[SATLUG] Disk Imaging Software

Miguel Guhlin mguhlin at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 19:43:36 CST 2010


You definitely need to consider FOG.
http://www.mguhlin.org/2009/05/fog-free-computer-cloning-solution.html

Some other solutions:
http://www.mguhlin.org/2010/01/download-la-mode-reimaging-solutions.html

Miguel Guhlin
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On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 3:25 PM, David Kowis <dkowis at shlrm.org> wrote:

> On 2/25/2010 3:24 PM, Don Wright wrote:
>
>> On Thu, 25 Feb 2010 14:44:55 -0600, "Marker, Robert"
>> <rmarker at encoresupportsystems.com>  wrote:
>>
>>  I am looking for OSS to create/recover disaster recovery images of a
>>> number of desktops.
>>>
>>
>>
>> DistroWatch.com lists 10 distributions under the category "Rescue". Of
>> the list, the most regularly updated is SystemRescueCD.
>> http://www.sysresccd.org/
>>
>> A number of utility-oriented distros (PartedMagic, CloneZilla) include
>> one or more partition copy/clone utilities as well as the venerable
>> GParted editor. These are categorized in DistroWatch as "Specialist".
>>
>> I regularly use SystemRescueCD or Trinity Rescue Kit for backup of NTFS
>> partitions. I like having backups in at least two forms on different
>> media, such as hard drive and USB flash drive, before making big changes
>> to a computer system.  --Don
>>
>
> I can highly recommend the SysRescueCD. CloneZilla is definately the way to
> do backups of windows machines.
>
> You can do it over NFS, Samba (windows file shares), ssh, or a locally
> attached harddrive. Works wonderfully, the ntfs cloning knows to remove
> pagefiles so they don't take up unecessary space on the image.
>
> It's not quite as pretty as norton ghost, but can do everything ghost can
> do.
>
> I've used CloneZilla at work to image the workstations we were using. I'd
> then image them across the network real quick and people had their desktop
> ready to go in a short while. I think clonezilla can do multicast cloning,
> but you might check up on that.
>
> David
>
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