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       mondorestore - a restore / disaster-recovery tool.


       mondorestore [-p prefix][-K loglevel][-i][-U]...  : restore your PC


       mondorestore restores data previously backed up with mondoarchive.

       Note  that  mondorestore  will  usually  automatically  be  called when
       booting  a  MondoRescue  medium.  The  only  exception  is  booting   a
       MondoRescue  medium  in  Expert  mode in which case mondorestore can be
       evoked from the command line.

       -p prefix
              Use prefix to specify the name of your ISO images.  By  default,
              mondorestore  names images mondorescue-1.iso, mondorescue-2.iso,
              ...   Using  -p  machine  mondorestore  will  use  images  named
              machine-1.iso, machine-2.iso, ...

       -i     Use  ISO  files  (CD images) as restore media. This is good when
              having backed up your system to  a  spare  hard  drive.  The  -n
              switch  is  a  wiser choice if you plan to restore from a remote

       -n mount
              Use files residing on NFS partition as restore media.  mount  is
              the remote mount-point, e.g. ’’ for my file
              server. Please mount it before restoring/verifying.

       -t     Use tape streamer as restore device and  its  tapes  as  restore

       -U     Use a generic USB device as restore device. Use this if you want
              to read your backup from a USB key or USB disk.  The USB  device
              should  be  attached to the system ir order for this to work and
              its device name passed to the -d option.

       -u     Use a generic streaming device as restore device.  Use  this  if
              you  want to read your backup from a device that is not directly
              support by mondoarchive. This will get the data directly from  a
              raw device.  For experienced users only.

       -E path ...
              Exclude  path(s)  from restore (future dev). The paths should be
              separated with a whitespace.  /mnt/cdrom,  /proc,  /sys,  /tmp).
              For  example,  if you are restoring up from an NFS mount but you
              do not want to  restore  some  content,  exclude  it  with  that

       -I path ...
              Include paths(s) to retore (future dev).

       -J file
              Specify  an explicit list of files and directories to restore in
              a plain text file, one item (file or directory) per line. Beware
              that directories placed in that file are not managed recursively
              contrary to what is done with the -I option.

       -d dev|dir
              Specify the restore device (CD/tape/USB) or directory (NFS/ISO).
              For CD-R[W] drives, this is the SCSI node where the drive may be
              found, e.g. ’0,1,0’. For tape users, this is the tape  streamers
              /dev  entry,  e.g. ’/dev/st0’. For USB users, this is the device
              name of your key or external disk. For ISO users,  this  is  the
              directory  where  the ISO images are stored. For NFS users, this
              is the directory within the NFS  mount  where  the  backups  are
              stored. The default for ISO and NFS is ’/var/cache/mondo’.

       -g     GUI mode. Without this switch, the screen output of mondorestore
              is text based.

       -m     Manual  (not  self-retracting)  CD  trays  are  often  found  on
              laptops.  If you are a laptop user, your CD burner has BurnProof
              technology or you experience problems  with  mondo  then  please
              call mondorestore with this switch.

       -o     Use  OBDR  (One  Button  Disaster  Recovery)  type of tapes.  By
              default, tapes are not bootable. With this flag,  tape  will  be
              read as bootable tapes following the OBDR format.

       -x dev ...
              Specify  non-Linux  partitions which you want to restore (future

       -T path
              Specify the full pathname of the tempdir,  the  directory  where
              temporary files are stored.

       -b     Specify  the internal block size used by the tape drive. This is
              usually 32K but some drives just don’t like  that.  They  should
              but  they  don’t.  That’s  what  happens when tape drive vendors
              don’t talk to kernel driver writers. Try 512 or 16384.

       -e     Don’t eject the CD or tape when restoring...

       -f device
              Specify the drive  on  which  your  Master  Boot  Record  lives.
              Usually, this is discovered automatically. (future dev)

       -Q     Give more detailed information about the boot loader.

       -K loglevel
              Specify  the  loglevel.  Use  99  for full debug. Standard debug
              level is 4.

       -z     Use extended attributes and acl for each file and store them  in
              the backup media. Use this option if you use SElinux e.g. but it
              will slow down backup and restore time of course.

       -Z     Specify mondorestore mode. Mode could be one of nuke: This  mode
              restore  everything  like on the original system with no/minimal
              questions interactive: This mode asks all the questions  to  the
              user compare: This mode just compares the system with the backup
              iso: This mode restores from iso images, instead of  real  media
              isonuke:  This  mode  restores  from iso images, instead of real
              media, with no/minimal questions mbr: This  mode  just  restores
              the MBR (Master Boot Record)


       mondorestore     generates     an     Extremely     important     file:
       /var/log/mondorestore.log.  When seeking technical support, attach this
       file to your email.


       /var/log/mondorestore.log   This  log  contains  important  information
       required to analyse mondorestore problem reports. Mondo support  highly
       recommends sending this file with support questions. It’s located under
       /tmp during the restore process and moved under /var/log at the end.


       A link to Mondo’s HTML-based manual (by Bruno Cornec, Mikael  Hultgren,
       Cafeole,  Randy  Delphs,  Stan Benoit, and Hugo Rabson) may be found at - or in /usr/share/doc/mondo-x.xx
       on your hard drive.


       It  is  recommend that your system has more than 64 MB ram. SCSI device
       order change with nuke can have unexpected results. It  is  recommended
       you use expert mode with drastic hardware reconfigurations.


       afio(1), bzip2(1), find(1), mindi(8), mondoarchive(8).


       Bruno Cornec (lead-development)
       Andree Leidenfrost (co-developper)


       Hugo Rabson (original author)
       Jesse Keating (packaging)
       Stan Benoit (testing)
       Mikael Hultgren (docs)
       See mailing list at for technical support.