a disk-image is exact copy of the physical media stored as a file and may be transported of the system to a new system the file preserves the exact location where the data was stored on physical disc.

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Obtain an offline image of an Xserve disk

We have an Intel Xserve with Mac OS X 10.4. It seems to have been infected by a virus. We want to obtain the disk image without booting into the OS. Preferably, we would want to boot via a USB disk ...
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Powershell DISM New-Windows Image: Using a CompressionType gives an error

PS C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Hyper-V\BigHomie> New-WindowsImage -CapturePath K: -ImagePath C:\VHDImports\Win764.wim -name "BigHomies Personal Image" -Verify -CompressionType "Max" Throws ...
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How can I push operating system updates to remotely managed linux nodes? [closed]

I want to install a number of Raspberry Pi's in remote locations and push updates over the air to the operating system as necessary, in a way similar to mobile phones. There needs to be a partition ...
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Mounting individual “partitions” from a ddrescue'd whole-device image file?

I ddrescue'd from a sick drive device into an image file (I had enough free space, but not a spare device to copy onto). It seemed to go quite well, but now I can't find how to mount just one ...
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Script partitioning fresh raw disk images with sfdisk (C/H/S ignored?)

I'm trying to automate the process of creating raw disk images. I don't care so much about C/H/S, but that the block size should be a rough standard of 512 bytes. However, I'm having trouble ...
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Tool for taking disk image that includes NIC drivers

I've several laptops of different makes and models that I need to take a one time disk image of (not a clone), as a backup, prior to migrating the OS from Win XP to Win7. At this point, what I'd like ...
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OS X equivalents for Ubuntu's genisoimage and qemu-img

How do I achieve the same result on OS X 10.9 as I do on Ubuntu with commands: $ genisoimage -output init.iso -volid cidata -joliet -rock user-data meta-data and $ qemu-img convert -O raw disk.img ...
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Instructions for pushing image from server on a local network

Every fortnight or so we get around 10-20 computers back from clients and we have to wipe them, restore to factory default, and then install a few select pieces of software. It's arduous and ...
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Prepare a disk to be imaged by Clonezilla for use on smaller disks?

A recurring problem we have is that the computers we use to build our master images on may have larger hard drives than some of the target systems' drives. Its well-known that Clonezilla won't put a ...
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Manipulating root files in images without being root?

In our environment we have linux developer PCs and several embedded boards. The embedded boards are booted from an image. Those image files should be created/modified on the developer PCs. Mounting is ...
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How to create a custom ISO image in CentOS

I am trying to create a custom ISO image which would install the minimal required RPMS along with some custom written RPM of my app. and Also wants to perform some post install steps like configuring ...
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How safe is it to access qemu/kvm raw or qcow2 disk image files from host

I've read mixed opinions about how safe it is to modify qemu disk image files. There are two distinct situations I'm interested in. 1) let's take a raw or qcow2 disk image file not used by kvm (i.e. ...
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Building raw disk images: best way to delete files for compression?

I'm building raw disk images (ie, dd, chroot to install linux). During the customization process I may delete files, use temporary files, etc. What is the best way to delete these files to ensure the ...
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Experiences with using `dd` to copy multi-partition, multi-FS device

I have a disc with several partitions on, each of which has a different kind of file system (ext3, ext4, and, let's say, NTFS). I want to know if I can copy the whole disc to a new one (which is of ...
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why is an md5sum of a micro SD different after I mount it? [closed]

On Linux I dd a binary image to a micro SD card and check each the source and target md5sum, they are identical. I then safely remove the card, and remount the card and do an md5sum again. It is ...
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Image of configurations, processes, and so on [closed]

I have configured my local (Ubuntu) Server in which I have all my services with their own configurations and files, now I want to copy all that to another machine. What's the right method to do it? ...
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Trying to get a local copy of my Linodes disk image but getting permission denied when logging in via SSH [closed]

I'm following this guide so I can download a copy of the disk image as I want to migrate to another host. When I get to the stage where this command needs to be entered: ssh root@123.45.67.89 "dd ...
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Mounting whole-disk filesystems in Windows 2008?

