A clone is a replication, or an exact copy, of something.

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VirtualBox cloned vdi starts but no display

I have virtualbox, host win7 and guest ubuntu 14.0.4 I created a fixed sized vm. I cloned the fixed sized vm to a standard sized vm(dynamic). It worked perfect, just a message referring to low disk ...
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Failing hard drive; backup procedure and software

I am running on a Windows system that has had a bad hard drive for quite a long while... it has been making grinding noises, which has been audibly getting louder over the past 2 years. Now, the OS ...
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Can i clone a running vbox machine? [duplicate]

Is it possible to clone a running VBox machine? I need this because I can't turn off the machine during its purpose so I was wondering if something like that is possible? I tried by cloning the ...
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How do you make a drive bootable that should already be bootable

How do you make a SSD bootable after cloning it from a working Windows 7 HDD? Every time I reboot the Samsung NP-RV510 laptop with only the cloned SSD, I get the same error message for the past two ...
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clonezilla cloning partition to partition doesn't work for Linux

First dd command would not help here. In my case I don't same size hard disks to clone. Primary HDD: 500GB(around) but its not filled. It has only 20GB OS Linux External HDD: 320GB(around) I wish ...
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How to Move / Migrate a Hard disk with multiple bootable partitions to Larger size?

Currently I am using a 320gb hard disk on my laptop. I have a newer 500gb one. I decided to migrate the 320gb HDD and its contents into the 500gb one. Problem is that my 320gb HDD has multiple ...
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how to boot from a system that was cloned from usb HDD? [closed]

i cloned my 100mb partition and c partition into an usb HDD when i boot from my usb HDD it logs into the original system
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Boss is getting my emails in sync withn mine [closed]

I recently took some time off due to medical condition, My boss has been receiving all my emails and often replies to my clients on my behalf and calls me regarding some of the mail received. I feel ...
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Why disk clone using dd takes more space then actual data size?

I'm trying to clone a disk using dd command. My input disk size is 1Tb which is only 10% filled. My Output disk size is 300Gb which is more than I expected to clone. But after my cloning got over, ...
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way to automate git repositories cloning

I have to clone several repositories on the VM-s and then building software on them. I have pretty nice build script but there is one issue. Before build, several repos should be cloned, and after ...
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Change Windows 10 installation from one physical drive to other

I have an old PC with a HDD of 500GB with Windows 10 installation and is almost 90% filled with. The HDD is now fairly old and response time of Windows has become too slow. I am planning to upgrade PC ...
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Is there a way to clone a hard drive to a smaller hard drive? [duplicate]

The Issue: The issue I have is that I have several hard drives ALL 250GB, however, they vary ever so slightly on the amount of sectors. When cloning with CloneZilla on Parted Magic, I get the volume ...
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Replace hard drive with new one on different connector

I have a small 300GB hard drive (data, not OS; some programs) which is getting full, and I've ordered a 2TB drive to replace it. I would like the replacement to be seamless - that is, I plan to clone ...
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How to clone a floppy boot disk to a hard drive and make it bootable?

I'm trying to preserve some old bootable floppy disk by trying to clone it to a hard drive (disk C:) to run on the same hardware. (Important note: The hardware shall remain the same. I cannot use a VM ...
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Why does Windows Search “Indexing Options” select the wrong drive if it's cloned?

I cloned a Windows 10 HDD to a Samsung SSD using "Samsung Data Migration Software". I then installed a fresh copy of Windows 10 on the SSD. The SSD is now C: and the HDD is D:. When in Control Panel, ...
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I cloned a working Windows 7 disk, but it won't boot

I'm trying to clone my Windows 7 computer to a larger SSD. Using GPARTED, I have: Written a 'MSDOS' partition table to the new disk. Cloned the 100MB "System Reserved" partition. Cloned the larger ...
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dd clone HD to SSD?

