disk imaging

Disk Cloning, Revisited

Note: This post was updated on September 23, 2010 to correct factual errors concerning Symantec's disk imaging products.

We wrote about disk cloning (a.k.a. disk imaging) in our third Cookbook, but it's such a useful tool for libraries that it's worth revisiting the topic and sharing new developments in the field.

Disk Cloning, Revisited

Note: This post was updated on September 23, 2010 to correct factual errors concerning Symantec's disk imaging products.

We wrote about disk cloning (a.k.a. disk imaging) in our third Cookbook, but it's such a useful tool for libraries that it's worth revisiting the topic and sharing new developments in the field.

5 1/2 Things I Learned While Writing the Cookbooks (Part 2):

Lesson 2: Buying Computers for a Library is More Complicated than it Looks

When I need a computer, I pray to the budget gods, log onto a PC manufacturer’s website (e.g. Dell or HP) and configure a machine. It’s pretty easy and the computer arrives a week or two later.

So I didn’t anticipate going into this project how many things the average systems librarian has to think about when buying computers.  The list below is only partial! But I think I’m hitting the major steps in the process.