Mondo Rescue

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Mondo Rescue
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Mondo Rescue on Ubuntu
Original author(s) Hugo Rabson[1]
Developer(s) Bruno Cornec
Andree Leidenfrost
Stable release 3.0.3 / March 17, 2013
Development status Active
Written in C, Unix shell
Operating system Linux, FreeBSD
Available in English
Type Disaster recovery
License GNU General Public License
Website www.mondorescue.org

Mondo Rescue is free disaster recovery software. It supports Linux (i386, x86-64, IA-64) and FreeBSD (i386). It's packaged for multiple distributions (Red Hat, RHEL, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSuSE, SLES, Mandriva, Debian, Ubuntu,[2] Gentoo). It also supports tapes, disks, USB devices, network and CD/DVD as backup media, multiple filesystems, LVM, software and hardware RAID. Restoration may be done from a physical media including OBDR tape support, or CD/DVD/USB media, or from the network through PXE.

As mentioned on the Free Software Directory,[3] "[t]he emphasis is on stability and ease of use." According to Ohloh,[4] MondoRescue development is worth more than $6M.

Mondo uses its own Linux distribution called Mindi to provide a favorable post boot environment for performing data restore. Unlike other disk clone solutions there is no ready to use Live CD provided by Mondo Rescue, instead, the included mindi package will create a custom turn-key Live CD/DVDs using the exact Linux kernel and configuration of the system being backed up. In effect, this bootable DVD/CD is customized to the computer being backed up; the objective being to reduce the possibility of having missing device drivers or kernel incompatibilities that may arise from using a generic (vanilla) linux kernel in a pre-built Live DVD/CD.

The MondoRescue project uses the continuous packaging approach brought by http://project-builder.org to deliver regular packaged beta of the project at ftp://ftp.mondorescue.org/test

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