FOG - NEWBIE
I just found out yesterday about FOG. Sorry guess - this old man can’t keep up with technology like he use to.
I have a question about the use of FOG.
I have 30 PC’s that I want to take their image of and store it on the local server - in the even that the hard drives - I want to just replace the hard drive and send up the saved image to the box.
Is there a way to make it so FOG can do this ? Can it backup / create the image on a daily basis - say at 2:00 am every night?
Is this the intended use of FOG?
Welcome to the forum and FOG in general. While you can use FOG like you intended. It’s not very efficient. FOG is really designed to be a business/enterprise imaging/deployment solution. So you would have 1 master image for desktops, and another for laptops, assuming you’re using XP. Or just having 1 Windows 7 image for everything. While you can make an image for every machine, it would require A LOT of hard drive space. Currently, our server has 7 images, plus bootable iso’s and i’m only using 56 GB of space on my drive. However, if you are looking at doing daily backup’s, I would recommend that you look at Clonezilla. It’s free and relatively easy to use. While FOG can do everything that you want it to, it might be a bit of a hassle and a lot of work to get it to work the way you want.
Please feel free to ask any more questions you may have, or if you have any concerns.