g4u - slightly off topic question

Tom Brown tom.brown at goodtechnology.com
Tue Apr 11 03:50:54 CDT 2006

> Windows unfortunately, for a render farm needing windows only render  
> software.

install windows + patch etc etc

boot a knoppix cd or some other rescue cd/distro

mount a samba/windows share in this env

dd if=/dev/yourhdd of=/your/share/somewhere/bigfile

that will give you your 'image' on a remote server

when it comes to restore you would boot your rescue cd, mount the share 
and then dd the image back to /dev/yourhdd on the new box

boot and change IP or name/whatever

should work and you could pass it through gzip to compress/decompress 
the image on the fly.

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