26258: Acronis Snap Deploy 4: Creating Master Image: Online vs Offline

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Last update: Thu, 2011-11-03 12:16

Pros and cons of both methods

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  • Acronis Snap Deploy 4

Description

Here is the comparison chart of online and offline imaging with Acronis Snap Deploy 4:

Online Offline
Benefits
  • Master image is created remotely. No physical attendance is requried
  • Master image is created without putting the machine offline
  • You can save the image file to the same disk that you image
  • This is the only way to create an image of a machine prepared with sysprep
Trade-offs
  • To create an image of Windows XP/Vista/7 Home operating systems, you will need to install Acronis Management Agent locally (remote installation is not possible)
  • Physical attendance is required
  • The machine has to be put offline
  • You cannot save the image file to the local disks. You can only save it to a network share or removable media

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