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10.8 System Image Utility does not recognize anything 10.7 or below

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I just installed Mountain Lion  server and was excited to start using system restore to make images of some Lion Minis we have. However, SIU 10.8 does not seem to recognize a 10.7 volume. I tried booting the machine I planned to image in target disk mode and I tried making an image using disk utility and mounting it. Neither worked. Can someone please confirm or deny whether this works. If 10.8 Server SIU does not support older verisons (If you can really call Lion that much older for **** sake). It willbe infuriating to me if this can't be done because this would just be another example of Apple taking a good idea and just royally tanking on the execution side.

 

I did go ahead and install Server Admin tools on one of the other Lion minis and am making a Netrestore image of the master mini as we speak; so far so good. But I am skeptical of whether my Mountain Lion Server will even accept and deploy this image considering my less than stellar experience so far.

 

Any thoughts, suggestions, shared frustrations are all appreciated.

Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)

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