Project Release Information
This release adds support for the initramfs
filesystem for booting
OpenSuse and FecoraCore releases with the mkCDrec
boot CD, dramatically
improves slow USB device support, and upgrades
busybox to version
Default booting of the initial ramdisk happens via the ramfs file system. Support has been added for FedoraCore 7, and BusyBox has been updated to 1.7.2. All #!/bin/sh were replaced by #!/bin/bash so that scripts continue to work under newer Ubuntu versions.
Busybox was upgraded from version 1.1.1 to 1.4.2.
Some minor bugs were fixed. Mandriva 2007, CentOS
5, and RHEL 4 are supported as well.
The busybox configuration has been changed to avoid the compilation errors on x86_64 and IA-64 architectures. By adding the plugin for Legato Networker, mkCDrec can use another backup/restore program to retrieve the files of the system. The previous plugins (HP Data Protector and IBM TSM) were fixed for the tmpfs file system problem with /dev.
This release fixes a major bug with the link between mkcdrec and busybox-1.1.0. All binary packages (of version 0.9) are impacted and should download this release to avoid the "chroot not found" issue. Furthermore, the /etc/mkcdrec.conf file is now always read by all routines of mkcdrec. The /etc/mkcdrec.conf file may contain your customised settings and will survive release upgrades.
mkCDrec (Make CD-ROM Recovery) makes a bootable (El Torito) disaster recovery image, including backups of the Linux system to one or more CD-ROM(s) (multi-volume sets). Otherwise, the backups can be stored on another disk, NFS/CIFS disk, or (remote) tape. After a disk crash or system intrusion, the system can be booted from the CD-ROM and one can restore the complete system as it was. It also features disk cloning, which allows one to restore a disk to another disk (the destination disk does not have to be of the same size, as it calculates the partition layout itself). Currently, ext2, ext3, minix, MS-DOS, FAT, VFAT, Reiserfs, XFS, and JFS filesystems are supported. It can restore disks in Software RAID and LVM mode. It supports the One Button Disaster Recovery (OBDR) mode, which simulates a bootable CD-ROM on tape.