PSU Blast Image Config 2.9

By: Topher - Revised: 2010-12-14 Chen

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PSU Blast Image Config 2.9- by Topher Nadauld
This presentation provided an overview of the features in PSU Blast Image Config ("BIC"), and how to configure PSU Blast Image with pre/post restore actions. Alternative applications was tested and compared with PSU Blast Image to conclude a better solution for restoring and configuring a Macintosh.

PSU 2.9

Overview of features

PSU Blast Image Config (BIC) is a complete software solution to quickly restore and configure a Macintosh back to a known state. It supports Mac OS X 10.2.2 and higher, including Snow Leopard (10.6) and restores ASR ready .dmg image. BIC supports pre & post restore scripts and customization on BIC to automate the process. Hence, BIC can be configure to a 1-click store.


Pre and post restore scripts feature allows a wide range of action to be done before and after restoring a selected partition. For example, a "turn off sleeping" in pre restore script is added to prevent sleeping which could interupt the restoring process and a "run radmind" script is added to perform running radmind after an image is restored.

BIC also allow customization on BIC for automating the process of setting Open firmware password , configurating Date & Time ,setting IP , selecting disk image, selecting partition for restore and preforming verification after restore.

Comparing to Alternatives

An iMac 21.5" late 2009, 3.06Ghz Intel core 2 Duo, 500GB 7200 RPM drive is used to compare the speed of restore of Netrestore, Disk Utility, ASR command line.

NetRestore takes 110 minutes which needs 15 clicks with 2 probrams Open. It will not set IP nor run radmind. It is discontinued.Disk Utility takes 110 minutes which needs 10 clicks and it will not set IP nor run radmind. ASR command line takes 83 minutes without IP setting and radmind setting but it requires typing all the codes. PSU Blast Image config 2.9 Topher customized takes 81 minutes with 4 clicks that contains all features in 1 file. BIC will also set the IP and Radmind.

PSU Blast Image 2.9.1rc1

New features of the PSU Blast Image 2.9.1rc1 is that BIC fully supports snow leapord, multiple auto-run preferences via a new configuration selection sheet dialog, Passing restore volume path (/Volumes/Macintosh HD) and IP configured to the post restore script, better update of the barber pole progress and status fields for quicker user interface updates.