How do I FOG my FOG server?



  • I just installed a new fog server and it’s the way I want it. Is there a way I can boot to a cd and create an image of it?

    Obviously, I can’t pxe boot to itself…



  • @greventlv said in How do I FOG my FOG server?:

    I know that’s something that I can do, but I have a bunch of other stuff on the server and during production breakdowns, it would be a lot faster to hit a few buttons and get everything back to the original state without having to deal with a new install, restore and etc.

    Then really you should build a fog server in a VM and just snapshot it. That’s literally ‘a single button click’ to restore from a past state.



  • @greventlv

    I also haven’t used FOG in a few years, and I remember it being more like a networked Ghost, but it seems like it’s a little past that goal?

    Hey Wayne,

    I know that’s something that I can do, but I have a bunch of other stuff on the server and during production breakdowns, it would be a lot faster to hit a few buttons and get everything back to the original state without having to deal with a new install, restore and etc.



  • @greventlv Typically all you need to backup is your database and images. You can always rebuild the fog server if those two things are backed up. There’s no need for a full image.



  • Hey Guys,

    Thanks for your replies!

    I have two possible situations (which I won’t know exactly which one I’ll be dealing with till next week).

    1. I will only have one FOG server, and just need a way to restore the fog server in case of drive failure. (Not VM’s. Also, I would’ve liked to have just one solution, you know, to not have to include a different software package)

    2. I will have dozens of fog servers that need to take the image of the master one. These will be in the same campus but on different subnets.

    Thanks again for your help!



  • or a VM snapshot/checkpoint if it’s in a VM. I concur with what @george1421 said, clonezilla is the correct way to take an image of a fog server.


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    What’s your end goal here? I understand making a duplicate of it, but how many duplicates do you need and what are you going to do with the duplicates once they are created?

    Without knowing the details, I would say probably for a physical FOG server, clonezilla would work for that.


 

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