freebsd as ghosting server for windows boxen
fbsd_user at a1poweruser.com
Sat Feb 4 18:41:57 PST 2006
If you are talking about running Norton ghost on your ms/window
and wanting to use a FreeBSD box as the common storage area to hold
the ghost images.
Option 1. Change your ms/windows boxes single hard drive partition
into two partitions, C: for the operating system
and d: for the target of the ghost backup. Then use ftp to copy the
back up image to your FreeBSD box.
Option 2. You can install from the ports system the port called
this provides network file and device sharing with ms/windows
The you will be able to run your ms/windows system ghost back up and
your FreeBSD's hard drive to store the image file. This solution is
long as you do not destroy your ms/windows hard drive to the point
will not boot. The ghost pc-dos bootable disk will not know about
you will not be able to restore your saved image directly from
samba. If you
have the widows box hard drive partitioned into c & d, you could
the most current ghost image there on the d: drive and on FreeBSD as
a fall safe.
Option 3. I believe the most current version of ghost is now UNIX
You will have to read the ghost manual for details.
From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Kurt Buff
Sent: Saturday, February 04, 2006 5:03 PM
Subject: Re: freebsd as ghosting server for windows boxen
> What is the best way to use FreeBSD (6.0) as a centralized server
> windows client images over the network? I have been thinking of
> there is the commercial acronis. Any suggestions out there?
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