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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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    yaye
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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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    Tuesday, October 16 2012, 01:06 AM - #Permalink
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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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    yaye
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    Saturday, July 14 2012, 10:54 PM - #Permalink
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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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    yaye
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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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    yaye
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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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    yaye
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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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    Kevin Dika
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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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    yaye
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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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