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    Question Image to & from local USB HDD with FOG - is it possible?

    We have a situation where a lot of machines are on remote sites with very poor links where pulling down server images would be impossible. Can FOG image to & from local drives, or can the images be used with another tool?

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    I believe that version .30 they are looking into a live feature. at least i saw an .iso for a live version of fog on sourcefourge a few weeks ago.

    no idea in the short term though.

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    You could put a storage node into each remote site so the images don't travel across the slow link. You could then manually transfer new image to it from a drive or let the replicator service take it's time.

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    Thanks ssx, we can wait!

    Some of these remote sites have 1 PC morganw! Nice idea tho'!

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    Any chance they could use remote desktop services instead of a full PC?

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    I know it doesn't make much sense to have a storage note on a remote site for only 1 pc, so I can see the appeal for having fog on a flash key that is bootable or some method of imaging a system remotely or standalone.

    One thing that you COULD do as a cheap workaround is to capture the image with clonezilla and have a portable version of fog that way. (not ideal again but still works).

    As long as your captured image is sysprepped and includes the fog client service the computer can still be imaged, remotely registered (though vpn or any other service), renamed, etc.

    **edit**
    I'm assuming your remote sites share some sort of MPLS or VPN capabilities that communicate with your main location either though DMZ or the default gateway (aka they can see your fog server)

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