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Best practices to keep your computer(s) backed up efficiently?

I'm looking for a cheap and efficient strategy to keep my personal computers and laptops backed up. For example, currently I take a snapshot of my desktop once a week with Ghost and place the image ...
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On Windows: is it safe to do a robocopy in order to clone the system?

Let me start by giving a bit of a background. On Linux systems, I frequently rely on the fact that as long as I can get all files over from one hard drive to another, and as long as I fix up the boot ...
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Looking to replace Ghost with FSArchiver or Clonezilla, few questions about capabilities

I work for a PC Repair company and we are looking into setting up a dedicated machine with externally accessible SATA bays to clone harddrives as a safety net incase something goes wrong during a ...
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How to clone computers to give each an unique computer name

Some software require each computer to have an unique name in the network. After cloning from an identical ghost image for each computer, each of the 100+ computers will have the same name. As a ...
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Is a new SID applied when sysprep-ping a Windows image or when deploying?

My organisation currently has Windows XP (yes, I know official support for it ceases in less than 24 hours) and Windows 7 system images made with Symantec Ghost 11 that we routinely deploy to machines....
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Simple Workstation Imaging Solution?

I need a fairly cheap imaging solution for Windows XP corporate desktops. Ideally, I'd be able to set up a desktop exactly as we want it, create an image, deploy this image to a server, then boot a ...
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Is it possible to reduce NodeJS memory usage (e.g., Ghost blogging platform)

CPU [ 0.0%] Tasks: 15, 2 thr; 1 running Mem [|||| 14/256MB] Load average: 0.00 0.00 0.00 Swp [| 1/256MB] Uptime: 15 days, 06:02:...
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After imaging a drive, you receive the message “This copy of Windows is not Genuine” on Windows 7

I recently imaged the hard drive in my computer to a new SSD drive hoping to be able to quickly and easily swap the original drive with the new SSD drive. When I booted to Windows after installing the ...
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Upgrade 2 Ghost blogs on same server, 1 quits immediately when run as a service

I have 2 Ghost blogs on a Digital Ocean server running: Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS Nginx 1.4.6 (Ubuntu) Node v0.12.7 I used the instructions provided by Digital Ocean to set up the blogs, and they have ...
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Best Server Ghost-Like Tool For Windows [closed]

I'm looking for advice on which tool we should use to clone servers. In the short term, we will be cloning identical hardware but in the long run we may want to create one image and replicate that on ...
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Norton Ghost EBAB03F1: The specified network name is no longer available

After about 15 minutes, a Norton Ghost 14 backup fails with Error EBAB03F1: The specified network name is no longer available. The source computer is a P4 laptop running Windows XP SP3. The target ...
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No success when trying to upgrade glibc on RHEL4 due to GHOST

Due to the recent GHOST vulnerability I was trying to upgrade the glibc version on our RHEL4. The command I tried using was: rpm -Uvh glibc-2.3.4-2.57.x86_64.rpm Result was: [root@rhel4-test ~]# ...
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Is Imaging over wireless possible and/or feasible? PXE boot over Wireless?

I am looking to implement (if possible/feasible) the ability to image a PC and Mac via our wireless network. Is this actually possible? I have read multiple documents that newer Macbook Airs can do ...
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Clone workstation for quick deploy?

This is a question that has been asked a lot, but I can't seem to find the answer I am looking for. We are looking at buying a small quantity of workstations, around 6, which all will have exactly ...
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Redirect Loop SSL Nginx Cloudflare

I have Universal SSL with CloudFlare. I wanted to set up a permanent SSL redirect on my Ghost blog. This was my original config. It works great individually using http://example.com and https://...
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Ghost Solution Suite: Booting over PXE to WinPE for re-imaging, then booting to installed OS

I have 40 networked computers that need to be re-imaged each night over a network via an automatic and unattended process. This is to reset the computers to a default state, as well as update the ...
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RPCSS kerberos issues on imaged Windows workstations

While doing some unrelated troubleshooting (at least I think so, shared-printer issues) I came across a set of Event Log entries that have me concerned. Machine Name: labcomputer82 Source: Security-...
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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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Is there a Multiple User login method when remoted into a Window 2008 R2 Server?

I have configured a Windows 2008 R2 Server for many users to connect to - but right now I have them all logging in with one account which is bound to our domain. The purpose of this server is for ...
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P2V From Ghost Image (.gho) Without Original Hardware

Is there any realistic way to convert a WinXP Pro system to VMWare or VirtualBox (p2v) without the original systems hardware? I have a ghost image (it's a .gho, unfortunately not .sv2i) of the ...
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Need advice: Boot-from-SAN back to Direct-Attached Storage

For reasons beyond my control, we need to move a boot-from-san server back to direct-attached-storage. All of it's drives are on the SAN. I'm looking for any advice, recommendations and/or potential ...
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How can I get end-user Ghost running on servers?

