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  • 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?

    Thanks


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    wubba,

    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.


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