FOG capture to iso bootable media



  • Hi everyone

    I was wondering if there was a way to turn an image i capturedwith FOG into an ISO or something. To create a bootable usb-stick from later?

    I want this because not all my sites have a server.

    Thanks in advance



  • @george1421 Ah, i see. I was doing it with rsync in a cron job at the moment. I’ll try out your suggestion. Thanks for the info. :)


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    @Baessens Yes and no. FOG will replace the image files, you will have to export and import the metadata from the web gui. Its not directly supported by FOG but is workable. You just setup the remote full fog servers as a storage node to your root FOG server. The root fog server will then replicate the images to the remote fog servers. The only thing it won’t do is update the images table on the remote fog servers. But you can do that via an export from the root fog server and import into the remote fog server.



  • @george1421 Oh, so FOG will automatically replicate between fog standalone servers as well? i don’t need to do it manually?


  • Moderator

    @Baessens said in FOG capture to iso bootable media:

    As i can’t “fast deploy” with a storage node without registering the devices.

    This is true, because storage nodes relies on the location plug-in and the location plug-in needs to have the storage node assigned to a location as well as the target computer. You can’t do that in a load and go (without registration) environment. If you want to use FOG you will need a full fog server in each location to do “load and go”. You can sync the images between the remote FOG servers like with a storage node if needed.



  • @george1421 Thanks for your reply. i’ll look into a clonezilla and/or a mobile Fog server.

    Although people have recommended me to use a standalone fog server for each location and sync the images manual(with rsync,…). As i can’t “fast deploy” with a storage node without registering the devices.


  • Moderator

    Sorry its not possible. When FOG captures the disk it breaks the disk into partition files. You need the fog server to “glue” the partitions back together. If you need a usb bootable imaging tool use clonezilla. Deploy your fog image to a target computer and then recapture with clonezilla.

    The other option (depending on your resources) is to put a fog storage node running on a desktop computer or such at each location. You don’t need a very powerful fog server. As a proof of concept I installed FOG on a raspberry pi2 and 3 for small deployments or as a mobile fog server.


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