MondoRescue HOWTO

Utilisation and Configuration of Mondo and Mindi under Linux (Version 3.2.2-r3578)

Bruno Cornec

MondoRescue Project

Conor Daly

MondoRescue Project

This document describes the use of mondo and mindi tools to realize disaster recovery backup of your systems. It provides information on installation, backup and restore modes, hardware and software requirements, and answers to some frequently asked questions. The goals are to offer a general view of the functions and their best usages. Mondo Rescue is a Disaster Recovery Solution which allows you to effortlessly backup and interactively restore Linux, Windows and other supported filesystem partitions to/from CD/DVD-+R/RW media, tape, NFS, ... and Mindi Linux provides the bootable emergency restore media which Mondo uses at boot-time.

License

This HOWTO is a free documentation. you may copy, redistribute and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1.

or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, Front-Cover Texts or Back-Cover Texts. This document is distributed hoping it will be useful, but without any guaranty; you're completely responsible of its use, and coulnd't complain in case it doesn't work, or even if it breaks the hardware. All the software included in it, if not already copyrighted is released under the GPL.


Table of Contents
1. About this Guide
1.1. Purpose / Scope of this Guide
1.2. New versions of this document
1.3. Suggestions / Feedback
1.4. Aknowledgements
2. QuickStart
3. Overview
3.1. Mondo Rescue
3.2. Mindi
3.3. Linux Backup
3.4. Windows Backup
3.4.1. Windows ME/95/98
3.4.2. Windows NT4/2K/XP
3.5. Mondo Rescue and Mindi Linux History
3.6. System Requirements
3.6.1. Hardware Requirements
3.6.2. Kernel Requirements
3.6.3. Software Requirements
4. Installation
4.1. Mindi Installation
4.2. Mindi Busybox Installation
4.3. Mondo Installation
4.4. RPM verifications
5. Tests
5.1. Testing Mindi
6. Backup
6.1. Recommendations
6.2. Backup Commands and Options
6.2.1. Standard Example With CD-R
6.2.2. Standard Example With CD-RW
6.2.3. Standard Example With Tape
6.2.4. Standard Example With Failsafe kernel
6.2.5. Standard Example With Network Backup
7. HOWTO run mondo interactively using cron
7.1. Overview
7.2. Introduction
7.3. Who should read this?
7.3.1. Insurance
7.3.2. Efficiency
7.4. The Problem
7.4.1. Cron's environment
7.4.2. Interactivity
7.4.3. Screen
7.5. The Solution
7.5.1. Briefly
7.5.2. In Detail
8. Compare
9. Restore
9.1. Overview
9.2. Tips and Tricks
9.2.1. Barebones (Nuke) Restore
9.2.2. Interactive Restore
9.2.3. Expert Restore
9.2.4. Modified partitions - Restore to a different disk geometry
9.2.5. Advanced
10. FAQ
10.1. Overview
10.2. General Questions
10.3. Booting and Kernel related Questions
10.4. Installation related Questions
10.5. Hardware related Questions
10.6. Backup related Questions
10.7. Compare related Questions
10.8. Restore related Questions
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