I am booting a Windows instance in an OpenStack environment. OpenStack can use a "configuration drive" to pass information into the instance. This drive is formatted as a whole-disk MS-DOS ...
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Mounting a linux image built with “dd” on Mac OSX 10.7 [closed]

I recently did a ssh root@myserver "dd if=/dev/xvda " | dd of=/<localpath>/myimage.img as instructed by my VPS server docs at linode. I did this before to another linux system and mounted it ...
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hiberfil.sys and pagefile.sys… rebuilt on boot?

I need to take an image of a drive. I'm working from a bootable CD, so I have the option to decruft before taking the image. The Windows installation on the drive has both hyberfil.sys and ...
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How to have a script run once on first boot

I have a Windows 7 image used to deploy with WDS. We like to install all our applications in the master image. The new Adobe CS6 suite needs to be serialized upon deployment, not in the master ...
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Converting an EC2 AMI to vmdk image

I've come quite close to getting Amazon Linux to boot inside VirtualBox, thanks to this answer and these websites. A quick overview of the steps I've taken: Launch EC2 instance with Amazon Linux ...
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logging in to two seperate linode disk images

perhaps I am a bit confused on what a 'disk image' is, but I was under the impression that once I set up multiple disk images in a linode account, they would each act as a distinct server. I have set ...
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USB Image Mounting Executable [closed]

So I've used Daemon tools before to mount ISO images but I was wondering if anyone knows of a lightweight IOS mounter executable that I can put on a thumbdrive and run from any windows device without ...
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Mounting filesystem on logical volume inside virtual whole-disk image

I have tried to mount a virtual disk image on my Fedora host using the command qemu-nbd -c /dev/ndb0 rawhide.img and then detecting the LVM logical volumes and mounting the one I wanted. Obviously, ...
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Imaging LVM-based Linux system to new computer: UUIDs change?

We are attempting to use Acronis TrueImage to copy the hard drive from one standalone Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5-based computer across to two others as part of a production operation. We are using a ...
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Open Source tools to image a drive while OS is running?

In windows 7 are there any tools that are FOSS that can image a non-system drive while the OS is running? I know there are tools such as Clonezilla, GParted, etc; but these are offline tools.
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Cant create Image of Amazon EC2 Instance (instance-store)

I've got the problem, that i need to clone a EC2 Instance but cant create an Image of my running Instance. Where is the Problem? I Hope somebody of you know the AWS and is able to help me out. ...
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Write an image to an external hard disk in Windows 7

As you may already know, Windows Vista SP2 and up (includes Windows 7) block raw disk write access. Is there a way, short of patching the kernel, to override that block? So in cygwin I can do e.g. cat ...
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free up not used space on a qcow2-image-file on kvm/qemu

we are using kvm/qemu with qcow2-images for our virtual machines. qcow2 has this nice feature where the image file only allocates the actually needed space by the virtual-machine. but how do i shrink ...
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Ready-to-use kvm server-images for Rails-Apps?

I'm taking care of some Rails-Deployments. For this I use several KVM virtual machines like this: Apache Load-Balancer (mod_proxy) & HTTPS-Gateway foreach rails-app { Rails-Server ...
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Clonezilla from Command Line

I wan to use Clonezilla to Copy an Entire Disk to another Server. As the Source Disk resides on a Server, I do not have Access to the server to use a Live-CD. I will therefore have to use the command ...
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Is there a way to capture a Hyper-V VHD image of a running Linux (Centos) server?

