Mephisto Backup 1.10.4

A simple backup program
Mephisto Backup
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Mephisto Backup is a simple backup program written in Java that wraps around TAR.

This program can do simple backups and syncs over a network or locally.It uses tar and rsync in the background. The key feature of this program is the ability to backup your system to an image and copy it to a Linux Live DVD for future restoration. The user can then take that cd and move his or her system to any PC.

How to run: cd into the folder, cd dist, java -jar *.jar.

How do I re-image a machine?

1. Add your backup file to a live cd using isomaster.
(Mephisto Backup 1.1 does this for you)

2. Boot the Live cd.

3. Format your partitions.

4. mount and extract the backup file.

5. mount -o bind /dev /mnt/dev

mount -o bind /sys /mnt/sys

mount -o bind /proc /mnt/proc

chroot /mnt

6. Use mkinitrd to generate a fresh initrd image

7. grub-install /dev/sda

Main features:

  • Backup Schedules.
  • Restore your OS from the Mephisto Live CD. The live CD is used by Mephisto Backup to Restore your system only.
  • Displays the size of your backup ISO and TAR file after each backup job is ran.
  • Bug fixes and improvements.
  • Restore CD works good with RedHat and Debian based systems.
  • Blank DVD-RW’s.

last updated on:
June 3rd, 2010, 13:52 GMT
license type:
GPL v3 
developed by:
Phillip Tribble
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What's New in This Release:
  • New features were back-ported from v11 to increase stability because the 1.10 branch is going for stability.
  • – Changed display to avoid confusion. Links are displayed for each CPU type.
  • – Checks to ensure that the initrd was created.
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