Mondo to the Rescue

Mondo is reliable, comprehensive and free (GNU Public License) disaster recovery software and backs up your GNU/Linux server or workstation to tape, CD-R, CD-RW, NFS or hard disk partition. In the event of catastrophic data loss, you will be able to restore all of your data (or as much as you want), from bare metal if necessary. Mondo runs on all major [Linux] distributions and is getting better all the time. You may even use it to backup non-Linux partitions, such as NTFS.