I have a home machine running windows 7, and i'm wondering if it would work to do a dd if=/dev/${oldSataSpinningDisk} of=/dev/${newSSD} to clone the contents of the current system running on a SATA HD ...
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clone HDD to bigger HDD - align to sectors?

I have a 320 gb HDD, which is too small for me. There is a Windows 7 OS on it. I would like to clone this HDD onto a 1TB HDD, using Parted Magic or gparted. The HDD on the 1TB has a 320 GB partition ...
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Are fresh windows installs more anonymous/unlinkable than clones?

If you're using multiple virtual machines or VPS's with separate IP addresses to remain anonymous and unlinkable, is there any difference between doing fresh installs on each or doing a fresh install ...
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It it possible to corrupt external HDDs by cloning big git repositories?

I bought a Seagate Expansion 5TB external hard drive and I started cloning the git repositories I contributed to. There is a big git repository (~16GB, 1GB is just the .git directory): after cloning ...
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Fastest way to clone 15 physical PCs from an image [closed]

At work, I have multiple rooms with 10 to 20 PCs inside. They should all have the same image applied on their disks. In order to install such configurations, we usually clone one by one each of the ...
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Cloned system partition on the same hdd, how to make it bootable? W7

Well, system partition was about 30Gb and now its running low, so i cloned the system partition in the same hdd and gave this partition a way more space, so i dont have this kind of problem again. But ...
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Clonezilla failure when cloning and shrinking with a SSD destination

I'm trying to replace a HDD with a SSD of slightly smaller size. The machine runs Windows 7 and has two partitions. The source HDD is 250 GB has the two partitions, and about 60 GB of the HDD is in ...
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Clone a GET request-based website

I'm trying to make a static clone of a website because it's running on some ancient CMS that's going to crash any minute now. I've tried using httrack and wget, but none of them work. The problem ...
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how to clone from one USB disk to another with Linux command line commands?

I have a Bigger 1T USB disk with Fedora 20 and some user data in total about 40GB on one partition which is about 900GB.I want to move this Fedora installation to a smaller 500GB USB disk. Yesterday ...
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Cloning a disk twice results in binary differences

I'm using HDD RawCopy to clone a disk to a file twice (different files). The disk in question is a SATADOM connected to my computer using a SATA to USB cable. Somehow, when I make the clone twice in ...
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Cloning hard drive with Ubuntu disks

I am trying to clone hard drive on my laptop. Clonezilla does not work for me, I cannot boot from usb-drive and my cd-rom is acting weirdly (not Clonezilla's fault). So I am thinking about booting ...
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To Customize 3.5" Power Panel Elsewhere?

I have a small ASUS PC tower where are only two 3.5 slots. I need them both for cloning HDDs with two 3.5 slots. Therefore, I am thinking how extract the power button from the the 3.5 top panel to ...
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blues screen after clonning windows xp

I clone a hard disk of a PC, with clonezilla. This hard drive was only a partition with Windows XP. After restore the copy virtualbox but when I boot the OS a blue screen appears saying: "run chkdsk ...
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Windows 10 will not boot with source of clone attached

I cloned a windows 10 installation from a 1T HDD to a 500G SSD using clonezilla. Everything is fine as long as I don't attached the HDD drive that I used as the source of the clone. Here is what I ...
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Improper clone of a site with wget

I was trying to clone the homepage of Google with wget as explained here, wget -E -H -k -K -p https://www.google.com/ But I am not able to clone an exact copy of the live Google page. Please refer ...
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Clone multiple partitions to slightly smaller hard drive

I've a Windows 7 / Linux dual boot on a 512GB SSD (such an awkward size). The SSD was an upgrade from my HP Probook 4720's 500GB HD. When doing the upgrade I was cloning from a smaller drive to a ...
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Clonezilla - cannot boot from external hard drive

I am trying to clone my laptop hard drive to external drive. External drive I formatted exFAT (I know it is not necessary) and used tuxbot to install clonezilla-live on it. When I connect to my target ...
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PC not booting after cloning to new HD

After upgrading a pc it gets stuck loading windows 10 after I cloned the old hd onto the new one. There were no issues when i booted the new hardware with the old HD. So far I've tried bootrec ...
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Clone MacBook to an image usable on Windows VM?