I have been running Ghost (not the "real" ghost, but the PowerQuest one - Norton Ghost 14) on three of my systems for over a year now and am very happy with it. Fast, easily configurable, schedulable, ...
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Disaster Recovery strategy implementation

I looked a little bit around at other questions, and none of them really answered what I needed to know. What are the steps I should take towards building an efficient disaster recovery strategy, both ...
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Blinking Cursor when booting restored Ghost image

I create automated deployment scripts for universal workstation images and I've found something I can't work through. I'm hoping someone else has come across this before and I'm just not searching ...
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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 ...
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Install applications in .wim offline

We're just switching our images over from good old ghost .GHO's to .WIM format. One of the reasons is that we have heard that software updates could be modified/installed in .WIM's offline. For ...
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Problem restoring Image of a Windows 7 Machine using Ghost 15

We have a few new Windows 7 PCs for development - they need development software, all the .NET frameworks from 1.1 upwards and such like - all of which always install components to the primary drive ...
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Imaging Windows install across the Internet

We put out 40 identical computers to a group of users. The system administrator had me create a single machine with the image I wanted, then ghosted it to other machines. He said he had trouble with ...
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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 wouldn'...
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Imaging Sony Viaos — Missing drivers

I've been given several Sony Viao VGN-BX760's from old software engineering students. I'm supposed to install Windows, drivers, necessary software, and image the other laptops with it. The problem is ...
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Ghost running on docker container does not respond to http requests from other container

I am setting up a ghost blog instance inside a docker container. I bound the ghost server to host 0.0.0.0 and exposed the port on which it's listening (port 2368). If I run wget to the ghost container'...
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If I have /generalize arg, will that remove settings placed in Specialize phase?

I am currently working on .xmls for imaging on mass deployment. I want to do an unattended join to the domain and also get the drivers in the audit (sysprep) phase. But when I go from audit to OOBE, ...
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Can I determine which network driver was used when booting to WinPE from Ghost?

I'm trying WinPE pre OS to boot laptops for ghost 11.5, and I need to set the NIC to 100_full for compatibility with the switch. I've found how to do this by modifying the inf files but there are ...
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Need help on ghost computers and deploy active directory

Is it possible to set up pc to join domain, then ghost it to many pc. Is there any side effect for both original pc and all ghost pc?
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Nginx serving to 2 ghost blogs in node.js

I'm trying to configure an Amazon EC2 instance running Amazon linux with nginx to serve two different ghost blogs in node.js. My understanding is that web traffic hits the public IP of the ec2 ...
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Favicon not served in Ghost blog on Azure

I am trying to use a custom favicon on my Ghost blog which is running on Azure websites. Following this blog I have: set the favicon location to <link rel="shortcut icon" href="{{asset "/...
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Nginx Config Issue for Ghost Blog inside a sub-directory on a LEMP Server

My Requirements Ghost Blog on www.mydomain.com/blog An index.html, contact.php, couple of images and js files in root directory. (i.e something like www.mydomain.com/index.html, mydomain.com/contact....
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Is it possible to host a FOG Project server on Amazon EC2?

I am totally new to imaging in general and have been looking into different options. The FOG Project seems especially appealing because of cost. My company makes pretty extensive use of Amazon Web ...
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Ghost not working on CentOs 7 despite clean install

I followed most of this tutorial to install Ghost on CentOs 7 but, despite the install going perfectly I am unable to see the welcome page. Here are a list of commands I used, let me know if I made ...
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Symantec Ghost Deploy Anywhere - Missing Drivers

I need to deploy our standard Ghost image (for a Dell R210) to some non-standard customer servers (HP D360). I've successfully done this in the past, targeting D360s, with deploy anywhere: ghdplyAw32....
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getting a 404 error on Ghost (blog) / IIS 8 in a virtual directory

what I want to do is to have ghost hosted in a virtual directory or application something like: www.mysite.com/blog what I have installed so far IIS 8 - url rewrite 2 Node.js v0.10.24 x64 Ghost ...
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Cloning a two partition HDD onto a smaller HDD and maintaining MBR

I have a hard disk(A) containing two partitions - A1 is a NTFS partition containing a windows OS, and A2 is an NTFS partition containing data. I want to copy both of these partitions onto a different, ...
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Network disk imaging software that works with Dell Vostro 230 desktops?

I've tried Norton Ghost 15 and Acronis Snap Deploy so far without success, as neither support the Broadcom NIC of the Vostro 230 desktop. If it's possible to make it work, I have failed to work out ...
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Ghosting a production computer, do I need exact hardware?

I have become responsible for a workstation which runs a single program, which interfaces to some hardware and runs a process. I'm worried about this machine failing and the process being down for an ...
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How do I use ghost to restore a hard drive image while omitting certain partitions?

I am using Symantec Ghost (version 8). I recently created an image of a hard drive that has 4 partitions: System (300 MB), C: (100GB), Recovery (14GB), and Tools (5GB). I would like to restore this ...
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Image a Windows PC using Linux

I want to create a bootable USB disk (like Clonezilla) and create images which are saved as GHO/GHS I also want to restore images back to the PC and do the following tasks (if possible) Rename the ...
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Recover from Ghost DVD

I am trying to recover from a dvd that was made for me using Symantec Ghost software. The GHO file was burned onto a dvd using windows explorer and not the ghost client. We are getting an error ...
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Using Ghost to migrate servers versus virtualization

I'm about to deploy a new low-end server and I had considered using ESXi to virtualize the OS to make it really easy to migrate this server to new hardware should the need arise. I ended up talking ...
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How can I retrieve statistics from my ghost cast server?

I have a GhostCast server running for deploying images. I would like to have each ghost cast session to write to a file ( can be multiple text files or append to one file already there ) statistics. ...
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Best way to upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 7 + change HD to SSD at the same time?

I've got a number of machines to upgrade from Vista to Win 7, but the users have an option of also replacing their platter drives with (smaller) SSD's. Ideally I'd like to do these at the same time ...