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What's the best way to store an image?

I am attempting to create my own one-off imaging utility based on fedora and I have one main question. The utility (well, in theory) will save a raw image of the machine to a network storage location....
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Creating backup disk image of RAID 1 array (MDADM)

We have some servers that run in very harsh environments (research vessel) that need to have high-availability. We have software RAID 1 for some measure of resiliency, along with proper data backups ...
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How do I install 'convert' on a linux system?

My application needs to call 'convert' - http://linux.about.com/od/commands/l/blcmdl1_convert.htm But its not present on my redhat system. How / what do I install?
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Which image hosting is better? [closed]

My website is having nearly 50 GB of images and growing gradually. I want to move these images to either S3 or another image hosting server. As an alternative solution, I want to keep these at ...
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Image Colocated Server?

This may be a silly question. I have a colocated server that is running server 2008 R2. I use it for IIS, MailServer, SQL Server and MYSQL. I also have some custom dlls installed for some of my ...
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What software can create OS image backups for platform independent servers [closed]

I have a couple servers for which I use the inbuilt backup tools to make OS backups, is there software that can automate the process and make similar format backups. Are there any freeware tools ...
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What controls the image quality in IIS based on the following example?

I had this question before "Resize image on the fly make the image lose quality online but locally works nice" And what i got now is that it's not a problem of local or online, i ran this resize on ...
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Checkout Laptops Imaging and Encryption

We have about 20 laptops (windows xp or 7) that we're getting ready for checkout at a library. People will be using these laptops anywhere from 1 day to 3 months. We have a few issues because of new ...
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ASP uploading/transferring images

I have an ASP web service, that allows to various users to put some data in a database and to upload some images. Since the users have different web sites, the web service uploads the image in a ...
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Custom WIM image to be deployed through SCCM 2007 r2

I have captured a WIM file using imagex. It is windows 7 with a few apps that wouldnt install properly. I now want to deploy this through SCCM but for some reason it keeps failing. When it loads the ...
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Big image: jpg or png? [closed]

I'm making a site which has as a banner a 1000x375 image. Which format is recommended for this? (in terms of downloading/displaying times)
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Converting raw image to LVM. Won't mount afterwards

According to this post, it should be okay, to use dd to convert a raw Xen image to LVM. What I have done dd if=/vm.img of=/dev/vg00/vm I can mount vm.img with mount -o loop vm.img /root/tmp. It ...
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Is it possible to create a wim from a set of specific folder and not the whol partition?

I'm trying to find out whether it's possible (or not) to create a wim file from a set of specific folder (C:\windows,C:\somethingelse,etc), and I was wonder if you guy could help me out ? Thanks in ...
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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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Image serving and storage mechanism

My website publishes entertainment news daily. There are many number of images and videos we publish every day through admin panel. Currently the overall folder occupied 20 GB to store videos and ...
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Rackspace - if I delete a server will I lose the backups?

I've just started using Rackspace and was disappointed to find I have to install the whole LAMP stack myself. This isn't a big deal if I only have to do it once. I've set up a test server to try ...
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Create a custom WinXP with auto-installed applications

I'm looking for a way to create a custom Windows XP that would contain specific applications. I get to install lots of WinXP nowadays and instead of fetching all the software all over again I wish ...
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Where to get domu images for quick deployment

I'm looking for a place where I can get prebuilt xen domu images like the readymade AMI's that amazon provides for quick deployment, but freely available to integrate into non EC2 environments. Do ...
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Citrix XenDesktop create an image to work across multiple hardware devices

I have created an image using this guide http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX119877. However this only works for virtual and the model that I made the image on how can i extend compatibility to ...
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Linux: mount a “striped” disk image?

For various unpleasant reasons involving very large files and FAT32, I'd like to know if there is any way I can create a mountable disk image which is stored in multiple smaller (ie, "smaller than 4GB"...
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Need disc image help pronto!

I recently got a job as a junior network administrator. Last week the senior admins did their yearly reinstall of server 2003, exchange, drivers etc on the main server. I've been asked to back up the ...
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Help creating image from LVM

I need to duplicate CentOS hard drive image for multiple stations. The HD has the following layout: Disk /dev/sdb: 250GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: msdos Number ...
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Deploying workstations - best practices?

I've been researching on the subject of workstation deployment for a while, and found a ton of info and dozens different methods and tools, but no "best practice" method that doesn't lack at least one ...
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How to create running server images Linux?

