How to Clone/Backup Linux Systems Using – Mondo Rescue Disaster Recovery Tool

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111 Responses

  1. Usama says:

    Getting following error while installing mondo on centos5.7:

    problem opening package perl-ProjectBuilder-0.14.6-1.rhel5.noarch.rpm

  2. kapali says:

    i have tried all the things step by step for a single machine backup, the data size took 3 dvd of 4.7 GB. while i started restoring it . once the first disc completed. it is asking for second disc but once i put the second one it is not recognizing & not proceeding data restore from the second disk. what will be the issue . can you please brief me ? Thanks in Advance…..rock on.

    • kapali says:

      Its a superb tool, i Have done complete server migration from this rocking mondo backup tool, you guys rock ( Tecmint Team).

  3. ankush jain says:

    Sir i want to take full image of Linux server, if any case Linux server will down then I will be restore easily so what is the command of create Linux server image and I want to create ghost image of Linux server

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Please follow the instructions shown in this article to create a full Linux OS image..

      • kapali says:

        Hi Ravi,

        Its great to know you. one of my biggest task is over because of this post. I have create iso of our on premises centos server and which will be creating and storing in “/home/Mondo/” folder with 4480 size which will be suitable for DVD.

        But I want it to be automated so i need a shell script for this… Requirement is mondo will create ISOs and will be stored in our internal hard disk under ” /home/Mondo/” and the size will be 4480 (DVD size) with compression of 9. Please please support me on this ….Thanks in advance ……..Great support Ravi.

  4. fr2632 says:

    –2016-09-14 12:20:54–
    => “mondorescue.repo”
    Resolving failed: Temporary failure in name resolution.
    wget: unable to resolve host address “”

  5. David says:

    Is there a way to get back to the session if you loose your SSH connection?

  6. André Verwijs says:

    backup works great.. but restore is a different story…. :(

  7. john says:

    I use to use mondorescue in Ubuntu within a VM all the time to build and test servers and then install them on clients systems. But it no longer works with Ubuntu and as I see you are doing this in Windows that makes a big difference when you tell people it works with Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint because it does not.

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Actually, the article is little outdated and haven’t been updated yet, so just a question are you using latest version of Mondoresuce on the latest Ubuntu VM? is it working fine without any errors? If, yes will update this article with new release..

  8. Prateek says:

    can we install it on a single machine and take backup of all other machine through that single machine ?

    Please help

    • Ravi Saive says:


      No that’s not possible, its only allowed to install on one system for cloning, not for multiple systems..

  9. Rommel says:

    For RHEL/Centos 7, the URL for the repo file is

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