I have a MacBook (running Yosemite) and was wondering if there was a way I can clone this so I can use it on my Windows machine as a VM (VMWare)? Is this something permissible?
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How to FastCopy Only…? Junctions? Hard Links? etc?

I'm new to FastCopy. How can I use it to copy only a certain type of file/folder? e.g. How to copy only junctions, and nothing else?
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How can to clone a hard drive to another hard drive in another computer?

I would like to know: Which materials and/or software do I need to clone a hard drive that contains Win10 as OS and some installed programs? Thank you!
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How to use WinHex to Copy File From Drive to Drive?

How can I copy $Extend from A: to B: with WinHex? The program shows the folder in the drive, and has a copy, but no paste? I'm new to WinHex. Both drives are NTFS formatted, and I am using Windows ...
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How to swap the content of 2 disks?

I have 2 SSDs disk, one with 250GB and another with 500GB. Both with Operating System (Windows 10 and 7), software and personal files and settings. Both with around 100GB occupied space. There is also ...
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How to clone Windows on filelevel

I've an old laptop (WinXP) which I wanted to clone via Linux's dd (Ubuntu live CD) onto a second HDD. Unfortunately dd fails due to read I/O errors. The Windows Installation itself is still able to ...
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Should I do a bit-to-bit copy or a mirror of my damaged, encrypted HDD? (And how?)

I have an HDD with 2 partitions: 100GB unencrypted, unimportant data and 1,7TB encrypted (AES with TrueCrypt) important data. When I installed Windows 7 on another hard drive it wrote about 100MB on ...
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Cloning a drive with clonezilla yields error when cloning to disk of same size

I have 2 500gb drives. One is out of the box new and is on a usb external mount. The other is the source drive in my laptop. When I use clonezilla, I get an error saying the destination drive is too ...
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How can I clone only a bootable windows partition(not the disk) to a file?

I have a hard disk which is 1 Tb in size. I have created and installed windows Xp on a partition of size 10 Gb. I want to clone the partition to a file on another disk such that I can dd the file to ...
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What is a reliable tool to clone my hard drive from windows itself?

I'm buying a new HDD for my laptop, and I want to clone my original one to the new one. Both are 1TB drives. I've heard of clonezilla, but I'd rather use something that doesn't require me to boot up ...
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Can't boot windows from a clone of my working harddrive

My goal: Clone everything on C: to my SSD drive f:, then use the old "c:" for data. Some threads say I need GPT (on one? both?) I think it's already set to F: bedcause the convert button is gray in ...
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How to make a clone of a bootable USB?

I have a bootable USB for OSX El Capitan that I got from a friend. I need to make a copy of that on my USB. How do I clone that or make it into an ISO and clone the ISO into my USB in Mac?
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Make Windows bootable after copying from one partition to another

I have recovered Windows7 from rescue DVD, that came together with my laptop. The recovery re-partitions the SSD drive as to factory defaults, but I would like to change that. More exactly, after ...
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Clone drive to a smaller one

I have a hard disk with 3 partitions on it. (one Linux-swap and two Ext3) The drive is a 2TB USB drive, and I would need to clone it onto a 16GB USB flash drive. The first two partitions are small ...
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Clonezilla Live disk clone not working

My source disk is a 64GB SSD with Ubuntu on it. The target disk is a 250GB SSD. I'm using clonezilla-live-20150805-vivid-amd64.iso from a USB stick to run CloneZilla. I'm using the disk to ...
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Expanding disk partition on root drive with LVM

It's been a long time since I've done this and I've probably done it in the most complex way. I upgraded my OS drive to a larger drive (old one 60GB, new one 250GB) running Ubuntu 14.04 and used ...