Mondo Rescue is a GPL suite designed to create disaster recovery or cloning physical or virtual media from which you'll be able to boot in order to restore or clone your original system. It does that in an automatic or interactive way allowing modifs
- Works on more than 60 distributions/version/architectures
- Supports ext2/3/4, XFS, reiserfs, sshfs, NFS,LVM, DM, ...
- Backup on CD/DVD/Tape/NFS/ISO/USB/HDD
- Restore from CD/DVD/Tape/PXE/USB/Virtual media
I read some good things about mondo so I thought I would give it a try on my fedora 21 machine - couldn't get out of the chute with it. It kept complaining my kernel was too big, I would give it more storage as was recommended - still complaining. I wasn't finding much on my problem so I gave up on it and tried clonezilla, no problems. Maybe I needed to do something I don't know about, but I didn't need to deal with something that was starting out as a headache. I don't know, maybe mondo was great some years ago but I'm wondering about it now. Of course there is still the possibility I missed something.
Mondorescue is a good tool for Linux archive-restore. The most I like is that able to archive a running system which save us lots of downtime. The major problem is the restore process is too slow, it takes so long to recover a system. For a normal size server (only vg00 in about 50GB) it takes more than 2 hours. Is it anyway to speed up the recovery time?
I use it obviously for all my backupsand cloning activities. Works most the the time, and when not, just patch it ;-)