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What is Mondo?

Mondo is reliable. It backs up your GNU/Linux server or workstation to tape, CD-R, CD-RW, NFS or hard disk 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 Lockheed-Martin, Nortel Networks, Siemens, HP (US and France), IBM, NASA's JPL, the US Dept of Agriculture, 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 use it to backup non-Linux partitions, such as NTFS.

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 charge for 1-to-1 technical support to fund Mondo's development.

Here are some external references to Mondo. [PCQuest] [TechRepublic] [HP] [SSC] [UsaLug] [HP again] [SFFTech] [Geekman] [SuSE] [] [Linux Journal] [LJ again] [and again] [SolarPC] [Oklahoma Bar Assoc.] [CCP14]

Who are the Mondo Devteam?

Hugo Rabson
author & maintainer

Stan Benoit
beta testing; bugfixes

Héctor García Álvarez
Debian release guru

Joshua Oreman
FreeBSD port

Michael Clark
DPF docs

There are dozens of regular contributors and over 300 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, free disaster recovery solution for Linux. 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 friendly and helpful.

Final thoughts

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

- Jesse Keating