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Server Image Software

Discussion in 'Software' started by oush, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. oush

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    Hi Chaps,

    I need some advice / recommendations. Were looking for a server image software. Basically were looking to take images of our clients servers before carrying out any esstential maintenance / updates incase we have to roll back. Our clients use Dell / HP and IBM servers and some of these servers are beasts .i.e. 32 GB ram / 4 quad core processors etc.

    Not quite sure which image software would be good for this situation? From the top of my head I can think of symantec ghost solution and Acronis image. I'm aware for clonezilla but management are a tad bit reluctant to use this software since its open source etc and no support comes with it.

    Any recommendations would be aprpeciated!!!

    Thanks
     
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  2. Sparky
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    Acronis - used it on various servers - no problems so far.
     
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  3. Denver Maxwell

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    Second that. If its just an image and system is on 2008 then the standard backup aint to bad to retore the whole system from.
     
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  4. oush

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    id prefer something like acronis to be honest!
     
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  5. Sparky
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    Go for it :)
     
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  6. Denver Maxwell

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    One thing !!!!! Make sure you take account of non VSS aware system, such as Databases ect!!!! double check your backups are going to work!! then check again!!
     
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  7. Denver Maxwell

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    Or turn the server off and take an offline image!
     
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  8. drivecable1

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    I think since your clients use Dell servers why don't you go for server imaging software solutions by Dell as well. I heard they have something called a KACE K2000 but I could be wrong so just google it.
     

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