October 7, 2003

Mondo Rescue - a Linux rescue tool for free

Frank Neugebauer writes "What is Mondo Rescue?
It backs up your 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 [or as much as you want], from bare metal if
necessary. Mondo is in use by Lockheed-Martin, Nortel Networks, Siemens, HP
(US and France), IBM, NASA's JPL, dozens of smaller companies, and tens of thousands
of users.

Mondo supports LVM, RAID, ext2, ext3, JFS, XFS, ReiserFS, VFAT, and can support
additional filesystems easily: just e-mail the mailing list with your request.
It supports adjustments in disk geometry, including migration from non-RAID
to RAID. Mondo runs on all major Linux distributions and is getting better all
the time. You may even use it to backup non-Linux partitions, such as NTFS.

Mondo is free! It has been published under
the GPL (GNU Public License), partly to expose it to thousands of potential
beta-testers but mostly as a contribution to the Linux community. I charge for
1-to-1 technical support to fund Mondo's development.

The package mainly consists of two programs.Mindi Linux and Mondo
are used primarily as Linux backup and cloning tools. The fall in
prices of CD-RW drives and writable discs will allow current users to keep good
backups and future users to leverage the cloning capability."

Link: linux-tip.net

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