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Hi all,

I want to use this solution as a backup/recovery solution for my ClearOS server. Anyone have any opinions or has anyone installed this before?

http://www.mondorescue.org


I do not know how to install it, as I don't have much experience. I've already created a 100GB iSCSI LUN on my NAS and attached it to the server. Am planning to use this attached drive as the backup.

Any input or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Monday, December 12 2011, 01:37 AM
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    Sunday, March 24 2013, 03:25 AM - #Permalink
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    A new version of Mondo Rescue is available:

    2013-03-17 - Project mondorescue version 3.0.3 is now available

    I tried to upgrade with yum but, with the repo file set up (2 posts above this one), it had already been upgraded to this version. :)
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    With everything setup according my post just above this one, I finally got a chance to try Mondo Rescue on the ClearOS server again over the weekend. I hooked up a PS/2 keyboard and a VGA monitor and ran:

    mondoarchive


    I told Mondo to backup to DVD. The first time I tried it, it exited stating I needed to install growisofs.

    I installed the dvd+rw-tools package (which contains growisofs), restarted Mondo and excepted most of the defaults. I changed the backup drive from /dev/cdrom to /dev/sr0. When it came time to burn the files to the DVD, Mondo stated it failed and asked if it should try again. I left the DVD disk in, chose "yes" and Mondo ran all the way to where it started checking the validity of the compressed files. At this point, the progress bar stopped at 1% and stayed that way.

    The PATA DVD drive I was using is about 7 years old, and it always refused to automatically eject disks after burning them. I replaced the PATA DVD drive with a SATA DVD drive and started Mondo again. I put a new DVD in the drive but Mondo again said it wasn't able to burn the disk. I chose "yes" to try again. Mondo burned the DVD's and verified their contents against the server's filesystem.

    To test the boot disk Mondo created, yet not endanger any of our hard drives, I removed the hard drive from another computer and put DVD #1 of the set in its DVD drive. The computer booted to the Mondo Restore screen. :laugh:

    http://www.clearfoundation.com/media/kunena/attachments/legacy/images/MondoRestore.jpg
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    Ok, if anyone running ClearOS 6.x - 64 bit wants to give Mondo Rescue a try, I just installed it on my ClearOS 64-bit system.

    I created a mondorescue.repo file that contained this text:

    [Code]

    [mondorescue]
    name=Mondorescue for RHEL/ CentOS $releasever - $basearch
    baseurl=ftp://ftp.mondorescue.org/rhel/6/x86_64/
    enabled=1
    gpgcheck=0
    gpgkey=ftp://ftp.mondorescue.org/rhel/6/x86_64/mondorescue.pubkey

    [/Code]

    I put zero in the gpgcheck line since from prior experience, the mondo packages weren't signed. I put the mondorescue.repo file in the /etc/yum.repos.d directory.

    I then imported the mondo repo key:

    [Code]

    rpm --import ftp://ftp.mondorescue.org/rhel/6/x86_64/mondorescue.pubkey

    [/Code]

    After that completed, I installed Mondo Rescue:

    [Code]

    yum install mondo

    [/Code]


    Here is a list of what was installed:

    Installed:
    mondo.x86_64 0:3.0.2-1.rhel6

    Dependency Installed:
    afio.x86_64 0:2.5-1.rhel6
    buffer.x86_64 0:1.19-4.rhel6
    dosfstools.x86_64 0:3.0.9-4.el6
    genisoimage.x86_64 0:1.1.9-11.el6
    mindi.x86_64 0:2.1.3-1.rhel6
    mindi-busybox.x86_64 0:1.18.5-1.rhel6
    mtools.x86_64 0:4.0.12-1.el6
    parted.x86_64 0:2.1-18.el6
    syslinux.x86_64 0:4.02-7.el6
    wodim.x86_64 0:1.1.9-11.el6

    Complete!

    When I have a chance, I'll hook up a keyboard and monitor to the server and try running Mondo Rescue.

