How to remotely restore image across computers w/o breaking access?

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by poof, Jun 20, 2011.

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  1. poof

    poof Registered Member

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    I cant seem to find anywhere how this is done. If i have an image that i want to restore across multiple computers remotely, only one of those computers will be accessible thereafter because the remote settings for it (port#/login/pw) will be the same across all computers. Well thats how RDP and VNC work at least. Is there any way around this?
     
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    treehouse786 Registered Member

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    if your network card and motherboard support 'wake on lan' then this is easy to accomplish with acronis and a portable WOL tool

    why cant you remote dial in to 1 computer and use VNC to initiate restores on all other computers at the same time and then dial in to one of the restored computers and then restore the 1 remaining computer
     
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    Because i was considering using just one image since all the computers are the same, but it seems this would break remote access for all but one computer.
     
  4. act8192

    act8192 Registered Member

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    Are you sure?

    Are MAC addresses of the network adapters the same across all those computers? I don't think that's possible.

    Acronis image makes a complete drive image at a point in time, and that would include all hardware, perhaps even drive serials.
     
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