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MondoRescue: the GPL Disaster Recovery Solution

Bruno Cornec (Hewlett-Packard)
Administration
Location: D136
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MondoRescue is a GPL Disaster Recovery Solution. It exists since 2000. and has now matured to a global solution used both to restore systems in case of emergency as well as to deploy dozens of systems having the same or nearly the same configuration. The main web site is at http://www.mondorescue.org where all the detailed information is contained.

The presentation will explain the various functions of the solution:

  • backup image creation, (various FS supported, compression schemas, media, distributions, …
  • mindi, the mini-distro creating the environment needed for restoration
  • restore options, (fully automized, interactive, compare mode, online, … some extended usages for which the presenters made patches (LVM v2 support, PXE, support …)
  • creating an image deployment server suited for PXE restauration of mondo images
  • cloning techniques with mondo.

It will also explain the new orientations given to the project since Sept. 2005 with the new maintainership of B. Cornec (France) helped by A. Leidenfrost (Australia) and the various aspects considered for 3.0.×.

At last, we will also cover some inportant points done around project management (SVN, ML, trac, …)

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Bruno Cornec

Hewlett-Packard

Bruno Cornec is Engineer of the French Ecole Centrale de Lyon. (1987)
He has been managing various Unix systems since 1987 and Linux since 1993 (0.99pl14).
Bruno first worked 8 years around Software Engineering and Configuration Management Syst
ems.
Since 1996, he is Linux Solution Consultant and Open Source Evangelist, initially for an
HP reseller and now for Hewlett Packard directly in the HP/Intel Solution Center.

Bruno is also Linux and Open Source Profession Lead for EMEA at Hewlett Packard.

Bruno is a Mandriva contributor since 2003.
Since Sept 2005, Bruno has taken the maintenance of the MondoRescue project (GPL disaste
r recovery solution)
Since 2006 is a also leading the dploy.org initiative and contributes to the LinuxCOE pr
oject.

As part of his work he has made numerous presentations for Solution Linux in France, Lib
re Software Meeting, NordU, Linux World UK, Linux Expo Milano, LCA 2007 around various t
opics (High Availability, Deployment solutions, System management, …)

Outside computers, Bruno also likes early and baroque music, singing and playing the rec
order. He’s married and father of 3 kids.

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