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Imagine from UNC Path

Created: 17 Oct 2013 | 2 comments

First off very disappointed that imaging from a UNC Path was not added in version 7.5. Because we store our 200+ GB of images on a storage solution and not the server I'm forced to write scripts to image and can't take advantage of the built in tasks or multicast. 

I see that in the capture image task the default command line that’s run is ghost -sure -clone,MODE=create,SRC=1,DST=%IMAGEPATH%

Is there a way I can change the %IMAGEPATH% variable to point to a UNC path of my choice? I don't see it in tokens. If I can modify it will that force the console to look to another path for the images when I go to choose an image in the deploy image task? 

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Thomas Baird's picture

Imaging from UNC path works only in very limited environments - small or very localized ones.  Highly distributed environments can't use that concept or the images would be pulled over a WAN link - not a good idea.  It's a valid suggestion, and we have that and several other "similar" suggestions captured, but you're right, not implimented.

As for "can you change imagepath...  Good question!!  I don't know.  Obviously not supported, but it seems to me that you should be able to do so frankly.  The problem is I'm not sure how to edit that line, or, more importantly perhaps, how to make sure the path is ALWAYS the same, but the image file itself is the variable.  In the case of the default, the imagename is both the path AND the image, so it could be tricky.  Not to mention hidden from fiew.

Fascinating.  Let us know if you find it!  I might try to find out too.  :D

Thomas Baird
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mlombardo's picture

Were you able to find a solution to this? I'm having an issue where the console is resolving the IMAGEPATH token to a site server instead of the NS. As a result, I cannot capture any images.