Re: Symantec Ghost Licencing
I have had occassion to use Ghost for UNIX version for over 2 years.
There seems to be an issue of ghost for Linux being accused of ripping off the codebase from Ghost for Unix. The author of Ghost for Unix makes a strong case of it, and the former author of Ghost for linux has left the scene. His product is now managed by another party.
In any case, G4U works quite excellently across the network. It's a boot disk, will image NTFS without a hitch. It boots up, sets up the nic card, gets a DHCP address and then you can send or receive the image to or from an FTP server ( I use freeware FileZilla).
Since it is unicasting and not multicasting, your speed at it's best when you do one machine at a time and gets progressively slower as you increase the number of machines accessing the network simultaneously. Of course, once you saturate the network, it gets unbearably slow.
I have imaged 160 GB drives with 12 gigs of data in about 20 minutes on a 100 Mbit network with little or no traffic after hours.
The major benefits of Ghost for UNIX is that it works on all file systems and it is 100% free.
Might well be worth giving a try and adding to your IT arsenal.