Cloning a Dell Poweredge 1850

K Phillips kbphillips80 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 16 11:50:04 CDT 2010


Also I'd suggest mondo rescue if you only have a single or small number of machines to clone.  Works well for creating a restore DVD to restore on similar hardware. 

On Jul 16, 2010, at 5:14 AM, Robin Bowes <robin-lists at robinbowes.com> wrote:

> On 16/07/10 05:45, TCPWave Customer Care wrote:
>> Hi
>> 
>> What's the best way to clone a Centos installation? I have a bunch of
>> things that I have customized and I want to simplify the rollout to a
>> few 1850s. The current server uses a hardware based RAID1. Disk swapping
>> takes way too long and its not practical if the server is in another
>> state.
>> 
>> I am thinking of creating a DVD/usb which would install my OS Image -
>> did anyone do this?
>> 
>> I do have an option of installing the OS and restoring my customizations
>> via a tar ball...trying to find a better way than this.
> 
> Look into cobbler [1] and puppet [2].
> 
> cobbler will let you PXE boot your machines and do the initial install +
> customisations. You may also find puppet useful for ongoing
> configuration management.
> 
> R.
> 
> [1] https://fedorahosted.org/cobbler/
> [2] http://www.puppetlabs.com/puppet/introduction/
> 
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