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FOG is a free open-source cloning/imaging solution/rescue suite. A alternative solution used to image Windows XP, Vista PCs using PXE, PartImage, and a Web GUI to tie it together. Includes featues like memory and disk test, disk wipe, av scan & task scheduling.
FOG is a Linux-based, free and open source computer imaging solution for Windows XP, Vista and 7 that ties together a few open-source tools with a php-based web interface. FOG doesn't use any boot disks, or CDs; everything is done via TFTP and PXE. Also with fog many drivers are built into the kernel, so you don't really need to worry about drivers (unless there isn't a linux kernel driver for it). FOG also supports putting an image that came from a computer with a 80GB partition onto a machine with a 40GB hard drive as long as the data is less than 40GB.
Fog also includes a graphical Windows service that is used to change the hostname of the PC, restart the computer if a task is created for it, and auto import hosts into the FOG database. The service also installs printers, and does simple snap-ins.
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im not sure why clonezilla is a more popular alternative. Maybe because of the lifecd. I also use Clonezilla for imaging / backing up single computers. And i know that clonezilla is also possible as...See why people like FOG Project 😍 Post your review
im not sure why clonezilla is a more popular alternative.
Maybe because of the lifecd. I also use Clonezilla for imaging / backing up single computers.
And i know that clonezilla is also possible as a server install.
But somehow one day i chose fog and it works good for me.
I even replaced altiris with it. Combined with ocsng.
I have setup FOG for many clients, including a PC repair company. To the best of my knowledge, they still use it...
Relatively easy to setup and maintain. Excellent community support. Does everything that I previously used Norton/Symantec Ghost to do.