[CentOS] cloning a server

Thu Jan 20 20:57:28 UTC 2011
PA <razor at meganet.net>

I guess what I was asking for is to take a already configured server and put
it on multiple CD's DVD's and then use that to install on another server.

-----Original Message-----
From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf
Of Corey A Johnson
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 3:50 PM
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Subject: Re: [CentOS] cloning a server

PA wrote:
> Hi, I have a centos 5 (current) mail server that I have compiled 
> dovecot/postfix and installed some packages like mysql etc. These 
> packages have been configured and changed to my liking. How can I now 
> save all this and install it on another server without having to do 
> all the work of compiling installing and configuring the same 
> applications. Is it possible to burn this server image into multiple 
> DVD's make it bootable and then install on another server.
> Basically I want to clone this server and make it easy to install on 
> another similar hardware server without having to install centos and 
> then manually installing/configuring dovecot/postfix/mysql etc. Not 
> sure if I can create a bootable ISO that will install on new servers 
> or what my options are. I would appreciate any suggestions.
> Paul
We use Clonezilla for this sort of thing.


Have had decent success with this.
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