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Mondo Rescue - An easy to use disaster recovery software for GNU/Linux

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Studies show that one of the principal point of hardware failures in a computer pertains to the hard disk. This is especially true if you are in the habit of running the machine for lengthy durations in between reboots to the order of days and months, if not years. Usually mission critical servers are run in such a manner. But now a days, with the advent of always-on internet access, more and more home users find it convenient to keep their machines turned on for days on end even when they are not in use. In such a scenario, it is only a matter of time before the user is faced with a hard disk failure.

This is where the disaster recovery software gain prominence. If you are in the habit of taking a snap shot of your computer file-system on a regular basis, in the advent of a hard disk failure, you can not only save all your data but also get your system up and running in very short time .

There are quite a few ways of getting a snapshot of a live system in Linux. Many of them requiring varying degrees of expertise. One such software is Mondo Rescue which simplifies the whole act of backup and restore of the filesystem in Linux. More specifically, Mondo rescue is a disaster recovery software developed by Hugo Rabson for GNU/Linux which allows one to effortlessly backup and interactively restore filesystems mounted in Linux which includes even NTFS partitions. And what is more interesting is that, you are provided the choice of backing up to a variety of media like the CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, NFS share, tape and even to another partition of the hard disk.

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    Data strategy - cloud strategy - business strategy: Aligning the three was one of the main themes (initially put forward in his opening keynote by CTO of Hortonworks Scott Gnau) thoughout this weeks Dataworks Summit Berlin kindly organised and hosted by Hortonworks. The event was attended by over 1000 attendees joining from 51 countries. The inspiration hat was put forward in the first keynote by Scott was to take a closer look at the data lifecycle - including the fact that a lot of data is being created (and made available) outside the control of those using it: Smart farming users are using a combination of weather data, information on soil conditions gathered through sensors out in the field in order to inform daily decisions. Manufacturing is moving towards closer monitoring of production lines to spot inefficiencies. Cities are starting to deploy systems that allow for better integration of public services. UX is being optimized through extensive automation.

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