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Restore a windows 7 image to different PC's

We run an office full of laptops that are all different ages/configurations with lots of different hardware. Basically we want to upgrade every laptop to windows 7, the classic ghost deployment ...
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Linux disk clone: tar vs special clone utility

My situation is as follows. I have installed Debian Lenny, including Apache, MySQL, etc., on a master machine. Now I would like to be able to perform the same installation over and over again. I can ...
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Regular clone of Ubuntu Server for Parallels

What would be the best way to go about taking a regular copy/image/whatever of a live (Ubuntu LTS Hardy) server, so that I can run it as a local test and backup environment within Parallels. More ...
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Windows XP environment that is reproducable

I want to set up a Windows XP environment that can be copied directly with the following properties: Same programs/settings installed on all of the instances Only things differing are necessary ...
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Clone a working Linux server

I need to clone a working linux server. We cannot shut down the working server. Is there any way I can get a clone and deploy it on another server?
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clone running windows with tool running within it

I've been told there's a tool which can be ran from a currently-running Windows to create an image of it, which later can be used, or converted to a format which can be used by vmware. Since I have ...
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block level vs. file level cloning?

I've always been a block level kinda guy but I'm interested in hearing some real world experiences with file level cloning. What are some of the advantages and disadvantages as well as what tools work ...
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What's the easiest way to clone a production virtual machine for testing?

We're running Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008. I have a production environment VM for which I'm planning some major application upgrades. These upgrades are completely within the VM (not at the host ...
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Cloning old RHEL 4.3 on Dell Poweredge 2850 to PE2950 with SAS PERC6i

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2850 with a PERC 4 controller and SCSI drives. I need to clone that to a PE2950 with a PERC6i with SAS drives. I've used the DKMS package along with the latest driver on ...
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Cloning SharePoint (WSS 3.0) and Hyper-V

I have a VM with SharePoint (WSS 3.0) installed on it. What is the best way to clone the VM so that the cloned machine has a new SID etc? Running NewSid on the VM breaks SharePoint. Is it possible ...
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How do I fix scp file transfers between cloned Linux machines?

In order to get an identical setup between machines with identical hardware, I cloned the drive from one onto the other, then did the ip and hostname configuration to differentiate the two Linux ...