I have a linux server running Centos (actually its a PBX running Trixbox) that I want to migrate to a Hyper-V based VM so that the physical server can be repurposed. Is it possible to capture a VHD ...
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Full Disk Imaging when machine is running

I am looking for a disk imaging solution that can run in background when my machine is up and running (e.g. via cron). I am using an Ubuntu machine. In the past I have used Clonezilla for periodic ...
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Resizing a partition on a virtual hardisk (file with msdos partition-table)

I have a local file on my disk which contains a msdos partition table and some linux-partitions. I use this as a virtual raw disk with qemu. klm@lato:~/images/disk$ parted arch-linux2 p WARNING: You ...
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How can I copy a VHD image back to a physical disc?

It's quite easy to backup a real drive to VHD, e.g. with Sysinternal's Disk2VHD on XP or with Windows Image Backup on Windows 7. But how do I copy that file back? It's possible by booting a recovery ...
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How to work with Mac/GPT disks in Linux

I use Ubuntu and Debian Linux. I have an image of a (mac) disk that uses GPT. How do I mount one of the partions on this? I have installed gdisk and can list the partitions on the image. I would ...
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How to copy image of used portion of boot HD to smaller replacement SSD

I bought a 80gb Intel SSD to be my primary boot and system disk. I have trimmed my current primary (500gb RAID1) down to 60gb. I want to now image or copy and make the SSD my primary. The software ...
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Disk imaging, active directory, and vss?

I am using a cloud hosting provider, which uses dedicated servers. They let you "image a disk" and then cancel the server. To image the disk, they use software which is similar to Clonezilla (no name ...
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Mounting image files created for iSCSI target daemon

I have recently installed a iSCSI environment on a Ubuntu Server. In this system i have used images created with the following command: dd if=/dev/zero of=/storage/lun1.img bs=1024k count=20000 as ...
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How to configure Active Directory for possible image deployments/imaging of computer joined to domain

I want to make an image of computer that is in domain. The image itself isn't supposed to be used for anything else then to bring the computer back into state it was saved with (including domain ...
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Recommended Procedure and Toolset for Server Migration

Old dell poweredge 2800 with a 2 drive SCSI mirror on an Adaptec 39160 SCSI controller. (2) 146GB UW SCSI HDDs, (1 failed). New Dell T100 with PERCS300 controller & 3 Drive RAID 5. Best way to ...
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Can I image-backup an exchange server?

I would like to have an disk image backup of Exchange, before doing some significant upgrades and expanding a too-small C-Drive. Can I use something like Acronis Backup & Recover 10 Server (price ...
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Install image of a specific Fedora setup

We have a server that is running a specific setup of Fedora 13 and various packages. I would like to create either a boot image or imaging server that contains the image of this installation to be ...
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Migrate Hosted VPS server to my own server

Is it possible to direct copy an entire VPS host to my own server? My current VPS is in the US and the response times from/to Denmark are bugging me a lot. I have previously had my own server, ...
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Can I use a single OS X Installation Image on multiple machines?

I currently admin a small variety of Mac's at work. We have some G3/G4/G5/MBP/iBook/eMac/iMac. I've noticed that each system is configured slightly different and wanted to come up with some disk ...
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How to boot floppy image without floppy drive?

Suppose I have a 1.44 MB floppy image with, say, a BIOS update, and a server with no floppy drive. How do I boot this image on the server? Without getting a USB floppy drive, that is. I tried ...
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Aging SBS needs updates / Thoughts for one-off, off-line complete backup?

So, we checked out the status of an SBS 2003 at one of our more recent, spend-averse clients and found it to be woefully out-of-date. Scary out of date. I think it's running IE2. Ok, maybe not that ...
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Looking for fast, minimal, preferrably free disc cloning software

I'm a software developer, and we have to test our application installation and functionality on many Windows operating system versions and languages (XP, Vista, Win7; English, Spanish, Portuguese, ...
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unattended recovery from image

I've got quite a few machines which sometimes need to be restored from an image. There's a slight problem that those machines are at different locations, don't have keyboards and sometimes don't even ...