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O/S Deployment Thread, Expanding fog server in Technical; Like a giddy child with a new toy at Christmas, I went wild when we first found fog and I ...
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    Expanding fog server

    Like a giddy child with a new toy at Christmas, I went wild when we first found fog and I installed it on a spare workstation.
    Now I am regretting how good it is as I need more images but don't have enough space on my 40 Gig HD.
    Is there any way I could store my client images on another machine, be it linux or windows.

    Has anyone done this?

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    Can you mount a windows share ?

    you should be able to use the storage management window on the fog management page (sixth icon from the left on the top bar) to define where images are placed...

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    defaultly fog stores its images in "/images" you could copy the images onto a bigger hard drive and mount it to /images, or make a folder inside /images that was new a HDD.

    You could also set up another machine as a FOG storage node, and store some images on it

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    Just to show more ignorance on my behalf, is it easy to mount another hard drive into a linux box?
    Would I just install it as usual and then use the mount or is it mnt command?

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    another internal drive?

    most linux distros would mount it themselves these days - what distro are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    another internal drive?

    most linux distros would mount it themselves these days - what distro are you using?
    Ubuntu desktop edition!

    I have not even tried yet, but wasn't sure how easy it would be. I guess I should trust linux a bit more.

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    Installing A New Hard Drive

    If you are using an internal SATA drive it will likely be /dev/sdb1 or similar.
    Last edited by somabc; 18th March 2009 at 09:51 PM.

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    Yeah the best way would be to use a FOG storage node. Install fog on another machine with a large drive in and only select the storage node option. There are guides on the fog site FOG :: A Computer Cloning Solution - Home Not only do you get a bigger drive but you would get load balancing as well doing it this way.

    oh and they have implemented Windows 7 in the next release

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    I have a very large Direct attached storage device attached to a mac server (4TB). I guess i could work out how to mount a share from that and then put my images there.

    In fact I think I'll give that a go this morning as it seems very quiet this morning, famous last words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reggiep View Post
    I have a very large Direct attached storage device attached to a mac server (4TB). I guess i could work out how to mount a share from that and then put my images there.

    In fact I think I'll give that a go this morning as it seems very quiet this morning, famous last words.
    Just export an NFS share from your Mac box and then mount that somewhere on the Linux box. Add the details to /etc/fstab and it will mount at boot time too.

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    I'm just doing this with FOG under Debian 5 (so pretty much the same setup as for Ubuntu). I have mounted the new drive within the /images folder, and it shows up there and I can navigate to it fine. However, FOG doesn't recognise that there is new space there. Is there something that needs to be done to the directory to make it work as an extension to /images? (sorry for minor hijack)

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    how is the drive formatted? what about permissions also..?

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    It's ext3 formatted fresh, permissions set to read-write.

    Some screen shots - the second is the Properties dialog from the 'imagedisk' folder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    Just export an NFS share from your Mac box and then mount that somewhere on the Linux box. Add the details to /etc/fstab and it will mount at boot time too.
    Ok I can mount the drive from an nfs share from the terminal
    Code:
    mount -t nfs 10.60.28.53:/volumes/promise/fog_images /mnt/fog_images
    but can't work out the syntax for doing that in fstab. Could someone point me in the right direction for that please?
    Last edited by reggiep; 19th March 2009 at 12:07 PM.

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    /dev/sdb1 /images/imagedisk ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1

    This is the line added to my fstab (as root). My HDD is a SCSI and show as sdb, yours may differ. Should be the same otherwise.
    Last edited by 3s-gtech; 19th March 2009 at 03:12 PM.



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