If you like Redo, check this out!

We've finally released OpenDynamo, our PHP-based project for backing up, restoring, and installing new websites over at OpenDynamo.org which allows anyone to create a new open source website in just a few clicks. It's kind of like having Redo Backup for your website!

Get Redo Backup

We need feedback! If you like it, please consider giving the project a "thumbs up" on SourceForge. If you find a problem, please go here to tell us how we can improve Redo Backup. It is a live CD, so you cannot run the program from within Windows or any other operating system; you need to follow the steps below exactly as they are presented in order to use Redo Backup.

Getting Started

1. Download the latest live CD image

Download the latest version of the Redo Backup live CD from here.

2. Burn the image to a CD

You'll need to burn the ISO disc image using a CD burning program such as InfraRecorder for Windows.

3. Put the CD in and reboot

Redo Backup does not run from inside Windows or any other operating system because it is one! You must restart your computer with the CD in the drive in order to use Redo Backup. Place the new CD in your CD-ROM drive and reboot the machine. To boot from the CD-ROM drive, you may need to press a key such as F8 or F12 while your computer is starting up.

After the CD boots, you will have a mini operating system loaded into memory which will launch Redo Backup. It will not install anything to your hard drive. You decide when and where you want to save any backup images, if you choose to do so.

System Requirements

  • PC (Intel/AMD compatible)
  • 512MB RAM

Installing to a USB Stick (Optional)

There are two ways to create a bootable USB stick with Redo Backup on it:

1. Installing from CD to USB

Burn a CD, boot from it, and then use the "Install to USB Drive" tool from the start menu. This is the easiest and most straightforward way to put Redo on a USB stick.

2. Installing Directly to USB with Unetbootin

Sometimes, as with a netbook, you may not have easy access to a CD-ROM drive. Advanced users may then wish to use Unetbootin to install the ISO image directly to a USB stick, bypassing the step of burning a CD. If you use an older version of Unetbootin, it will not work. You must have the latest version of Unetbootin downloaded directly from their website.

Using Unetbootin is not recommended because it prevents the Redo Backup splash screen, help files, boot menu messages, and other features from being displayed or used. Please let the maintainers of Unetbootin know that you would like these issues to be fixed, and Redo Backup added to the list of built-in images! Just go to http://bugs.launchpad.net/unetbootin and open a bug report to do so.