Mondo Rescue














Thank You's


What is Mondo?

Mondo is reliable. It backs up your GNU/Linux server or workstation to tape, CD-R, CD-RW or NFS partition. In the event of catastrophic data loss, you will be able to restore all of your data [or as much as you want], from bare metal if necessary. Mondo is in use by Nortel Networks, Siemens, HP (US and France), IBM, NASA's JPL, dozens of smaller companies, and tens of thousands of users.

Mondo is comprehensive. Mondo supports LVM, RAID, ext2, ext3, JFS, XFS, ReiserFS, VFAT, and can support additional filesystems easily: just e-mail the mailing list with your request. It supports adjustments in disk geometry, including migration from non-RAID to RAID. Mondo runs on all major Linux distributions and is getting better all the time. You may even backup non-Linux partitions.

Mondo is free. It has been published under the GPL (GNU Public License), partly to expose it to thousands of potential beta-testers but mostly as a contribution to the Linux community. I fund its development by charging for technical support.

Who develops Mondo?

Hugo Rabson
author & maintainer

Stan Benoit
beta testing; bugfixes

Jesse Keating
rolling stable releases into packages

Mikael Hultgren
maintainer of documentation

There are dozens of regular contributors and almost 200 members of the mailing list. The user base is estimated at between 50,000 and 100,000. Mondo has a vibrant, active, rambunctious user and developer community.

When I first created Mondo, I did so because there was nothing like it available to me (not for a reasonable price, at least). Nowadays, Mondo is not the only good, GPL'd disaster recovery solution for Linux. If you have trouble with Mondo, you may wish to try mkcdrec. The software has been in existence for almost as long as Mondo, it supports the same filesystems (including RAID and LVM), and its author is both friendly and helpful. If Mondo does not suit your needs then I would encourage you to try mkcdrec before you try BRU, Arkeia or any other Closed Source backup/restore solutions.

Final thoughts

"Mondo is aimed at skilled users, not the 3l33T3 war3z crowd. (1f U sp3ll l1k3 th1s, gu3ss wh1ch U R)."

- Jesse Keating