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your pthreads library or your tape streamer's kernel-level driver
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"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. :-)"
"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.