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Re: ghost-like programs for Linux platform

On Mon, Mar 01, 2004 at 11:01:55PM -0500, Roberto Sanchez wrote:
> j smith wrote:
> >ghost for Windows can copy files in an partition
> >exactly. is there any Linux programs similar to ghost?
> >
> Systemimager.  It also supports making configuration

I use partimage to backup and restore my NTFS/XP partitions from Linux 
on the same box.  I also use Knoppix CD which has partimage and mount 
NFS partitions to restore remote boxes.

One of the coolest things about ghost was its multicast support, an 
absolute must if you are doing a server farm.  Our very expensive Cisco 
routers had problems doing multicast across vlans, so we had to move the 
ghost server into the vlan segment of the farm we were restoring.

But it reduced the time to restore a farm of 5 servers by an order of 
magnitude.  Those image files will fill up a 100mbit segment quickly.

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