs up your GNU/Linux server or workstation to tape, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R[W], DVD+R[W], NFS or hard disk partition. In the event of catastrophic data loss, you will be able to restore all of your data [or as much as you want], from bare metal if necessary. Mondo is in use by Lockheed-Martin, Nortel Networks, Siemens, HP, IBM, NASA's JPL, the US Dept of Agriculture, dozens of smaller companies, and tens of thousands of users.

Mondo is comprehensive. Mondo supports LVM 1/2, RAID, ext2, ext3, JFS, XFS, ReiserFS, VFAT, and can support additional filesystems easily: just e-mail the mailing list with your request. It supports software raid as well as most hardware raid controllers. It supports adjustments in disk geometry, including migration from non-RAID to RAID. Mondo runs on all major Linux distributions (RedHat, RHEL, SuSE, SLES, Mandriva, Debian, Gentoo) and is getting better all the time. You may even use it to backup non-Linux partitions, such as NTFS.

Mondo is free! It has been published under the GPL v2 (GNU Public License), partly to expose it to thousands of potential beta-testers but mostly as a contribution to the Linux community.

Mondo Rescue References

Here are some external references to Mondo. [PCQuest] [TechRepublic] [HP] [SSC] [HP again] [SFFTech] [SuSE] [Uninet.edu] [Linux Journal] [LJ again] [and again] [CCP14]

We also have freshmeat, FSF, IDABC entries.

Who is behind Mondo Rescue ?

Who is in the Mondo Devteam?

Bruno Cornec
lead development, maintenance, documentation, web site, rpm packaging, Mandriva packaging

Andree Leidenfrost
co-development, maintenance, Official Debian packager

Lars Rupp
Offical SuSE packager

Mike Roark
Contributor SuSE packager

Who has been behind Mondo Rescue ?

Who has been in the Mondo Devteam?

Hugo Rabson
original author

Stan Benoit
original beta testing; bugfixes

Héctor García Álvarez
original Debian release guru

Joshua Oreman
original FreeBSD port

Michael Clark
original PDF docs

The Mondo Rescue Community

There are dozens of regular contributors and over 400 members of the mailing list. The user base is estimated at between 50,000 and 100,000.

Mondo Rescue was first created because there was nothing like it available at that time under a free license. Nowadays, Mondo is not the only good, free disaster recovery solution for Linux. You may wish to try mkcdrec. The software has been in existence for almost as long as Mondo, it supports the same filesystems (including RAID and LVM), and its author is friendly and helpful.

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