Friday, June 12, 2009

Clonezilla imaging solution - Better than Altiris imaging solution

Today at work I tried creating an Ubuntu image from DELL 390 and restored the image on DELL 3400 using Clonezilla Live CD and everything worked seamlessly !

In our Desktop (Workstation) team setup, we have our NFS server hosted, just pointed this server to the Clonezilla Live CD for saving and restoring the image. NFS Server located in first floor of the building and the test machine is on the same building, second floor.

Some interesting points:

Tried Ubuntu image with 2.1 GB of data with two partitions (/dev/sda1 - ext3, actual partition size 153 GB and /dev/sda5 is swap of 6 GB)

* Saving this image took 2 minutes 15 seconds to store on the NFS Server (DELL 390)

* Restoring this image took 2 minutes 10 seconds from the NFS Server (DELL 3400)

Well, if you want to setup Clonezilla you need to have:

* NFS Server or SSH Server or another local hard disk (Read more on Clonezilla web site)

* Clonezilla live CD

I’m amazed by the performance ! and you ? ;-)

2 Comments:

At Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 8:41:00 AM PST, Blogger Vitor António said...

Hi, just read your post, and I'm having a doubt about a phrase: "just pointed this server to the Clonezilla Live CD"
Is this correct or should you point your clonezilla to your NFS server?

I need to clone a server and I'm thinking in clonezilla and nfs.

Thanks
Vitor

 
At Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 10:22:00 AM PST, Blogger Nagappan said...

My bad, you are correct :)

Sorry about that

Thanks

 

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