I'm in the process of cloning my hard disk in order to test some unstable software.
One of the partitions is Linux-swap. From my understanding, it can be used by the os as additional ram. So this does not need to be cloned right?
Additionally: The disk I have has a capacity ~120 GB, while my original drive is ~250GB (though only about 70 GB are used). Since I can not dd, I created the partitions manually and I'm currently using rsync to "clone" the partitions. Is this the best way to do it? How do I make it bootable?