Clone Computers Across the Network Part 2 Continued
How to Clone Computers Across the Network
5. If your drives have multiple partitions you can choose them here.
The drive shown below has a single partition, so the entire drive will be saved.
6. Select the destination drive. Check "Shared over a network". Click the Search network button to try to locate the computer and the shared folder automatically. If that fails, enter the information manually. In the box for Server or share location enter your information following the format shown. Forward slash, forward slash, computer name, forward slash, shared folder name. Enter the administrator's username and password and for the computer that you are contacting.
7. If you get to this screen you are in good shape.
8. Choose the folder location to save your backup.
9. Give your backup a descriptive name. You may come back to it later or add additional backups so make the name something that makes sense and accurately describes the computer it came from, what kind of system it is and the date.
10. The backup will begin and you can take a break.
Once the backup is done, you can remove the CD, and begin using the backup to clone other computers across the network. Generally, you can only use the backup to clone computers with exact or near exact hardware specifications. Computers with dissimilar hardware can cause the clone operation to fail.
To use the image file you created to clone to another machine, boot the computer to the RedoBackup CD and choose to RESTORE. Then follow the prompts as you did during the Backup creation. When the Restore is complete, remove the CD and boot the computer.
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