Cloning and deploying existing Linux builds via Chef, Puppet, etc

dynodano asked:

Is Chef, Puppet, etc able to be pointed at an existing Linux server and suck down 100% of the ‘stuff’ that would be required to build the server OS/package-versions/custom-files/etc including the build order?

(Guessing not, but believe I was lead to believe this from a talk I heard last year.)

My answer:

I think the tool you’re looking for is blueprint.

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