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Mondo is a collaborative effort by dozens of contributors and hundreds of beta-testers. If you are interested in taking part then please contact us.

If Mondo does not work for you then please bear in mind the following:

  • It works for most computers, most Linux distributions, most users and most hardware/software combinations

  • Your problem might be unique; to find out, ask on the mailing list to see if anyone else has experienced something similar

  • The bug might actually be in another piece of software - for example, your pthreads library or your tape streamer's kernel-level driver

  • It is hard for us to troubleshoot a problem if we do not have access to your exact hardware and software configuration

  • If you would like us to make Mondo run perfectly on your exotic tape streamer then please contribute financially or, even better, offer to loan us said exotic tape streamer

If you would like to contribute financially in return for 1-to-1 technical support, please click on the PayPal button at the top of the page (or e-mail me for my mailng address if you would prefer to write a check). Companies and individuals interested in receiving contract-based support from me, please e-mail me here. If you don't understand why you should pay for free stuff, click here to read my views.

Users' comments

"Well, before I heard about mondo and its wonders. [...] Amongst my Linux friends I was the BOFH. Thanks guys, this is one wicked tool for administrators." - D.B.

"Wow- I've been looking for an easy to use and reliable backup system for Linux, that wasn't overkill, and could use CD-RW media. I've found it- and it even does bare-metal recovery. THANK YOU!" - J.R.

"Wow! Superwow! I've never gotten such quick and precise support from any commercial company! You guys kick ass!" - S.M.

"Awesome piece of software - works perfectly on our dual-CPU Compaq servers with hardware RAID and Red Hat 7.3 - thank you for providing the best disaster recoverytool I've ever used!" - R.Y.

"A few days ago, I did a backup [with Mondo]. Well, disaster struck yesterday. A hard disk went bad. Well, this morning, I bought a new hard disk and popped in the first of my 7 backup CD's. It all went great! I'm back, with nothing lost. I'd like to shake your hand for a freaking good job and say thanks a million times for the hard work you and your team did." - F.B.

"Mondo absolutely rocks, and I'm very impressed at the professional quality of this tool. Keep up the brilliant work - this is going to save me a lot of grief from now on...." - A.S.

"I am an IT professional and I know what effort it must have taken to get Mondo to this level." - R.D.

"I just finished comparing my first cd backup. It's really great to have a tool like mondo. The skill and care you have spent on the project really shows. Thank you." - D.M.

"Part of my development on my current project requires me to start with a clean install before testing...and mondo makes it a snap. Thanks for giving back to the community in such a generous way." - J.B.

"Really a great piece of software - saved my butt a few times" - D.R.

"Went to my machine last evening to check my e-mail and was greeted [by a] long string of messages about not being able to read/write inodes. A reboot resulted in some horrible sounds from my hard drive... Fortunately, I run Mondo once a week! [After] a quick trip to buy a new hard drive, [I'm] back up and running... This is a great system." - E.S.

"It's been said before but I'll say it again: Mondo is great! The ability to backup to an NFS-mounted drive, to run custom post-archive commands, and the flexible restore options allowed me to configure Mondo perfectly for my custom setup... Mondo's flexibility makes me feel prepared to deal with any disaster. My data has never been so safe!" - Anon.

"With [Mondo], a person can backup to CD and, if he/she ougrows CD, move up to a tape device. Great job! Wish there were more logical people in the software worlld!" - B.W.

"Now the gushy praises: My experience with backup programs might be limited, but i don't think i'll need to learn much more with something this easy to use, and reliable. There's no joke that you can trust a solid backup from this program. Hugo, eugenius. :-)" - J.T.

"Mondo is the only non-commercial back-up/restore and recovery program that works. You should be collecting consulting fees." - M.P.

"I would likre to thank you, as one of the numerous people GIVING time and competencies to the other people. Sincerely, some of our projects (small ones) would not have been possible without you. And I hope that recognition will help you live from your art in a near future." - B.R., Hewlett-Packard

"Due to an apparent bug in [my Linux distribution's sysadm tool], my base system directories were overwritten, twice! Fortunately, I had just made (and tested) mondo backups just a few days before. Mondorestore worked just great. It restored everything just as it was..." - K.A..

"I had terrific success on a Red Hat 7.3 install on my home box & similar results on 2 mailservers running Red Hat 7.1 at the office. I was originally looking at GHOST & just kept having some quirkiness ... Can't have that in a disaster recovery scenario which is what I was tasked to build a plan for. [Mondo is] a tremendous package. It simply WORKS!" - D.F.

"I'm a software developer and I can tell you it's a very professional job! Mondo is doing its job very well, looks fantastic and helps us to keep our eyes on the work and sleep well without any doubt if our data are in safe. Congratulations ... [and] just keep going!" - S.F.

