Mirror/replay installation - HOW?
Are there any tools that will make it possible to 'capture' the installation/configuration of a system and mirror/replay it at other computers or make it possible to restore a system after a problem?
There are several different uses for this, but in each case, it would save a lot of overhead to just backup the information *about* installed software and the configuration files, instead of backing up all the actual data. It would save a lot of space and network bandwidth and if done properly, could be the basis for a slightly modified installation.
I am currently using Ubuntu, so if there is something like this available for that distro, I'd be glad to hear it. Learning about such tools for other distros (maybe enterprise level?) would be interesting too though.