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Clone a Linux virtual container as a virtual machine for testing

I have been given one Linux virtual container where I have installed all the apps, databases, etc. Now I want to clone that in my local computer as a virtual machine for testing. The Linux container ...
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Does cloning clone also the old MAC address?

If I clone my Linux system to other computers will this also clone the old MAC address to the new computers? EDIT: due to the answer below I really know what is a MAC address... And sure Linux is ...
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dd a partition and keep device structure

How can I dd a partition while keeping its device structure? Source device: [root@cal-7-3 ~]# lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 37.3G 0 disk └─sda1 8:1 0 ...
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Clone my 2tb linux system to a new 3tb drive

My 2tb drive uses mbr and my new drive must use gpt as it's 3tb. Normally I use DD to do a copy like this from one drive to another, but how can I do this have have the 3tb drive be gpt and actually ...
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Can cat be used to clone a partition?

For example, can I do: cat /dev/sda1 > /dev/sda2 instead of using dd, and if not, why will this not work?
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Linux dd Command - Possible to do a full disk copy from larger to smaller drive? [duplicate]

I have a 500 gig drive as well as an 80 gig drive. I would like to clone the 500 gig over to the 80 gig and I think it might work because there is not 80 gigs of data on the 500 gig drive. Will this ...
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How to clone a Ubuntu Environment into another new clean machine? [closed]

I have a job to clone an entire Ubuntu system to many new PCs; including RVM, Rails, ..., all the binaries, libraries, packages on the existing Ubuntu system should migrate to the new PCs. Is there ...
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How is /sbin/init found during lilo boot

I just cloned my root partition (in anticipation of a dist-upgrade), changed lilo.conf and fstab (in the cloned partition) and ran lilo. But alas the system won't boot from the cloned partition. I ...
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MClone with multiple Linux partitions

Is it possible to use Trinity Rescue Kit's mclone(8) utility to clone a disk with more than one ext3/ext4 partition? Specifically, if I have one computer (the sender, running mclone -s) with a disk ...
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dd cloned drive not recognised by Windows

I have a Lenovo Windows 7 laptop with an MBR hard drive I want to clone. I used a Linux (Kali, FYI) live USB stick, booted on the PC and used dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdc bs=100M conv=notrunc to clone ...
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Can I move Linux from running on a USB to a hard drive partition?

I'm working on helping my brother with a project. He has been running Lubuntu Linux from a USB drive while he was setting up some server and web projects (proof of concept). Now that he has the ...
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Clone Linux installations between partitons, like managing VirtualBox images

I currently manage my development environment by having a virtual machine image in VirtualBox configured with all the basics configured ( PyCharm, build-essential, keyboard, etc... ) and then making a ...
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How to clone micro SD card

I need to clone micro SD card, using Windows or Linux OS. SD card should be cloned as a whole volume, and not as partition. It may contains several partitions, some of them cannot be recognized by ...
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What would I need to do to clone a Linux install to another machine?

Basically, I want to make an image of one Linux install I have, and distribute it over similar (if not identical) spec machines on a network. I know it is possible, however am unsure of what needs to ...
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Cloning a Linux installed on a usb drive to another usb of the same brand/type

I have a completely configured Linux system installed on a 16GB USB drive. I have the same brand/type of USB drive 10 times and the exact same mainboard 10 times. Now I want to copy the USB drive to ...
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Drive cloning with Rsync

I would like to mirror (clone) my TV harddrive to my TVbackup harddrive daily. I don’t want to use RAID, and currently, both drives are in the same computer (this will change in the future). In order ...
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eth0 not starting on boot after Virtualbox clone

After cloning my CentOS VM in Virtualbox (I used the Reinitialize the MAC address of all network cards option), the original and the clone VM both now has 127.0.0.1 as their IP. Anyone knows how to ...
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Unable to use cloned VM, OpenSUSE, VirtualBox

I've cloned a VM and now while booting it I see a message: Trying manual resume from /dev/sda1 Invoking userspace resume from /dev/sda1 resume: libgcrypt version: 1.5.0 Trying manual resume from ...
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Copy existing Ubuntu drive to partition on new hard drive

I have a new laptop with two partitions, one is currently loaded with Windows 7, the other is blank. I'm pretty familiar with using dd to backup/copy drives, but I'm wondering how I will deal with ...
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Do Linux swap partitions need to be cloned?