We have CentOS and Fedora server running on old hardware. We got new Dell servers. We are looking any open source tool which can take backups and restore all the partition as it is, with out ...
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best WDS alternative

I'm looking for some way to capture an image of a PC after I run a sysprep - a lot like WDS but without networking on the PC. So instead of the network part it would be possible to (with an easy ...
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Remotely Image a Windows Server

I have a couple windows servers that I do not have physical access to, but I have remote log in access to. I need to pull down am image of these machine as a backup, what would be the best method of ...
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Ubuntu: Simple way to move a production system to a new Hardware

I am just preparing to move our production system to a new Hardware. If possible I would prefer to have the same users/userid's on the new Machine. There's also a MySQL Database which is needed on ...
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How can I count image downloads using Apache 2.2 on windows-7?

What is an easy way to count downloads of an image file so that I can count how many times my Craigslist ad is read to see how often that converts to a hit on my site? This is for windows-7 running ...
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How do I prepare a Windows 7 image for cloning onto 200 unmanaged machines?

I'm deploying about 200 laptops at a school, with a custom Windows 7 image. The supplier can clone the disk of the 'source' machine onto all 200 target machines. This allows for the pre-installation ...
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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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Disk Image Tools for Windows Server 2008

I have a Windows Server 2008 X64 machine that I need to swap the boot drive on. I'd like to use a disk image/restore utility to make an image of the boot partition and restore that to the new drive. ...
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Apache returns truncated image

I am bringing up an image directly through firefox (no PHP or other scripting code) and it appears that Apache is returning either a truncated image or a corrupted image. I get the top 5-10% of the ...
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create image from hard disk without free space (linux)

I want to create image from hard disk without free space (useless space) in linux(ex3 type). I've been tried to create image with dd command but this command gave us total size of hard disk. I need ...
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Make a Linux image “unique” after installing it on a new computer

I know about SysPrep for Windows, which should be used after installing a Windows image on a computer to make that computer unique on the network. Are there any similar steps I should take if I'm ...
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automatic script execution in WinPE

I'm trying to instruct my image of WinPE to directly execute a script when it finishes loading. How can I do that? Do I have to modify Winpeshl.ini or Startnet.cmd or Unattend.xml? I have tried all of ...
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Good Xen image repository? [closed]

Does anyone know of a good image repo for Xen, sort of like Appliance store for VmWare? Also something like sourceforge but for xen, with tools and such? I know there used to be jailbreak.org - which ...
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How to generate an image of my Raid 0 HD before formatting it?

I'm planning to format a server to resintall the operating system. However i'd like to save an image of current HD installation (Vista Business 32bit, raid 0). What software do you recommend to do ...
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Mount dd image with multiple partitions

I have created an image of a disk using dd using the command dd if=/dev/sdb of=/jobs/image.dd. The SATA drive /dev/sdb has 3 partitions on it (one NTFS, two FAT32). How do I mount the complete image ...
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SCCM Client Image deployment options

At my organization, we are using SCCM to manage OS deployments. Right now, it's rather complicated to get an image out to a client and I'm looking for an easier way. Here is what we have to do right ...
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ssh key with image fingerprint

SSH key fingerprint is shown by running this command: ssh-keygen -lf /etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key.pub and the fingerprint is some strange code. Is there a way to turn this code into an image hash or ...
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Weird image behavior between FF and IE

Anyone know why this link displays fine in FF but not in IE? One thing I notice in FF is that it first displays the path and then the image loads. I haven't fully investigated this yet, so I don't ...
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Can I copy a Boot Camp partition (on an external drive) into a VMWare image?

I have an old hard drive that used to be in my MacBook Pro that has a Boot Camp partition. When I upgraded the hard drive in my MBP, I didn't copy over the Boot Camp partition. Now I want to use the ...
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Partitioning advice for dual boot with Windows XP and two separate Linux installations

Main goals is to have/being: Windows XP Main Linux installation "Some other" Linux installation which I am currently experimenting with. All three OS installations completely separate (at least to ...
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Drop-in install Linux distro?

So, I have a remote computer with an SSH service installed, fully accessible to me. I have no physical access to the machine until tomorrow, but I don't want to wait. I need to make an image of the ...
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Load Balancing IIS. Serving images and html from one server and asp.net pages from another

we are using windows 2003 server with dual CPU and IIS gets overflown with requests and not able to handle them but at the same time it uses less than 20% of the CPU and less than 40% of ram. When ...
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Has anyone switched from Netbackup to Acronis?

We're a site with over 100 servers and we're considering a switch from traditional file-level backups (using Netbackup) to block-level (using Acronis). Of course, with this, we're also considering a ...
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dd and drive imaging

When you image a drive with dd, you get a image usually of the same exact size of the drive. You can compress the image, but that is really Dependant on how many continuous null's or zeros their are ...
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How can I create images of remote VPS servers? (Linux)

I am searching for a tool to assist me in making backup images of remotely running VPS servers. Thanks!
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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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What is the best way to upgrade many linux desktop workstations at once?

At work, we have several Ubuntu Linux workstations. I'm looking for a good/reliable/fast way to install a set of packages on all boxes at once. What I'm thinking of doing right now is: Install ...