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Open Source Image Software [closed]

I need an open source disk imaging application (something like Ghost or Acronis). Which one would you suggest?
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Extracting files from CloneZilla images

Is there a way to browse CloneZilla images and extract individual files from them without restoring the whole image?
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How to make a bootable USB drive out of a bootable DVD or CD

Is there a "universal" way of how you can make a bootable USB drive out of a bootable dvd or cd? What makes a USB drive bootable? What makes a dvd and cd bootable? For example there is a program ...
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What is your recommended disk cloning tool?

Symantec Ghost used to be the tool to use, but from what I read, you no longer get a cli-client, unless you are willing to buy the Ghost Solution Suite at least 5 licenses and have another service ...
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How to configure IIS for SVG and web testing with Visual Studio?

Let's say I have a simple web page with svg image in it: <img src="foobar.svg" alt="not working" /> If I make this page as static html page and view it directly svg is displayed. If I type ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How to get files out of a floppy image

So, we bought some hardware for one of our aging servers. And, for whatever reason that utterly baffles me, the driver files do not exist on the included CD. Instead, they exist in floppy disk image ...
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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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Convert VMware image to Virtualbox image (Guest OS Windows Server 2008)

I am trying to convert several VMware images towards Virtualbox images. I have succesfully been able to convert my Windows Server 2003 image, but I haven't been able to convert any Windows Server 2008 ...
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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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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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Win 8 - how to prepare an image so it does not run through setup?

I am preparing a Win8 image to use as base for automatic deployments in Hyper-V at the moment. It seems that whenever a sysprepped image starts, it is running through the whole setup routine - which ...
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Programmatic method for getting to Windows 8.1 “System Image Recovery”

I'm working in an environment were my users are reverting to an earlier OS "Snapshot" several times a day. We use the built in System image recovery tool in windows 8.1 which points to a recovery ...
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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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Should you defrag before capturing an image?

If I'm capturing an image with imagex.exe /capture ..., does it matter if I defrag the hard disk prior to doing so (or strictly speaking, before sysprep)? Is there any benefit to doing so with a ...
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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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Deploy OS from Locally Stored WIM

I have a OS Deployment task sequence that is advertised to clients. During the Apply Operating System step in the sequence a WIM image file is downloaded from winPE then applied. Is it possible to ...
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Good Xen image repository?

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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System Image Recipes?

I've got a low number of EC2 instances managed, but an even lower time-budget to spend keeping them updated and being able to roll out new instances for tests and application upgrades. I need to be ...
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1answer
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Hardware advice for bitmap / openGL image processing server?

I am trying to work out a build for a processing server to handle bitmap processing as well as openGL rendering for chroma-keying images and Photoshop automation. My searches here and on Google have ...
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Xen: Convert image to lvm with minimal downtime

My Goals: Convert all my DomUs from image-based to lvm-based Minimal downtime Minimal performance impact on other DomUs/Dom0 My plan / setup: All my images are in a big lvm-volume, all lvs for ...
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Sysadmin: Where to Start?

Hopefully this won't get closed as too vague or too duplicative but here goes anyway... I recently started work with a small company (25~ people). First up front is I am a developer and brought in to ...
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Creating a 80GB image with dd on a FAT32 drive

I have a question concerning the creation of an drive image with dd. Normally i would simply type: "dd if=/dev/foo of=/dev/bar". But in this case i only have a fat32 formatted drive at hand, which ...
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VMWare additional drives

I have a system that I imaged using VMWare Converter, and it runs perfectly. However, I have a second drive on the system that I did not originally image. How can I image the second drive and add it ...
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2answers
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How to track hits/viewing activity on an image file?

First and foremost, please forgive me if this is in the wrong section. I always seem to pick the wrong site when it comes to computer questions. In the air of recent, wildly viral internet events, my ...
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Autogenerate a PDF or image of all the database tables and columns in a MySQL database?

I want to be able to create a PDF or an image of a MySQL database. It should have one box per table and each box should list all the columns in the table. I don't need lines going between various ...
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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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2answers
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Batch rename via command line?

I have a Media Temple (dv) server which I am setting Magento up on. I have uploaded a few thousand images to the /media/import directory that the client has provided me with. The problem is, some ...
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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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1answer
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How to use terraform.io to change the image of a stateful server without downtime or data loss?

Say I have application servers, database servers, and a few dns-round-robin load balancers. All this powered by images created with Packer with deployment managed with Terraform. How do I change the ...
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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 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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LVM: Using an image of a PV?

I have a logical volume spanning several drives. One of those drives (3TB, the largest of the bunch) is dying, and I am currently making an image of it (via ddrescue). I'm not yet sure on how to use ...
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1answer
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Linux backup in-place (no unmount) solutions [closed]

I have an Ubuntu server that I'd like to backup on a daily basis. I want to be able to restore the entire system with the click of a few buttons (or keystrokes). Also, I don't want to bring down / ...
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Serve large number of small images in ext4

I read through some similar question, but still have some confuse about my situation. My website allow user upload huge number of large images (scan pages of book). My server will auto tiling and ...
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How can I run Rackspace images locally?

As the title says, I regularly download my Rackspace images for backup of my VPS, however I'm wondering if it's possible to run them locally on KVM (for example) so I can run tests on my application ...
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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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Why did wbadmin produce a VHD I can't mount?

I used the wbadmin tool in Windows 7 to produce an image of my laptop's C: drive, saving it to a network location (call it \\server\backup\user\currentimage) and when it completed, I was unable to ...
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How to create and import image into openstack?

I downloaded the image precise-server-cloudimg-amd64-disk1.img from http://uec-images.ubuntu.com/releases/precise/release/ , then I tried to import it into openstack using: glance -v add ...
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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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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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Generate CPU, memory, disk and network graphs from command-line [closed]

I would like to periodically (e.g. using cron) generate an image (e.g. png) containing graphs for CPU usage, memory usage, disk I/O load and network usage. I would like something not too ugly, so 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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Cost efficient e3fs snapshot

I have a small interesting problem to resolve. I have a dedicated linux box at SoftLayer with 240GB HDD (about 4GB used :), and I need to get its disk image locally at home in order to convert it to ...
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How do you enable GD in PHP when installing via RPM?

We are working on a client's sever that has PHP running without GD. We would like to enable GD support in PHP on that machine. What is the most straightforward way to enable GD. Is there a way to do ...
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Can an image based backup potentially corrupt data?

I'm considering doing image based backups (Acronis) on production Windows systems during non-peak hours. I'm just wondering if they can potentially lead to application data corruption. Lets say that ...
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Can a KVM switch be used while imaging machines?

My office is about to be renovated, and we're trying to figure out how we can still be re-imaging 3+ workstations at a time with less than half of the space. One possibility we're toying with is using ...