Mondo Rescue is free disaster recovery software. It supports Linux and FreeBSD. It’s packaged for multiple distributions. It also supports tapes, disks, USB devices, network and CD/DVD as backup media, multiple filesystems, LVM, software and hardware RAID.
The beauty of Mondo Rescue is being able to create “live” disk images; without having to reboot your Linux PC / Server and is very similar to Macrium Reflect or Acronis for Windows.
To create a live image (after installing Mondo Rescue), just enter mondoarchive in the command line and press enter. I SSH into my server using Putty from a Windows 10 box, after a short wait a sort of GUI appears and basically walks you through the options. The info it needs is basically self explanatory and most default option can be accepted.
To carry out a re-image, you can either create a bootable USB stick or CD/DVD or you can actually do a “live” re-image. Enter the mondorestore command and take it from there or pop in the bootable USB stick or CD/DVD and reboot, the latter would be more suitable for “system failure” e.g. unable to boot.
I’ve used Mondo Rescue for 2 or 3 years and love the simplicity, I haven’t found a way of repeating the same “job” and storing it as a “job” but it’s very easy to navigate the screens so hey ho.
I’ve recently needed to re-image my CentOS server but seem to have forgotten how to do a bootable USB stick and had to burn the image to a DVD!
I ended up having to reboot the server using the bootable DVD option.
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