    Addendum 10/14/2012:

    Finally had time to try Mondo Rescue again. This time I tried to backup to DVD's. Mondo exited stating I needed to install growisofs . Growisofs is part of the dvd+rw-tools package, so:

    yum install dvd+rw-tools


    Running Transaction
    Installing : dvd+rw-tools-7.1-6.el6.x86_64 1/1
    Verifying : dvd+rw-tools-7.1-6.el6.x86_64 1/1

    Installed:
    dvd+rw-tools.x86_64 0:7.1-6.el6

    Complete!
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    Thursday, January 05 2012, 05:38 AM - #Permalink
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    I installed Mondo on the actual ClearOS 6.2 Beta 2 machine and ran mondoarchive. As I remember, I only had to tell it the location of the CD/DVD burner (/dev/sr0). This message came up when it ran:

    [root@hostname ~]# mondoarchive
    Initializing...
    See /var/log/mondoarchive.log for details of backup run.
    Checking sanity of your Linux distribution
    Disk /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root doesn't contain a valid partition table
    Disk /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_swap doesn't contain a valid partition table
    Disk /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_home doesn't contain a valid partition table
    Done.
    Execution run ended; result=0
    Type 'less /var/log/mondoarchive.log' to see the output log


    but it subsequently burned a backup set consisting of 10 CD-R's. The machine has 2 SATA drives and it seems ClearOS set up a volume group with the small drive (160 GB) being used for the system files and the larger drive (2 TB) used for user data. I'm not sure if the backup set is good, given the output of Mondo.
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    Tuesday, December 27 2011, 03:12 AM - #Permalink
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    I got mondorescue for RHEL/CentOS 6 installed on ClearOS Enterprise 6.2 Beta2 (i386) with yum and the mondorescue.repo file I posted. I just changed the "5" 's in the repo file and rpm --import command to "6" 's . I also had to change the gpgcheck line to gpgcheck=0 , since the mondo rpm isn't signed. It installed successfully along with the dependencies and I was able to start it. :)

    http://www.clearfoundation.com/media/kunena/attachments/legacy/images/Mondoresue.jpg
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    Monday, December 26 2011, 01:43 AM - #Permalink
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    I was hoping the Mondo devs had actually fixed whatever is wrong with the repo data for their RHEL/CentOS 6 packages.
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    Sunday, December 25 2011, 11:32 PM - #Permalink
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    The Repo has nothing to with ClearOS, it's on Mondo side of things. ... So trying on ClearOS 6.2 will be the same result.
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    Sunday, December 25 2011, 08:59 PM - #Permalink
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    Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to you too. About the Mondo repo, good to know it wasn't anything I did wrong. At least I learned how to create a repo file. Do you know if Tim tried the Mondo repo with version 6 of ClearOS? If no one has, I might give that a try with the actual ClearOS 6.2 install. If that doesn't work, I might try the RPMForge repo.
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    Sunday, December 25 2011, 07:31 PM - #Permalink
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    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year...

    Yeah the Repo doesn't work. Tim already informed me... Asked him for help... So I just download them one by one.

    I was successful in my tests of create an ISO, but not on a NFS network share, or burning to a DVD. My test rig doesn't have a DVD/CD burner on it, and the one I was using... Xbox HDDVD drive doesn't burn DVDs... haha

    But the ISO, works Great. Give me about a week and I'll write up the How-To in the How-TO documentations, as I'm installing a new system and will be using it. I'll create a ZIP and add it if I can so it make it all easy install. If I knew more about building my own RPMs, I would do that... still learning.

    If you just download the RPMs from the website and install them via a folder, it works fine. There are a few other features you need to add.... CD burning tools etc. but it was also a simple install too.
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    Sunday, December 25 2011, 06:39 PM - #Permalink
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    Kevin Dika wrote:
    BackupPC works pretty nicely. Lots of options, so that can be a bit overwhelming at times.

    As for Mondo,

    Got it installed yesterday... I just need to figure out how to add Repo's that would make the install ALOT easier.

    Anyways, it all seems to work nicely, just need to find a CD drive that works on my system. it was spitting out Errors yesterday so it didn't want to complete the backup.

    I'll try network storage this week if I have a chance.

    Kevin


    I installed ClearOS 5.1 in VirtualBox and I created a mondorescue.repo file:


    [mondorescue]
    name=Mondorescue for RHEL/ CentOS $releasever - $basearch
    baseurl=ftp://ftp.mondorescue.org/rhel/5/i386/
    enabled=1
    gpgcheck=1
    gpgkey=ftp://ftp.mondorescue.org/rhel/5/i386/mondorescue.pubkey



