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Re: [SLUG] Easy way to duplicate a setup?

On Mon, 28 Apr 2008 12:51:47 +1000
DaZZa <dagibbs@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> OK guru's. :-)
> I'm in a situation where I need to duplicate on a mass basis - to the
> order or 3000-5000 units - a Linux setup off a headless box.
Are they all in the same geographical location / network ? If so then some sort of multicast solution.
Clonezilla supports multicast I believe. Worth a look. http://www.clonezilla.org/
> 3+ hours over 5000 machines is not really acceptable. :-)
> Is there a better way to do this? Something which will make a smaller
> image and dump back quicker - most of the disk is empty, there's only
> about 15 gig of actual data/setup on a 160 gig drive - and still
> maintain the partition setup/bootability like using DD does?
> Willing to listen to anyone who has a cluestick and is willing to apply it.

Mick Pollard ( lunix )
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