Q: Can Mondo help me move/resize/re-allocate my partitions?
A: Yes. Just backup your system in Interactive Mode using Mondo. Edit the mountlist when prompted.
Q: My zip drive is a SCSI drive. When I restore, Mondo craps out, saying it can't mount the drive (because there is no disk in it). What do I do?
A: Restore in Interactive Mode. Delete the SCSI drive from the mountlist before you restore. Then Mondo won't try to partition or format it. Next time you backup, use -E /dev/sdd (or whatever your zip drive is). The /dev entry will be excluded from the mountlist but not from the filelist. So, when you restore, you won't accidentally reformat your zip disk. However, after restoring, you will find that /dev/sdd (the _file_) will still be present in your /dev directory. Cool, eh?
Q: I received a message like, 'Fileset NNN failed' during restore. What does it mean.
A: It usually means either you had a very large (>2GB) file which was not archived owing to a flaw in your distro or your filesystem has changed in relation to the backup.
Q: Why does my ext3 partition have less space free than when I backed it up?
A: Mondo creates a 10MB journal file area. Your journal was probably smaller than that, hence the difference.
Q: I can't nuke-restore my LVM or RAID or LVM-on-RAID setup. I have to do it manually. What now?
A: You said it yourself. You have to do it manually. :) Sorry but that's about it. At least you have all the tools to do it. I assume you know how. If you don't, look at i-want-my-lvm (a script on the ramdisk) if you're using LVM. It should give you a few clues. RAID is harder but in general Mondo's RAID support is good. After you've prepped and formatted your drives, run mondorestore again but say 'no' when asked if you want Mondo to prep or format your drives.