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Old 10-05-2011, 07:34 AM
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On 05/10/11 04:17, Xn Nooby wrote:
> I am trying to figure out if it is possible to remotely re-image a
> linux machine that is running. I think the process would be something
> like:
> - create a ramdisk
> - copy system files to ram disk
> - change filesystem root to ram disk
> - turn off the swap partition
> - unmount all drives but ram disk
> - run netcat (or ssh+dd) to receive new drive image
> - reboot machine
> - hope it works
> I use dd and Clonezilla for local cloning, but I've never remotely
> re-imaged a machine. It seems like something that has probably already
> been solved.

Read clonezilla doc if I remember correctly it was possible to stream
image directly to remote machine for immediate recovery/installation,
even multicasting is possible I think

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