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Recipe 16.19. Restoring a System from a Mondo Rescue Disk

16.19.1 Problem

You need to do a complete system rebuild because your system has been compromised, or you just want to blow away your existing installation and restore it to a previous, known-good state.

16.19.2 Solution

To perform a complete system rebuild, boot to your Mondo rescue disk and type nuke at the command prompt. It will completely overwrite your system and restore it to the state saved on the Mondo disk.

16.19.3 Discussion

You can use Mondo to back up your entire system, including datafiles, or just the root filesystem. Using Mondo to preserve the root filesystem on a bootable CD, then backing up data separately on an rsync server, is an easy, fast way to do both backups and restores.

16.19.4 See Also

  • mondoarchive(1)

  • Your locally installed Mondo documentation (/usr/share/doc/mondo/hml/1.6x-howto)

  • Mondo user forums (

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