A good alternative to Ghost
I've been using Symantec Ghost
a few times, with bootable DVDs and in a PXE environment as well. But I was upset as it's working in DOS mode (thus, I had to build bootable 3'5 disks with the right NIC DOS driver, burn them as DVD with disk emulation, etc.) And it required a Ghostcast server... And it's not free.
So, I've built a Linux ISO image (based on RIP), and added tools and scripts. This is now a full-working project, completely free.
I've called it PING (Partimage Is Not Ghost)
. Features include:
# Backup and Restore partitions or files to a MS Network Shared directory;
# Backup and Restore the BIOS data as well;
# Either burn a bootable CD / DVD, either integrate within a PXE / RIS environment;
# Possibility to Blank local admin's password;
# Create your own restoration bootable DVD =>
See all features / download
Hope it'll help some folks out there...
Please, if you give it a try, tell me how it's working for you.Natanhttp://www.windowsdream.com
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