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I'm just wondering if PING does support bare metal restore.
I haven't tried using PING to restore an image with a different hardware configuration.
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It doesn't really do different hardware. It is simply an image snapshot backup/restore mechanism, and as such will do a bare-metal restore, but only to the same hardware.
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I've only had trouble when moving to a different hard drive type. Outside of that change I can install a Windows XP image from an Intel based system to an AMD based system - granted, XP will crash because it was expecting an Intel chipset but that's not PINGs fault.
The Linux OS that PING is built upon seems to adapt to a wide variety of hardware configurations...
I believe that if you were to try moving a hardware independant OS like older versions of Novell Netware it would work just fine. Having said that, I've only ever used PING for Windows based machines. I think you could even boot a virtual machine, like one hosted on a VMWare server, to the network running a PING system and backup / restore / move images around.
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