netrestore 10.9 image thru 10.6 server?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by cbben, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. cbben macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2013
    Hi, I have to re-image a bunch (~20) new iMac's, and would much rather do it thru netrestore overnight rather than going around and installing each station individually off of a portable drive. We havent got the new iMac's yet, and we only have 10.6 server (the old stations were on 2009 machines so we were still on 10.6 for those clients too). Will there be issues due to the big version gap? Any input would be appreciated, thanks.
  2. sevoneone macrumors 6502

    May 16, 2010
    You should have no problem hosting a NetBoot or NetRestore image for 10.9 from 10.6 server. All the server does is push the data to the client machine. I know a couple of places that keep their G5 XServes running 10.5.8 around for no other reason to push their images out. One place serves images for 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9 all from the same ole' PPC server.

    As always, you do need a system running the same version of the OS you're imaging, and a secondary hard drive to build the image on. You won't be able to prep a 10.9.x image on a 10.6.x machine, but that is nothing new.

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