Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#478 closed task (fixed)

Can I restorea full server from ISO images stored on a a USB HDD just by burning and booting from 1st DVD?

Reported by: Salim Karam Owned by: Bruno Cornec
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: mondo Version:
Severity: normal Keywords:


I have done a full backup of our Oracle Linux test server using MondoArchive to plan a backup of the real production server, in order to make a full clone to a remote site to have an identical standby server. I chose the Hard Disk option, and wrote DVD images on it with average compression. The backup took 27 DVD images (there is a lot of data) which were stored on the external 1TB USB drive. So can I use these images for a restore operation without having to burn them all to actual DVDs, as they will take a tremendous amount of time? If not, is there a recommended way of backing up the server for this purpose, like a mixture of DVD & HD backup? Our structure is the following: the root '/' folder contains the OS (72GB RAID1) and a storage array mounted on /d01 (1TB RAID10) holds the Oracle eBS application and database files. I appreciate your help in giving me the best scenario possible, especially that the backup size was almost 130 GB with average compression.

Thanks and regards, Salim Karam

Change History (2)

comment:1 by Salim Karam, 13 years ago

Dear Bruno,

I know that this issue doesn't seem to be urgent, but I really do appreciate some help. Thank you in advance.

Regards, Salim

comment:2 by Bruno Cornec, 13 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

My general advise is that mondo is for Disaster Recovery of systems. Not really a backup solution. So you should probably use it for all FS excluding your /d01 and backed it up separately, maybe with RMAN.

Now, you can use mondo with an external HDD to store your ISO. In that case you can even create a bigger size of ISO if you don't want to burn them.

Beware of #433. If you want packages for that beta version that will be useful for you, let me know your distribution/version/arch.

You should rather use the mondo mailing list for this type of request.

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