    I put it in the /etc/yum.repos.d directory and I imported the mondorescue.pubkey:



    rpm --import ftp://ftp.mondorescue.org/rhel/5/i386/mondorescue.pubkey



    but when I try to install mondo:



    yum install mondo



    I get the same checksum error reported here:

    http://trac.mondorescue.org/ticket/465

    They state it's been fixed but I still get it, and I also get it with the mondo test repo for RHEL 5.
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    Sunday, December 25 2011, 12:20 AM - #Permalink
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    mondo is a very good reliable tool. it can do differential backups and also allows restores of individual files.
    we use it for bare metal and do an intial image which is burnt to disk. we then do another to an nfs mount and do differentials to there via a cron job.
    there is very good documentation on their site and it's a little tricky to get the cron job to go intially with a workaround.
    we then use another cron job to delete the differentials older than 14 days.
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    Saturday, December 17 2011, 01:12 PM - #Permalink
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    Great! Things got so quiet after my last post, I thought I scared everyone off. :laugh:

    Once ClearOS Enterprise 6.1 is released, my to do list will likely be:

    Install Fail2ban

    Install Mondo Rescue

    I found:

    stable 32-bit Mondo packages for RHEL 5 here: ftp://ftp.mondorescue.org/rhel/5/i386/

    stable 64-bit Mondo packages for RHEL 5 here: ftp://ftp.mondorescue.org/rhel/5/x86_64/


    stable 32-bit Mondo packages for RHEL 6 here: ftp://ftp.mondorescue.org/rhel/6/i386/

    stable 64-bit Mondo packages for RHEL 6 here: ftp://ftp.mondorescue.org/rhel/6/x86_64/
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    Kevin Dika
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    Saturday, December 17 2011, 06:17 AM - #Permalink
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    Done,

    Fully tested... at least what I wanted. Fast backup and nice image software.

    The CD burnning still needs some tweaks to work, but the network NFS should work perfect for that.

    I was able to do a full backup, delete the drive, and reinstall using Mondo in about 2 hours. Very nice system if you ask me.

    How-To to come once I install my new system.
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    Thursday, December 15 2011, 02:40 AM - #Permalink
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    The base RPMForge repo has the mondo and mindi packages:

    http://pkgs.repoforge.org/mondo/

    http://pkgs.repoforge.org/mindi/

    http://pkgs.repoforge.org/mindi-busybox/

    It probably has all the dependencies also.

    Instructions for adding and enabling the RPMForge repo for CentOS 5 are at Section 2 of this page: http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories/RPMForge .

    I added and enabled the CentOS repos in the past when I added fail2ban to my ClearOS 5.x system. I also installed and enabled the yum-priorities plugin to keep packages from the additional repos from overwriting the ClearOS packages. I used information from the CentOS site and Tim Burgess's site: http://www.timburgess.net/node/25 to set it up.
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    Wednesday, December 14 2011, 08:17 PM - #Permalink
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    I have setup an iSCSI drive, connected to my NAS. I did it in anticipation of an imaging/backup solution. So my server "thinks" there is a 100GB HD in the box, but it's really a LUN on my NAS... or something like that.
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    Wednesday, December 14 2011, 07:35 PM - #Permalink
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    yeah, the backup is working, however burning it to DVD, or network shared is not.

    So right now I'm trying both and they both are not working.

    I'm trying to figure out how to get NFS to work properly. That is what Mondo uses. From what I understand, you need to make the network shared anonymous in order for it to "map" the drive so Mondo knows where to put it.

    I'm not 100% sure why it's not burning to the DVD. Could be drive, but I'll check once I get back to the office.
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    Wednesday, December 14 2011, 06:20 PM - #Permalink
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    Yes, you are correct. Mondo is a bare-metal solution. I asked the admin here if you can get file-level functionality. He says "yes, but it's difficult". He says "They didn't officially document that process as the restore process is not handled by mondo, but rather another utility bundled into mondo called mindi"... hmm... I'll need to read up a bit more.

    I do see the big value in having both BackupPC and Mondo. Personally, I only need Mondo. Now you got me thinking about both :)
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    Kevin Dika
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    Wednesday, December 14 2011, 05:57 PM - #Permalink
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    well it depends on your setup.

    If I read Tim's post correctly, BackupPC doesn't offer a FULL backup or Bare metal restore.

    So if you have a hardware failure, then what do you do?

    I would use BackupPC to backup file level data, in case users delete a file by mistake etc.

    Then I would use Mondo as a FULL backup restore in the case of a Hack, hardware failure, or whatever.

    Then to provide the client with a extra level, if you add SDN remote backup tool, which would allow you a off-site backup in case of fire, death or plague! hahaha :-)

    P.S. My understand Mondo is a Image backup tool, doesn't provide file level backup. So you can't restore a specific file if you need too.

