Using Backupper for 100% unattended restore of system drive PCs
We as a company are currently evaluating different disk imaging and cloning tools to support our operations. We have used AOMEI free version and believe its a great tool and has all the features we need. However, our main use for the tool would be the following:
Create an image of a disk, create an USB recovery memory. Then clone this USB containing the recovery image in order to restore the image into a large number of PCs. The restore procedure should be: User insert USB memory, turns PC on, the restore process ocurr 100% unattended, an then shuts down automatically when done. All PCs are the same, same hardware as the original in which the image was created in the first place. This allow the operator to proceed faster and without having to know what to do. Currently we are using Ghost using DOS command line, but it is slow and has no support. We also know that clonezilla is capable of 100% unattended command line restore, but the software is not flexible or easy to use enough.
Exploring AOMEI features there is command line capabilities but only to backup, not for restore. This would solve our problem by executing a batch file in the WinPE execution, but we dont know if this is being implemented and when. Do you plan to implement this feature in close future? is there an estimated date or roadmap regarding this? We want to know since we can start the migration from .GHO to AOMEI and then be ready when this is implemented.
What other solutions can we explore currently as a workaround to achieve a completely unattended restore by executing a file in Windows? could a network restore do the job? what if the PCs are not connected to a network?
Thank you for your time.