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Getting Around the Speed Issue when Imaging Using a Samba Share

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By Ben Lewis

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Posted: 21 Mar 2006

PROBLEM: When using the ZENworks imaging utility, if using a samba share it can be a bit slow.

SOLUTION: Use NFS to share the image files, mount the share onto the ZENworks imaging utility then use img app to image from locally mounted NFS share to local hard disk. (ZENworks image files must be sitting on an NFS share.)

Please note that in the example "/nfs/share" is the exported directory, and "/local/share" is a suggested mount point which you will need to create.


mount ?t nfs ?o nolock <local server>:/nfs/share /mnt/local/share

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