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A basic how-to for using System Image Utility
Authored by: treehuger on Dec 24, '08 08:52:02AM

Another, possibly better option is to look at InstaDMG (found on AFP548.com). Using InstaDMG you can create a "modular" image, which is based on putting packages together vs cloning a system. When cloning a system, you leave yourself open for also cloning system settings, such as ByHost files and the local Kerberos database.



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A basic how-to for using System Image Utility
Authored by: jpbjpbjpbjpb on Dec 24, '08 11:31:07AM

Instadmg is totally the way to go. It can be a bit of a hassle in the beginning to get all your changes into packages rather than manually tweaking the golden machine, but once you have that, getting an image for new hardware is a snap.

Well, a snap that takes around two hours to run, but your involvement is about 30 seconds at the beginning. QA is a lot easier, since you only have to QA your packages once, not every single time you make a new image.



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