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By ncp78 ·
Has anyone used a single software vendor's attempt at Imaging a Unix OS? I know hp, sun, aix and irix all have their own tools, but I'm looking for one common piece of software. Thanks!

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by mshavrov In reply to Unix OS Imaging

You can't have one tool which fits to all platforms. Sure you can use something one, for example, if you have x86 platforms (like Linux, Solaris x86, FreeBSD... But it won't work on RS6000, Sun, or HP RISK machines.

If you want to implement enterprise-wide backup, you can find a suite, which has "agents", working on different platforms and in different environment, but it's very individually.

Another question, why do you need "IMAGING"? If you want to clone your existing system across similar machines, it should be OS and platform specific tool (like Solaris Remote Installation).

So, it may be better to use "native" tools.

Regards,

Mike

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by ncp78 In reply to Unix OS Imaging

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by nschulz In reply to Unix OS Imaging

Commercial Products:

Check out Veritas' NetBackup (www.veritas.com) product. NetBackup covers a wide range of UNIXs and other OS, I believe it will allow you to do imaging on some the OSs.

There are also some disk duplicators available suchas Intelligent Computer Solutions (www.ics-iq.com) if you can remove the disk.

Freeware:

If you are looking for something less expensive try AMANDA which was a scripting package to allow automation with native tools.

Good Luck
Norm

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by rapidad In reply to Unix OS Imaging

Try Brightstor, it can be found at ca.com (yeah I work there) I use it at home and at work.
here is a free discussion of the product:
http://www.placewareforum.com/ca/page.cfm?p=event&subcatid=8623&eventid=13370

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