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Old 12-10-2007, 04:28 PM   #1
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cloning hard drives


Just a quick question. I like to work on machines remotely. Right now, I am scanning a windows machine for viruses from this machine using smbmount and f-prot antivirus. This setup works really well. Here is my question:

Is there a program that I can install on this linux machine, which will allow me to clone a hard drive to another drive on a remote windows machine?

This machine is Slackware 12.... Love it!

Any help is appreciated.
 
Old 12-10-2007, 05:52 PM   #2
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Is there a program that I can install on this linux machine, which will allow me to clone a hard drive to another drive on a remote windows machine?
Partimage: http://www.partimage.org/
 
Old 12-10-2007, 09:00 PM   #3
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awesome, thanks for the info! This will do what I need to do
 
Old 12-11-2007, 03:54 PM   #4
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Well with partimage you need to create an image and then extract it on another machine. Into the /dev/XdY which you don't have from a remote connection, all you have is /mount/point
 
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Well with partimage you need to create an image and then extract it on another machine. Into the /dev/XdY which you don't have from a remote connection, all you have is /mount/point
Based on the enthusiasm of his response, I think he has access to the "remote" machine. If so, he can either boot System Rescue CD and use it to restore the saved image, or he can boot some other Live CD that has partimage on it.
 
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If I'm understanding your question correctly, Slackware already comes with a handy tool called dd. I use this with SSH and samba all the time to make images of my hard drive.
 
Old 12-11-2007, 05:30 PM   #7
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Hi,

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Well with partimage you need to create an image and then extract it on another machine. Into the /dev/XdY which you don't have from a remote connection, all you have is /mount/point
My read of his post was that he does have access. If you look at the 'Partimage-manual Network-support' you will see that it is possible.

I do prefer to use the SystemRescueCd which has Partimage and several other useful tools.
 
  


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