Unix/Linux OS/disk cloning

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dear expert,

I would like to ask you whether there is any open source software which can make an iso image from configured centos machine. More clearly, i have one centos machine which is currently running vicidial server. Now i want to make  iso of this machine and want to install into new machine. Is there any possibility?

thanks in advance!!
saroj

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Hi Saroj,
As long as the source and destination systems hardware is fairly similar, you should be able to use:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/clonezilla
To get the job done...
It works a lot like Norton's "Ghost" product for the filesystems it supports.
You can make an image of a disk or partition and put it on another disk...
Hope that helps!
Larry

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Expert: Creating and managing *nix database/application servers for use with dl4/unibasic/mysql/apache/thoroughbred applications, especially in medical environments. Strengths: scripting, backup and disaster recovery, mysql, apache2, routing, samba/smbfs/cifs, LPRng, CUPS, telnet/ssh/sftp, vsftp, rsync, new system preparation, system duplication, database design, system conversions (AIX/SCO-OS5/Linux) Currently working on scripted setup of LAMP servers using PDO for MySQL and Oracle. Compiling Apache2, openssl, php and libxml2 from source and linking to libraries for MySQL and Oracle InstantClient. Works great so far! Familiar With: php, c, awk, sed, gnome, nfs and lots of other *nix tools

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I've been head of development at our company since 1984. Our OS's at that time were Point 4's IRIS and Altos' Xenix. Then: SCO Xenix, SCO Unix, AIX, SCO-OS5, Caldera, RedHat 7, Debian Sarge, RedHat ES4, Debian Etch, Redhat ES5, Debian Lenny, RedHat ES6, Debian Squeeze. I've migrated our clients through those various versions with minimal interruption while preserving their investments in hardware and staff knowledge over time.

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