|MondoRescue HOWTO: Utilisation and Configuration of Mondo and Mindi under Linux (Version 3.2.2-r3578)|
Shut down all possible applications (this minimizes any compare differences following the backup). Especially shutdown properly any running database on your system, as the recovery may lead to corrupted data. Or if applicable, boot to single user mode.
For most users, that should be enough. :-) Mondoarchive will usually autodetect your hardware and configure it for you.
If you are a power user (or you like to control every detail of how Mondo runs) then you may want to look at the command-line switches. For example:-
cdrecord or wodim will tell you where your CD recorder lives, in SCSI terms, which looks like '0,0,0'. The previous call to mondoarchive tells Mondo to backup everything to a 4x CD-RW drive that has a CD-RW disk in it. (Use -Oc instead of -Ow if you are using CD-R.)
Please put the first CD-R(W) in the drive now. You will be prompted to insert CD #2 but you will not be prompted to insert the first disk. However, if you forget, do not worry: if Mondo fails to write the first (or any) disk, it will offer to retry, abort or fail.
Find the speed/compression compromise that best suits your needs. Here maximum (-9) compression level is used.
If you are using cron then please consult the chapter that Conor Daly has dedicated to that topic