can be used to backup to DVD. We illustrate a
First test things out with:
# mondoarchive -OVr -d /dev/dvd -9 -I /etc -gF
This will generate a bootable DVD that also backs up /etc.
You can boot from this DVD and then recover files. Alternatively, and
more typically, you can recover files
running mondorestore. This starts up a basic interface to
select files to be recovered.
All of the operation of mondoarchive is controlled by
command line options. The -O option says to do a backup,
and the -V says to verify the backup. The -r
option indicates that a DVD is to be used as the backup media, with
/dev/dvd as the device specified with the -d
option. The -9 requests the highest level of compression,
-g requests the GUI mode, and -F removes a
unnecessary request to write a boot floppy.
We can now backup our whole /home and /etc
directories. You can specify what to backup on the command line:
# mondoarchive -OVr -d /dev/dvd -9 -I "/etc /home" -gF
And you can refine this by specifying those directories you do not
want backed up:
# mondoarchive -OVr -d /dev/dvd -9 -I "/etc /home" \
-E "/home/share /home/kayon/mp3" -gF
Note that the backups will start to take some time - likely to be
several hours depending on how much is to be backed up.
One strategy might be to create several backups, each of a specific
area of about the size that will fit onto the DVD (compressed). Then
cycle through these backup regions, always keeping two backups (the
current and the previous).
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