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Save partitions across a network with Partimage

Jun 02, 2010, 16:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"In my last article I showed you how to save a partition from a drive to a local image file using the Partimage tool (see my article "Copy partitions on your system with Partimage"). And although (as a reader did point out) Partimage is limited by not supporting ext4 file systems, it still has plenty of uses. One of those uses is copying partitions across a networking. In fact, Partimage has a tool, the Partimage Server, that can be used as a storage facility to hold partitions that can then be imaged onto multiple machines. That can save you quite a bit of time when you are imaging numerous systems. This can bring much relief in disaster recovery as well as desktop or server rollout.

"In this article I am going to show you how to set up the Partimage Server as well as save an image to it from a remote machine."

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