[SATLUG] Disk Imaging Software - Solved

Marker, Robert rmarker at encoresupportsystems.com
Fri Feb 26 12:53:58 CST 2010


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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-- 
Clonezilla is the ticket. Running the Live disk and have 2 desktops of
several imaged. There's something very Poetic about Linux and Open
Source setting up disaster recovery for M$.

Thanks for the assistance.

Robert 

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