Thursday, March 12, 2009

MonodRescue tool - Harddisk backup

MonodRescue tool - Harddisk backup

Use monodRescue tool for backup our system.

Mondo is reliable. It backs up your Debian GNU/Linux server or workstation to

tape, CD-R, CD-RW, NFS or hard disk partition. In the event of catastrophic

data loss, you will be able to restore all of your data


1)Install the mondorescue package.

2)Execute the command #mondoarchive as root

3)Choose from the list of supported backup media types. The media you will use most often are CD/DVD-+R, CD/DVD-+RW, tape, NFS and hard disk.

4)If we backing up to CD/DVD-+R[W] then Mondo will ask if our CD burner has BurnProof technology click yes to continue.

5)In the next step select the compression size.

6)If we want to backup the whole computer (excluding /sys and /proc, naturally) then leave this as / which is the default. Otherwise, specify subsets, (e.g. /usr/local /home ) being sure to put a space in between each path.

7)If we are backing up your whole computer then you might want to exclude certain directories, e.g. /shared/MP3. Please specify them in the 'exclude directories' dialog box. Please put a space in between each path, e.g. /shared/private /scratch /nfs /windows

8)Is your kernel sane? Red Hat, Mandrake, SuSE, Debian and Slackware users should in general say 'yes' because these vendors are good at producing reliable kernels. If you are using Gentoo or LFS then your kernel might be non-standard, in which case say 'no' to use Mondo's failsafe kernel (provided separately).

8)If we want to verify the archives after writing them to media, say 'yes' here. If you have absolute faith in your hardware and your Linux distribution, say 'no'...

9)Finally, Mondo begins backing up our computer. This process may take a few minutes or a few hours, depending on how much data we are archiving, how fast our CPU is, how much RAM we have, and so on. It will backup your regular files and then your large files (files larger than approximately 32MB).

10)Mondorestore command is used to resore the backup files.

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