    It would be nice if the tools were connected, as managing them both would be a pain. However, both work with cron (or as I like to call it in the forms... con job)... so you can automate in some ways.
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    Wednesday, December 14 2011, 05:48 PM - #Permalink
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    Wouldn't Mondo and BackupPC be redundant?
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    Wednesday, December 14 2011, 04:10 PM - #Permalink
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    Yeah that website is good. Had good info, but not what I needed...

    I'll ask Tim if he can help me with adding the Repo, that would make the install go a bit easier.

    I'm sure I can build my own rpm that would have it all together. I'm not that good thou!

    The install was very easy thou. but after working with BackUPPC too, they are both easy installs, just all the options in BackUPPC can be "wow there LOTS here" at times.

    Mondo and Mindi are pretty simply programs to install, and you have to install them both to it to work.

    once you install all the RPM from the website, then install cdrecord, the DVD tools from the CentOS repo, and mkisofs you're good to go.

    I thought it was my CD player (Xbox HD drive) was causing issue, but it was not having the DVD tools installed. Once that was installed everything went smoothly.

    I just completed the backup now, I'll do some testing on the restore tonight and see if that works... I think Mondo combined with BackupPC would make a good file/image backup. Perfect with what I need. NOW if you mix the SDN cloud Backup to all that you have a PERFECT little system.

    Kevin
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    Wednesday, December 14 2011, 03:52 PM - #Permalink
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    Wow... that's all fantastic. I would have loved to contribute here, but I have been away from my server for almost a week now :(. If you have this working, a HOW-TO would be so very cool Kevin. Hmm... I found this on adding repos in ClearOS http://www.ulverston.myzen.co.uk/mini-itx/pages/repos.htm
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    Wednesday, December 14 2011, 05:27 AM - #Permalink
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    BLAH.

    Never mind.

    Please install yum install 'dvd+rw-tools' and you're good to go. MUCH easier than BackupPC, but a bit less details!

    I'll create a How-To once someone tells me how to add REPOS! hahaha:-)


    Kevin
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    Wednesday, December 14 2011, 05:17 AM - #Permalink
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    I installed the Mondo right from their website there was no problems with the RPM there at all.

    http://www.mondorescue.org/docs/mondorescue-howto.html

    I didn't need to do any search... however, building it from the RPM was tricky, becuase of the dep need. So you need to install the other RPM that are listed too.

    The issue I am face with this is:


    ...ran with res=15
    -------FATAL ERROR---------
    Please install growisofs.
    running: umount /mnt/cdrom > //mondo.tmp.cs2EV0/mondo-run-prog-thing.tmp 2> //mondo.tmp.cs2EV0/mondo-run-prog-thing.err
    --------------------------------start of output-----------------------------
    umount: /mnt/cdrom: not mounted
    --------------------------------end of output------------------------------
    ...ran with res=256
    [Main] newt-specific.c->finish#422: Calling newtSuspend()


    I'm assuming I need to install growisofs, which should be a part of cdrecord (yum install cdrecord)... but I can't install growisofs, as it doesn't exist... or at least not in a RPM form..

    everything else worked fine... if I can test the backup, I would be happy to create a HOW-TO.

    Kevin

    P.S. I'm running ClearOS 5.2 sp1, and running the latest Mondo from the website.

    I'm assuming you couldn't get it working?
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    Kevin Dika wrote:
    BackupPC works pretty nicely. Lots of options, so that can be a bit overwhelming at times.

    As for Mondo,

    Got it installed yesterday
    ... I just need to figure out how to add Repo's that would make the install ALOT easier.

    Anyways, it all seems to work nicely, just need to find a CD drive that works on my system. it was spitting out Errors yesterday so it didn't want to complete the backup.

    I'll try network storage this week if I have a chance.

    Kevin


    What version of Mondo did you install, and on which version of ClearOS?

    Rpm.bone.net was down last night so I wasn't able to search for .rpms . Today, I was able to find the i386 rpms of Mondo by using Advanced Search here:

    http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat/2/simple/2

    with the RHEL 5 & 6 and CentOS 5 & 6 boxes checked. Next would be finding the rpms that Mondo is dependent on, or as Kevin states finding and configuring a repo that will allow installation of Mondo and its dependencies.
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    BackupPC works pretty nicely. Lots of options, so that can be a bit overwhelming at times.

