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El Quintron
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Re: Best Imaging solution OSS or otherwise

said by Sr Tech:

If you have a server or a station that you can back up to, FOG may be a viable solution. This backs up using network booting option before you even mount the drive.

»sourceforge.net/projects/freeghost/

I have 2 NASes on the network so this is definitely worth looking into.
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said by El Quintron:

said by Sr Tech:

If you have a server or a station that you can back up to, FOG may be a viable solution. This backs up using network booting option before you even mount the drive.

»sourceforge.net/projects/freeghost/

I have 2 NASes on the network so this is definitely worth looking into.

What your backing up to will have to be a physical PC based NAS running linux, FOG does not support Synology or other brand type units. I would like to see them make an add on for one or a manufacture support them in doing so.


El Quintron
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said by Sr Tech:

What your backing up to will have to be a physical PC based NAS running linux, FOG does not support Synology or other brand type units. I would like to see them make an add on for one or a manufacture support them in doing so.

Duly noted.

Does it need something like FreeNAS or could it do a share from any Linux machine?
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said by El Quintron:

said by Sr Tech:

What your backing up to will have to be a physical PC based NAS running linux, FOG does not support Synology or other brand type units. I would like to see them make an add on for one or a manufacture support them in doing so.

Duly noted.

Does it need something like FreeNAS or could it do a share from any Linux machine?

You can do it as a share from a linux box, once in stalled you register the PC's that need to be backed up. Once done, it's a matter of rebooting and selecting boot from the network, select FOG and go from there. You can back up windows or linux clients. A lot of school systems are using this as a back up method as at the end of the year they push back the images to refresh the machines. What I have not done yet, there is a way to defrag and update the images (I need to get one of the people at work to show me how).


El Quintron
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That seems pretty straightforward, I'll be trying this shortly. Thank you for the recommendation.
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