Q: Can Mondo burn CD as they are created?
A: Yes. Use the '-Oc <speed>' switch. Use a negative number for a dummy burn.
Q: When I try to backup to CD, cdrecord/mkisofs returns an error. Nothing else appears to be wrong. What do I do?
A: Upgrade cdrecord and mkisofs.
Q: Mondo failed to burn my CD. It said something like, "Error CDB A1 01 02 53 ..." and so on. What does that mean?
A: Cdrecord reported some serious errors while trying to burn your CD. Check your CD burner, your CD-R and your kernel.
Q: May I backup my system with one partition layout and restore with another?
A: Yes. Boot in Interactive Mode and edit the mountlist using the snazzy new mountlist editor. Mondo can now edit your RAID partitions for you. Just open /dev/md0 (or whatever) and select "RAID.." to start. Or, to add a RAID device:
Add two or more partitions, of type and mountpoint 'raid'
Add device '/dev/md0' and click OK
Follow the prompts and your own common-sense :)
Q: Why does Mondo need so much free disk space?
A: Because I'm a bitter, twisted man who lives to torment you. Mwahahahaha! :-) Mondo has to work around the inadequacies of mkisofs, cdrecord and your own Linux distribution; in return, it asks for a lot of free disk space.
Q: Will Mondo backup partitions whose formats are not understood by Linux, such as NTFS?
A: Yes. Use '-x <device>'. (You can have more than one device.)
Q: I am trying to do something clever, e.g. write my ISO's to an NFS mount, and I get some weird error messages. What do I do?
A: Well, (a) use '-T /tmp' or '-T /home' or something in your call to Mondo. Oh, and (b) send me /var/log/mondo-archive.log, please :-)
Q: Can Mondo backup to data files on another partition, e.g. an NFS mount?
A: Yes. Just backup as usual but add '-d /mnt/nfs' or wherever your partition is mounted; don't use '-Oc' or '-Ot' at all; just '-Oi -d /root'. Then, after booting from the floppies which Mondo generates, you need to type 'ISO' at the console.
Q: Can Mondo backup _to_ an NFS partition, i.e. backup over a network? How about restoring?
A: Yes. Use '-On <mount> <directory>'. On my system, I use:
bash# mondoarchive -On 192.168.1.3:/home/nfs
Q: Does Mondo handle System or Hidden attributes when archiving Dos/Win files?
A: No. It probably never will, either. Sorry.
Q: Why do you include IO.SYS and MSDOS.SYS in mondo-vfat, when they belong to Microsoft and are copyrighted?
A: Well, I used to, but I don't anymore. However, if you do have a Windows partition, you can still use 'format-and-kludge-vfat <DEVICE>/' to format and make bootable a VFAT partition. AFAIK, I am the only person to write a Linux equivalent of the DOS "SYS" command.