    As for Mondo,

    Got it installed yesterday... I just need to figure out how to add Repo's that would make the install ALOT easier.

    Anyways, it all seems to work nicely, just need to find a CD drive that works on my system. it was spitting out Errors yesterday so it didn't want to complete the backup.

    I'll try network storage this week if I have a chance.

    Kevin
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    Lane Yaremchuk wrote:
    Hmm.. ok, Mondo is out then. What other options are there... guess I'll go have a look around and maybe try BackupPC. Thanks for all the input and help.


    http://www.linuxlinks.com/article/20090105114152803/Backup.html

    http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10things/10-outstanding-linux-backup-utilities/895
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    Tuesday, December 13 2011, 12:46 PM - #Permalink
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    Hmm.. ok, Mondo is out then. What other options are there... guess I'll go have a look around and maybe try BackupPC. Thanks for all the input and help.
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    Peter said there will be a upgrade path but several months after the initial release BUT upgrading from a 32 bit version to a 64 bit version... I can imagine that this is not possible (not completely sure about this).
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    Hmm... yeah, I will wait until it's released. I'm using it as my gateway at home so i don't want to run a beta really. Will we be able to upgrade from the 32bit to 64bit version or will it require a new install I wonder.
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    It's not recommended to use it in a production environment, but I'm using the 64-bit ClearOS 6.1 Beta on our home server. I'm just using it as a file server. The ClearOS developers are hoping to release ClearOS 6.1 early in 2012.
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    Oh no... I did not know this.
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    Lane Yaremchuk wrote:
    Umm.. I am running the 32-bit version?


    If you are using ClearOS 5.x, you are using a 32-bit operating system. ClearOS 6.x will be the first version available in both 64 and 32 bits. All previous versions have been 32-bit.
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    Tuesday, December 13 2011, 02:45 AM - #Permalink
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    Umm.. I am running the 32-bit version?
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    ClearOS 5.x is based on CentOS 5.x, which is built on source code from Redhat 5.x. If you are using ClearOS 5.2 (32-bit), I don't see any i386 (32-bit) versions of the Rehat Enterprise 5 Mondo .rpm's, only x64 .rpm's (64-bit) at the link you posted.
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    I'm lost...

    I want to download and install this so I browse to http://www.mondorescue.org and learn that I need to download the "repo" file from ftp://ftp.mondorescue.org/fedora/ and add it to the "/etc/yum.repos.d" directory. Then I start thinking, there are 16 folders there that represent 16 versions of Fedora... what version do I take for the ClearOS distro?

    If I go to the Redhat folder, there are several versions there as well. Can someone help with this please?

    Kernel is: kernel-2.6.18-194.8.1.v5

    What version of Redhat or Fedora is ClearOS based on?



    ~Thanks
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    Lane Yaremchuk wrote:
    Is clonezilla something you can setup with a cron-job and have it do nightly backups? I'll go read about it as well...


    I don't know. I've only heard of it being used as a live CD.
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    The other reason I like the idea of Mondo is that some very large organizations are using it. Our local utility company uses it in one of the largest data centres in NA. I'm gonna give it a go.
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    Is clonezilla something you can setup with a cron-job and have it do nightly backups? I'll go read about it as well...
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    I haven't heard about Mondorescue in years, and I've never used it. Looking at some of the documents on the Mondorescue site, it seems that you have to run it from the command line. If you are comfortable with that, you can try it. On the Mondorescue site they state that now "Mondo is not the only good, free disaster recovery solution for Linux." ......"Another more recent tool is Clonezilla."

    I'd try Clonezilla. You can boot it from a CD and backup to an external drive. This step-by-step guide may be helpful:

    http://clonezilla.org/fine-print-live-doc.php?path=./clonezilla-live/doc/01_Save_disk_image/00-boot-clonezilla-live-cd.doc#00-boot-clonezilla-live-cd.doc

    You can also create your own recovery CD with Clonezilla:

    http://clonezilla.org/make-live-recovery.php


    Update - 02/26/2013

    Instructions for setting up Mondo Rescue on ClearOS 6.x - 64 bit are here:


    http://www.clearfoundation.com/component/option,com_kunena/Itemid,232/catid,23/func,view/id,35638/limit,10/limitstart,30/#43681

    ......and although it is started from the command line, once it starts, you get an (ncurses based?) menu to navigate.


    http://www.clearfoundation.com/media/kunena/attachments/legacy/images/Mondoresue1.jpg
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