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    Free HD Cloning Software

    I use Drive Clone for a number of our machine, but it requires at least 512 ram to put on the machine or to boot from a Drive Clone cd. This is a problem with many of our older machines that aren't out of service yet.

    I'm looking for a boot to cd that can copy the drive to a shared drive across the network that is 'easy to use'. All of my machines are XP at the moment. I've seen several online, but would rather hear about success stories than drop hours testing random software for functionaility.

    Thanks for the advice in advance!

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    Recently used Clonezilla Live in an emergency and it was really good.

    Allows you to upload/apply images to/from a network share and is (reportedly) light on resources so should work on low RAM machines. Think the lowest I used it on was 512MB.

    Very easy to get up and running so worth a shot.

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    Thanks Sparkeh, I'll give it a shot..

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    Depending on the amount of machines you have you could setup a fog server - its really good and actually is better then ghost/clonezilla with the added features it provides

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    Depending on the amount of machines you have you could setup a fog server - its really good and actually is better then ghost/clonezilla with the added features it provides
    May sound like a muppet here, but whats a fog server?

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    Another thumbs up for clonezilla... Its a great little piece of software..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darknight View Post
    May sound like a muppet here, but whats a fog server?
    fogproject.org

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darknight View Post
    May sound like a muppet here, but whats a fog server?
    Sorry should have explained it more!

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    Fog Server Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Darknight View Post
    May sound like a muppet here, but whats a fog server?
    Fog is an open source imaging system. It uses pxe linux and udpcast to deliver images. Decent web interface to tie it all together. I set it up once to play with it ,but never used it production. It also has a mobile web interface that worked pretty well.

    check out fogproject .org for more info.

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    Thanks. will take a look

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    I had a problem with a corrupt recovery partition on one machine the other day.

    Used EaseUs Disk Copy to copy from another machine in the same batch without issue. EASEUS Disk Copy: Free Disk Copy, Disk Clone, Partition Copy Software. Sector by Sector for hard drive backup freeware.

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    Yep FOG is execellent and I used it before we got SCCM in, though clonezilla runs as a server, just suggested Clonezilla Lite as the OP asked for a CD driven solution.

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