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Imaging a MAC over a network from a Windows box?

Discussion in 'Software' started by webslinger2k, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. webslinger2k

    webslinger2k Byte Poster

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    Is it possible?

    I need to image a MAC with OSX on it, from a windows machine, and have the image taken deployable from the windows machine again.

    I am basically just trying to create some form of recovery for one of the test boxes on our LAN, whilst keeping its configuration.

    As is well documented - I know sweet FA about the lovely MAC world....Google is all well and good, but would rather have some advice from someone with experience do this over some random search results.
     
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  2. noelg24

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    Ok let me see if I get this right, you want to copy over OSX from a Windows machine and then try to and operate OSX on the Windows machine? as in run OSX thru a windows network?
     
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  3. wizard

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    I think what he means is that he's got a mac OSX image saved to his windows PC and now he want's to transfer that image to a mac.

    Am I correct?
     
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  4. webslinger2k

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    sorry - probably not explained the best.

    I want to image the Mac that I have in my testlab environment, it is MAC OSX. I then, want the option of storing that image on whatever location I deem fit, in this instance, a windows box.

    Then, if possible, when needed be able to deploy this image over the network to the Mac.

    I am having difficulty using the disc utility that comes with Mac OSX, as it is constantly throwing up errors relating to the device being busy - and I cant as yet, find another way to go about getting the job done.

    I really dislike Macs - but I think its more to do with my lack of knowledge on them thats the problem rather than the Mac itself.
     
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  5. noelg24

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    well being that I used to work for Apple, I dont think this has ever been done and nor can it be done...however I could be wrong...your best bets are either: Google, the Apple website or ring Apple tech support...then see where you get... :biggrin good luck man
     
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  6. webslinger2k

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    Cheers for the heads up Noel.

    In the end I opted to use a tool called SuperDuper to image the drive onto a windows share. The image itself is on the large size, near 16Gig. I am now faced with the prospect of deciding what to do with that image to restore it.

    I think I may opt for just leaving just the third part apps that I have installed in the image, and using the restore discs from the manufacturer - then placing the apps from the image back on manually after.

    That seems about the easiest way I can find to get the job done at the moment :(
     
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  7. noelg24

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    this is why I prefer PCs to Macs...:biggrin
     
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