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Old 01-23-2012, 06:15 PM   #1
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Linux ghosting/imaging

at work,I witnessed the use of VMware Ghost (or is that symantec?) to clone computers across a network and with USB keys .I'd like to do it, it seems to be a very useful piece of software as I'm setting up my own network right now.

Is there a free open-source equivalent? What would you suggest?
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Yeah Clonezilla all the way.
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I have used g4l for many years. The interface is not as pretty as Clonzilla (it looks more like Symantec/Norton Ghost) and it will not image ext4 partitions. Other than that it has been very reliable. I would not compute without it.

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Depends a little on what the machines are that you want to image.

The previously mentioned Clonezilla seems to have a lot of support. There's also FOG. Last time I looked (which was a while back) one of the differences between Clonezilla and FOG is that FOG allows terminal based commands after a Windows image is pushed out to a machine. In other words, set up printers, patch files, etc.


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