Import CloneDeploy Images



  • Does anyone know if it is possible to import images created by CloneDeploy into FOG?
    I am in the process of switching over to FOG but have a lot of CloneDeploy Images and would like to import them if possible.



  • Just to update everyone…
    Decided to go with @george1421 on this one.
    It was a full day of “switch PXEClient Settings, Deploy , switch PXEClient again, Collect and repeat” but it worked out well and I have all my images in FOG now.
    Thank you all for the help and advice!


  • Moderator

    IMO the quickest way to migrate from another platform (and to be sure its right) is to deploy with clonedeploy, clonezilla, or what ever you captured the image with to a disposable system and then turn right around and recapture with FOG. Don’t let the target computer boot into the target OS, but just deploy and then recapture. That way you can also use FOG’s more advanced compression tool zstd over gzip which clonedeploy appears to use. If you deploy to a modern computer or a vm on a fast server it will take you less time then extracting, converting, trying to understand the FOG meta data and then recompressing the files. Remember you are dealing with GBs size of files here.


  • Developer

    @jcargile I am not sure yet but from my point of view it’s very likely we can make this work. Rename a couple of files and maybe do a bit of converting…

    Please run the following commands and post output here:

    cat Images/<IMAGENAME>/guid
    cat Images/<IMAGENAME>/schema
    cat Images/<IMAGENAME>/hd0/table
    


  • Based on the files associated with a FOG image, I am going to assume that the answer is no



  • Images/<IMAGENAME>/ files are:
    drwxrwxrwx 3 apache cdsharewriters 4096 Dec 6 13:15 .
    drwxrwsr-x 31 apache cdsharewriters 4096 Dec 6 13:05 …
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 cd_share_rw cdsharewriters 37 Dec 6 13:15 guid
    drwxrwsr-x 2 cd_share_rw cdsharewriters 4096 Dec 6 13:07 hd0
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 cd_share_rw cdsharewriters 775 Dec 6 13:06 schema

    HD0/ files are:
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 cd_share_rw cdsharewriters 436122188 Dec 6 13:06 part1.ntfs.gz
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 cd_share_rw cdsharewriters 9961771975 Dec 6 13:15 part2.ntfs.gz
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 cd_share_rw cdsharewriters 1048064 Dec 6 13:06 table


  • Developer

    @jcargile I have played with CloneDeploy a bit but that was a long time ago and I am not sure what the images look like.

    To start off, can you run some command like ls -al /images/IMAGENAME on the CloneDeploy image so we see what files there are.


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