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 ...
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Can I use dd to clone two drives from two machines simultaneously?

To clarify, I have two machines: Machine1 and Machine2. Each machine has 2 disks (Machine1 has Disk1-1 and Disk1-2; simiarly, Machine2 has Disk2-1 and Disk2-2). Can I use 'dd' to clone Disk1-1 to ...
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Clone Windows partition from Linux

So I've got a 120 GB Intel SSD, with a partition for Windows and another for Ubuntu. Ubuntu is my main OS, Windows is for gaming. But now I'm looking to install Mac OS X, and I'd like it to be on the ...
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How to clone entire VirtualBox OS to a new PC (real-hardware)?

The situation is; I am running a web server (Ubuntu 10.10 server) on virtualbox v.4 inside Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop and now I want to clone entire web server on my brand new PC. Please help me with this, ...
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How to copy most of a Linux filesystem onto a new drive?

I am getting a SSD and I'd like it to become my new Linux boot drive. However, it is smaller than my current hard drive's root Linux partition, so I'd like to copy over the filesystem and exclude some ...
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Cloning Hard Drives - Remotely

I have two servers, A and B. I would like to clone server A to B. A is running Linux, and they are both remote, I don't have a physical access to them What is the best way to approach this?
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Good block size for disk cloning with diskdump (dd)

I use dd in its simplest form to clone a hard drive dd if=INPUT of=OUTPUT However, I read in the manpage that dd knows a blocksize parameter. I was wondering whether there is an optimal value for ...
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Linux cloning tools

Could you please advice how to clone CentOS with all installed software to another box. What tools should be used?
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Full system clone, snapshot using rsync

I have automated backups running on my ubuntu box using rsnapshot (rsync) basically following this tutorial. My concern is how to restore if everything is lost. Since it does not seem that I can ...
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What must be changed for cloned Linux systems?

When cloning Windows systems, it's fairly well-known that one should run sysprep before creating an image. This way, when the machine starts up, it will reconfigure itself for its new environment: ...
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Backing up to smaller drive

In a few hours I'll have a new 500GB Sony laptop, filled with the usual Sony rubbish which I'll promptly be replacing with Ubuntu or Crunchbang or something. However, first I want to make a full clone ...
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C++ program to make linux Ubuntu clone windows partition?

I want to write code in Dev C++ so that when i execute in Ubuntu 8 , it clones my windows 7 from D: partition to its child partitions E:,F: ... i have made my partitions of equal sizes and i have ...
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Can I Use My Linux Box As A 'System Imaging' Server? (i.e., Norton Ghost Server?)

I'm curious if anyone has accomplished the following, or knows a good terse description of how to set up the following. I'd like to set up a Linux server that is able to clone PC's over the network, ...
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What is the best way to clone a Linux partition onto a smaller partition?

I've currently got an 80 GB RAID 0 (yes, I know, that's why I'm changing it...) ext3 Linux device that's about 80% free, and I want to change it to a 40 GB ext4 partition using one of ...
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Good free way to clone a hard drive or a partition and send the image over the network (through FTP, Windows file sharing, “anything”)?

What I ideally would like is a free software solution which can: Boot from a CD/DVD/USB-stick and Clone a complete hard drive or a partition and Send the resulting image file over the network ...
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Cloning a Linux (Ubuntu) Boot Drive That Has A Few Errors

I've got an 8.04 Mythbuntu installation I need to clone to another disk. Unfortunately the disk it's on has a few errors, so dd aborts when I try the usual dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb Last night I ...