GNU/Linux Desktop Survival Guide
by Graham Williams
Debian Packages: mondo mondo-doc
Mondo can be used to backup to DVD. We illustrate a recipe here.
First test things out with:
# mondoarchive -OVr -d /dev/dvd -9 -I /etc -gF
All of the operation of mondoarchive is controlled by
command line options. The
-O option says to do a backup,
-V says to verify the backup. The
option indicates that a DVD is to be used as the backup media, with
/dev/dvd as the device specified with 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
# mondoarchive -OVr -d /dev/dvd -9 -I "/etc /home" \ -E "/home/share /home/kayon/mp3" -gF
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).