Mondo & Mindi - Disaster recovery solution

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Mrkvonic, Jun 4, 2009.

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hi all,

    Backups are important. This is why I wrote a tutorial explaining how to use Mondo system rescue & recovery software, and its Mindi subcomponent, which creates bootable backup ISO images.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/mondo.html

    Enjoy.
    Mrk
     
  2. Longboard

    Longboard Registered Member

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    Thanks for this; never heard of these till now : what fantastic and interesting tools, I'll be having a look.
    Now that I'm mostly living in Linux, back-ups have become a more real and immediate issue.

    My experiences coloured by MS software borks and HW failures with tweaked MS systems and data lost.

    Linux reinstalls are a breeze by comparison, but tweaks and settings lost can be bit of a pain.
    ( LOL, particularly if I cant remember what I actually did: I've got to keep 'templates' around as I'm not intuitively there yet. )
    It has been interesting realising how much 'froth' is associated with MS OS installs compared to a lean Linux set-up pared down to what I actually use/need on a daily basis.

    The Linux set-ups and recovery issues are different and a new paradigm required, but some core similarities.

    Just for info -and not free- : for me for recovery it's Terabyte v the rest. ;)
    Not dissimilar interfaces in some ways to these Mondo/Mindi.

    Always willing to look at something else.
    ;)

    One thing I have been struggling with a bit is setting up systems from scratch with home partition where all 'data' goes to the home by default.
    I've sort of got some clumsy manual workarounds for saving files/images/ emails ; but: Any links ??
     
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  3. incursari

    incursari Registered Member

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    Thanks Mrk for the tutorials.

    @Longboard, Does Terabytes restores Linux partitions with mbr on a dual boot system with Windows.
    Currently I'm using Paragon, it can backup just Linux partitions, First track and mbr. To keep backup sizes small, I exclude Windows Partitions.
     
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