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Mondo Rescue

Mondo Rescue archives Linux and Linux/Windows systems to tapes, CDs, DVDs, USB devices, or ISO images that may be used to restore some or all of your OS and data in the event of catastrophic data loss, or for cloning a system. The emphasis is on stability and ease of use. Currently, ext2, ext3, ext4, (v)fat, minix, ReiserFS, XFS, and JFS filesystems are supported, as are RAID, DM, Multipath, and LVM.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  21 Aug 2012 17:27

    Release Notes: This release correctly supports software RAID on RHEL 6, with re-creation of metadata and UUIDs. It fixes restoration issues for Debian and Ubuntu, as well as on RHEL 5 (the tune2fs command wasn’t working for ext4; it required the use of tune4fs). It supports out of tree kernel modules (such as hpsa from the PSP/SPP) and has improved support for latest HP ProLiant Blades. It fixes many small annoyances (like #616), especially thanks to new automated regression tests.

    •  27 Jun 2011 23:41

      Release Notes: Various bugfixes (an exclude/include dir issue and rounding disk computation) and some new drivers.

      •  01 May 2010 10:57

        Release Notes: Fixes were made for improved support of LVM device exclusion, including fixes for LVM issues in, fixes for grub on OpenSuSE restoration support, for a crash when backuping NTFS FS, and for other small things.

        •  01 Feb 2010 19:05

          Release Notes: This is the first step of the "Long Time Support" approach for MondoRescue. The goal is to provide you with mostly bugfixes, as well as minimal changes to allow for support teams and stable environments to be disrupted as little as possible. In particular, this version fixes #363, #364, and #367, improves Debian/Ubuntu support, and provides a "nolvm" option.

          •  15 Oct 2009 08:27

            Release Notes: Bugs were fixed. SSHFS is now supported in addition to NFS. This release added the latest initrd FS for 2.6.30+ kernels, exclusion of devices and partitions in LVM, pre- and post-restore scripts, new network drivers (bnx2x, e1000e), IA-64 fixes, grub2, and more.

            Recent comments

            26 Apr 2004 20:40 gamieboy

            Great Work!!!
            Guys you did a great work. I've been trying other recovery tools and some of the areas in the recovery process doesn't work but with your tools my problem was solve.

            09 Jun 2003 07:04 hrabson

            Re: Dependencies

            > I think this is what made me think twice
            > about trying this stuff:

            Most people don't have the luxury of having so many software applications to choose from that they may reject a given application because of the behavior and attitudes of its authors. If you are in such a position, you are truly blessed.

            By all accounts, Richard Stallman is an ass. I don't mind because emacs is a great editor, IMO. I focus on the software, not the people involved in developing it. I think that is the mature way to choose software.

            Finally, if you had ever spent a day on an Open Source software project, you would know that it's a thankless task which is made harder by the laziness of users who don't read manuals and won't take a telling. Occasionally tempers do flare. It's regrettable but that's Life. Let's all just get over it and get on with it.

            06 May 2003 19:14 ananke

            Re: Dependencies

            > Respond with more nasty replies, pretty
            > please. Show people what jerks you can
            > be.

            I think this is what made me think twice about
            trying this stuff:

            by the way, mondorescue's website points to
            newt. good luck getting that to work.

            23 Apr 2003 14:07 hrabson

            Re: Dependencies

            > This depends on Newt.

            Newt is absent from the Freshmeat database. It
            is therefore apparently impossible to put it in
            the 'Dependencies' section of Mondo's record in

            Look under 'Anything Missing?' Newt is listed,
            as are Mondo's other dependencies.

            22 Feb 2003 15:27 spiritlover

            This depends on Newt. But no, they apparently feel it's not their responsibility to log their dependencies with Freshmeat. Apparently it's our job to dig into the FAQ before we ever install, searching for unmentioned dependencies.

            Joy. I think NO.

            Respond with more nasty replies, pretty please. Show people what jerks you can be.


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