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Is there any way to clone MAC hard disks over the network?
If you are familiar with PC's, some thing like GHOST program?
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by:rbr
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What to you mean by cloning a harddisk over the network. Pls give more info what you want to do.
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by:Farfrae
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This is not possible with current incarnations of the MacOS if the intention is to clone the content of one Mac on a network to another. You do not indicate whether your disk is internal or external. Neither have you said what kind of network you have in mind. If your disk is external, why not connect it directly to your external SCSI port to avoid spending ages duplicating files across your network. Use an alternative start-up volume to avoid copying open files.If internal, then fix up the necessary internal ribbon data connections, power cables, sort out your SCSI ID not to conflict with other connected devices, and follow the above procedure for internal drives.
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by:magdy
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The case is:
we have more than 20 MAC's excatly the same hardware. What we need to do is setup one of them and then copy it to the others, that's cloning.

The hard disks are internal, and MAC's are connected through TCP/IP and AppleShare.

For PC's, there are softwares that do that. Like GHOST, it creates an image file from an example computer and it can read this image file and broadcast it to many computers at the same time through the TCP/IP, or ethernet connection.

Now, is there anything similar for MAC's?
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There is a variety of software that can do this for you. Two that spring to mind are the Apple Network Assistant Toolkit from Apple Computer <www.apple.com> and Assimilator from Stairways <www.Stairways.com>. Assimilator is less expensive, more powerful at delivering software (its main task), and has a steeper learning curve. ANAT has more general capabilities (including screen sharing, instant messaging, and audioconferencing). An overview of available software can be found at <http://www.stairways.com/assimilator/labs/labadmin.html#ASoftwareRoundup>
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