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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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