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Imaging to External USB

Does anyone know what file systems are supported by the ZCM10 imaging boot
CD? I'd like to take some images offline, but would like to be able to open
them from windows. Am I going to need to mess with EXT2 drivers? I know the
FAT32 limit is 4 Gb, but can the CD read an NTFS partition?

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Re: Imaging to External USB

Dan Klassen,

>
> Does anyone know what file systems are supported by the ZCM10 imaging
> boot CD?


You want to use Reiser, EXT2, or EXT3.

I would not use fat as it has the file size limitations, but could work.
NTFS partitions can be read, but cannot be written to.

The imaging engine supports, Reiser, EXT2-3 formats natively. So no
customization needed. Simply make a mount point and mount the device.

mkdir /mnt/extdrive
mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/extdrive

I find it much easier to know which (sdb1) parameter to specify if I
connect the USB drive after booting to the imaging bash prompt. Because
then you can do a "dmesg" and will see detected "bla bla " partitions
sda sda5 and sda6 or something like that. If the computer is new
enough, then the local drives would be sda'x' and the external drive
would be sdb'x'.

I have in the past, create a simple bash script that detects the device
and mounts it. I hope to post it as a cool solution soon. Here' some of
the code I used.

"disk=`fdisk -l|grep FAT| awk '{ print $1 }'`"

This would set the "disk" varable to the value of the drive, sda1 or
sdb1. Of course, you can see that I was expecting a drive that was
formated in FAT.

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Re: Imaging to External USB

On Mon, 26 Nov 2007 18:32:13 GMT, Dan Klassen wrote:

> Am I going to need to mess with EXT2 drivers? I know the
> FAT32 limit is 4 Gb, but can the CD read an NTFS partition?


you mean for putting the image ON that device from a ms box?

or you mean for imaging itself?

on MS filesystems there have been issues with files bigger 2 GB.. the only
100% save way is AFAIK to use a linux filesystem.

and yes, the cd will be able to read ntfs
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Re: Imaging to External USB

My actual preference is to make the image on the USB drive to an NFTS file
system so I can manipulate images on a workstation without needing to
install EXT2 drivers on each one. However, it sounds like that won't be
possible unless I can find some way to add NTFS write support to the ZEN
imaging setup. I'm not a linux guy, but from what I've read that doesn't
sound too easy.

ZCM seems to put one in a bit of a catch 22 with regards to imaging. On the
server, you have no little flexiblility with the location of the stored
image. Either it must be in the content repository unless you map a drive
partition to an NTFS folder, or if you want to do offline imaging you have
to use a linux file system.

Not a back-breaker, but certainly not as flexible as with ZEN7 and earlier.
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Re: Imaging to External USB

On Thu, 29 Nov 2007 13:56:27 GMT, Dan Klassen wrote:

> Not a back-breaker, but certainly not as flexible as with ZEN7 and earlier.


the different file location will come... the local filesystem issue whas
also with the older versions.. no change there
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Re: Imaging to External USB

Thanks for this post info, it should really be included somewhere in the zenworks documentation as it was really valuable for us. i had a 10 gig image with hundreds of thousands of tiny log files in it, and after 5100 minutes waiting for the image to open up across the network it gave up. Locally with a USB drive i expect this to sail thru the 10 gig file in a few hours.
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