Unix ISR software?

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  1. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Hi Gang

    I've been asked a curiosity question.

    Are there any ISR type softwares for the Unix families.

    By ISR software I mean anything ranging from the FDISR,Rollback Rx type thru to Shadow Defender, Shadow User, Returnil, or Power Shadow?

    Thanks,
    Pete
     
  2. zapjb

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    Don't know about rollback or freeze type programs. But each distro includes (or should) a program(s) to clone your basic OS configuration & setup. In PCLOS 2010 I've used a myliveCD script to make a bootable flashdrive of my OS.

    PS: If I have to reinstall it takes 5-15 minutes & all my current data is still in my Home folder.
     
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    From Indonesia, meant for local schools using Ubuntu, a 'DeepFreeze for Linux' has been developed;

    Dafturn Ofris (Google Translation Ind->Eng) website link.

    Download link

    Mind you, I just stumbled across this when searching after reading your post...
    It's only available in indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia) and english.
    When I get to setting up Mint 10 this weekend, I'll give it a spin.
     
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    Although Debian wired, there's FSProtect and Lethe - two others that share somewhat similar goals.
     
  6. pandlouk

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    There are various ways to achieve this.
    One way is the following:
    http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/answers/Applications_GUI_Multimedia/Deepfreeze_for_Linux

    The other way (which I prefer) is to use the non persistent mode offered by the live cds, but instead of using a live cd you use a dedicated partition to do it.
    For Debian and Ubuntu I use Live Magic or Remastersys.
    For Mandriva, PCLinux, Unity I use Mklivecd.

    After I configured my personalized live cd I run it from a dedicated partition same way like Ubuntu's live usb creator or pendrive linux do it from usbs, but in a non persistent mode. ;)

    Panagiotis
     
  7. wilbertnl

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    Peter, how are you?

    Disk imaging software is generally available for Unix/Linux systems, most known software that we discussed the last decade here recognize the Linux file systems just fine:

    Most Linux installations get installed with ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystems, this is what you look for when reading documentation.

    Some links:
    http://kb.acronis.com/content/6045
    http://www.paragon-software.com/home/brh/features.html
    http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/image-for-linux.htm
    http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/download-linux-clonezilla-to-clone-system.html

    As far as ISR/Rollback features goes, the filesystem ZFS developed by Solaris and available for Linux/FreeBSD comes to mind:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZFS
    http://hub.opensolaris.org/bin/view/Community Group zfs/WebHome

    With your question you step into a new world, Peter, if you have more questions, please ask. :)

    Also, partitioning and dual boot is unlimited under Linux, you are able to install 10 different Linux setups or more without sweat. And like already mentioned, booting a full functioning live system from CD/USB flash is a breeze.
     
  8. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    You all are the greatest. It is not for me but is proving helpful for the person who asked me. Unfortunately very shy.

    Any this is proving most helpful and I appreciate it.

    Pete

    PS Wilbert, I am fine. Thnx for asking.
     
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