"[Mondo]...will be the only [backup] program you'll ever need to use. I don't know where to begin... I've pretty much had my socks blown off by it. [The devteam] has thought of things and capabilities I never even considered, and they are well-implemented." - B.T.

"We were looking at writing/developing our own backup solution. But your product enables even our most computer illiterate staff to quickly rescue a server. Our test benchmark restored our test server from a partition wipe in 7m36s! We are glad that you have released a great GPL'd product." - A.O.

"I probed your Mondo Rescue and IT'S GREAT!!!!!!!!! I'm part of a company located in Argentina and we're selling servers with Linux pre-installed and pre-configured using software out there in the GPL world... and we charge a fee for the pre-configured and key-on-hand to the customer... We are looking for a backup solution and voila! It's here." - A.M.

"Great program! I talked to the Symantec Ghost people and they couldn't touch your programs functionality in several different areas for the win32 platform." - M.D.

"I would like to thank you for developing such a great backup program. A couple of months ago, I stumbled across mondo on freshmeat, tried it out and discovered the CD burning feature of the tool. I immediately bought myself a set of CD-RWs and ran a backup. I didn't touch the program for a couple of months and one day, I started using my PC only to discover that ... all of my valuable data was gone and corrupted beyond recovering.

"I was in despair for a couple of days realizing that I had lost everything from software that I had been working on to digital pictures of my family and friends. I finally remembered that I had made those backups. I booted up a restore and ... it worked like a charm! My system was back to the way I had it along with most of my software and pictures! So, basically I thought that I'd give you this little anecdote to show you that your hard work had saved my butt. Keep up the good work!" - C.M.

"Seeing mondo work brings tears to my eyes... So long have I searched high and low for a solution to meet my needs. I have successfully restored my box to another machine. Ladies and gentlemen, we have found a winner for my Disaster Recovery Plan for the linux servers ." - B.W.

"I did a ground up restore to another drive of a different geometry. [...] Everything is excellent. No matter how you feel about GPL, and what you could have done, a lot of us do appreciate your work. I have donated a total of $[xxx] USD to you and your project, and feel that it was worth every penny. Thanx alot for an excellent GPL project." - K.D.

"There have been several other projects to create a backup system that uses CD's but yours seems to be the most feature-rich and most stable. The other projects seemed to peter out without finishing what the authors had started." - J.M.

"There is really one word that sums it up. AWESOME!!!" - J.H.


"I think Mondo is wonderful. I have been running around loading it on everything I can get my hands on to try a 'nuke' restore. So far I have been able to successfully restore every box I have tried. It is all very cool!" - M.S.

"Just wanted to drop a mail, and let you know your program is extremely slick, easy to use, and [under] great ongoing development." - J.S..

"Works a treat! You da man!" - K.P.

"Your application is great. Thank you for helping a newbe do the backups. ... [Mondo] is a beautiful thing when you get the hang of it." - T.S.

"Just a short note of thanks for your cool program. Thank you for creating/maintaining a great, and well needed app for linux users." - L.W.

"You have just saved me the best part of a day of restoration... [Mondo is] a quality product. Thanks for giving the Linux community something it has seriously needed." - B.K.

"Let me say that this product saved my rear end!" - T.G.

"Mondo is an excellent piece of software. It does exactly what it says that it does. I've been a Mondo user for about 1 year now." - R.M.

"I have been using your program for about three days now, and it is a great solution that fills a gap in the available software. [Mondo's] time is overdue." - D.E.

"Great product! This kind of applications make the open-source community big. Thanks and keep on rocking." - R.B.

"Mondo is coming along nicely. It beats the hell out of Ghost." - B.C.

"This is great. I've been looking for such a tool for Linux for too long. This will be a great time-saver for lots of people." - DucP

"Fantastic. I have now successfully backed up and restored a couple of machines using different drives and hardware successfully." - D.E.

"One of the best backup applications I've ever seen. With the best support." - J.W.

"Found this on Freshmeat a few months ago and have been using it religiously ever since. Have backed up and restored my system numerous times. Mondo is great, and Hugo provides excellent support." - M.M.

"Mondo is a great tool allowing the creation of custom CD-ROMs to reinstall whatever system." - B.C.

"You just made it very easy for me to clone a disk. No fdisk, no making ext3, just nuke the spare disk. Absolutely awesome." - S.S.

"It [is] awesome software. Makes disaster recovery idiot proof." - J.O.

"I've been needing something like this for ages." - J.P.

"Mondo is perfect for my needs." - S.H.

"This is great software." - C.H.

"Mondo is so damn cool!" - J.P.

"Pretty slick stuff" - D.N.

"Mondo is [a] good tool to consider for your backups if you use a CD burner rather than tapes." - Linux Journal - OK, that was not exactly a glowing testimonial but to my knowledge it was the first time Mondo was mentioned in a major Linux publication... but not the last. December 2001's Linux Journal had a 4-page spread on Mondo.