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1 time Bare Metal Backups

Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:07 am

Hi, I am not yet a Customer but I'm looking into the product for some unique reasons. I need to automate 1 time bare metal backups of 50-100 machines at a time. Once these backups are done, the product will no longer be needed on the machine (and we would no longer want to pay for the licensing.)

The reason we need this is to prepare machines for encryption. During the encryption process we lose about 3% of our machines. (the disks just fail or the encryption process fails)

So we're looking for something that will automate 1 time bare metal backup. Perhaps we could script the install, the backup and the uninstall (without a reboot?). I'm wondering if anyone has thoughts on how best to make this happen.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Justin

Re: 1 time Bare Metal Backups

Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:59 am

Jickfoo,

> Once these backups are done, the product will no longer be needed on the machine (and we would no longer want to pay for the licensing.)

That may be, and I'm all for 'free', however, being used commercially in your case, shouldn't TB be paid for their product?

For 'free' imaging apps, maybe something here would do......
http://lists.thedatalist.com/

Look under "Imaging tools".
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Jim L.
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6.3.0.5 Windows Vista Service Pack 2 build 6002

Re: 1 time Bare Metal Backups

Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:20 pm

On Tue, 7 Feb 2012 05:07:07 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,
jickfoo disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>Once these backups are done, the product will no longer be needed on the machine (and we would no longer want to pay for the licensing.)
So if I buy a car for one trip, I can stop the payments? Image for
Windows is not freeware.
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Cheers

DrT
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in the puddles (Jewish proverb).

Re: 1 time Bare Metal Backups

Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:51 pm

DrTeeth,

> So if I buy a car for one trip, I can stop the payments?

LOL....my thoughts exactly!

From time to time, I run into someone who wants to 'bum' a smoke.
I tell them I tried that where I buy mine and it doesn't work!
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Jim L.
Using - Virtual Access(OLR)
http://www.virtual-access.org
6.3.0.5 Windows Vista Service Pack 2 build 6002

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