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Windows equivilent to FOG

Posted on 2009-05-11
Last Modified: 2012-05-06

In our organization, we used FOG as a backup and restore solution.  Recently, our Parent Organization changed our network policies, and is not allowing any of our Linux based servers to continue working, (Very Lame.)

Does anyone know of any free windows based solutions that would perform similarly to FOG, or Ghost?

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Have you ever checked out Hiren's BootCD?  Everytime a question like this comes up I think of it.  There are many more free utilities included.  Here's a link to the web site:


Have fun!
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ID: 24356069
HDClone is a good one. It has 3 versions, including a free one. Take a look here:


Author Comment

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I am looking for something with more of a Server/Client side.  FOG uses PXE with a server to image. Are there any free available imaging tools that would have this functionality?

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>>Have you ever checked out Hiren's BootCD?  Everytime a question like this comes up I think of it.  There are many more free utilities included.  Here's a link to the web site:


>>Have fun!

Is there a download link for this - I can't see one?
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ID: 24356576
Yes .. you are right.  I can see the link at the bottom of the page with the size of the file, but it appears to be disabled.

I just did a search on "download Hiren's BootCD 9.8" and got several hits.  When get the right one, you'll burn it directly to a CD.

If this doesn't help or you still have questions, I'll check back.

Accepted Solution

micalkin earned 500 total points
ID: 24359697
Check out http://clonezilla.org/
It has a server version.

Author Comment

ID: 24361034
Does clonezilla also run off of windows?  I only thought that it ran off of Linux as a host OS.

Expert Comment

ID: 24364414
clonezilla works on linux....sorry i missed that the solution you need has to run on windows.

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This answer did not really answer my question, but is a good alternative.

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