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

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Windows 10 - copy domain admin to domain user account

I have been working under a domain admin account for years and years. Now, after a windows 10 upgrade, I want to work under a domain user account. More, I would like to retain all the desktop ...
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OSX (10.7.5) cloned from HDD to SSD, how can I say it to the OS?

I cloned my previous HDD to an SSD with a block-level cloning tool (dd :-) ). Now my OS, which was initially installed to a hard disk, now boots and works perfectly from the SSD disk. But I want to ...
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Cloning Ubuntu “clusters” with ssh access

I have a "cluster" with multiple Ubuntu (12.04) machines, all with the same accounts. From any machine, I need to ssh to any other machine. I set up ssh, generated keys, known_hosts file, and tested ...
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Transfer disk contents *without* cloning tools

Is it possible to "clone" a disk which contains programs by performing a copy of all the disk contents (preserving file attributes) from source to destination disk, and unplugging the source disk and ...
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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. Is there an optimal value for the blocksize parameter ...
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OSX: How can I clone a larger hard drive to a smaller one?

I'm replacing my spinning disk drive with a smaller SSD, because it should make my system much faster[1]. The data I have on the larger drive will fit on the smaller one. So far, I've done the ...
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Clone Linux/Win7 dual-boot to smaller hard drive?

I have a Linux Mint / Windows 7 dual boot setup that is on a big hard drive that I'd like to use for something else. I have a smaller hard drive that will fit everything with room to spare. ...
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Can you clone a larger drive onto a smaller drive (used space fits on the smaller)

I have a 500GB drive which is about 50GB full, I got a 80GB SSD, which has 74.5GB of available space. I want to clone the system drive onto the SSD. DriveImage XML will not let me copy a larger ...
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How to fix a missing bootmgr after cloning a HDD to SSD due to a weird system-reserved partition?

I have cloned my C: partition from an existing HDD to a new SSD using gparted from my Linux-SDD. This went well data-wise. I can see the files, yet the new Win7SSD is unable to boot. At first, the ...
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Customize OEM Windows 7

Scenario: Using OEM Recovery Discs from HP, I do a fresh install of windows 7. Windows 7 gets activated by the BIOS in these HP machines. If I clone the images from the base machine. Would windows ...
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Hard Drive Clone Proofing or Licensing to One Computer only

Is there any way possible to prevent others from cloning my hard drive? or set one hard drive to work only with one computer? i tried to research but i did not see any topic related to it. I have one ...
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clone a running Windows 7 from 240 GB SSD to 120 GB SSD

is it possible to clone my running Windows 7 from a bigger SSD to a smaller SSD. or do i need to reinstall everything?
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Install pre-configured Windows XP

I have about 60 machines I want to install Windows XP on using a USB drive. What I would like to do is have a pre-configured install. Meaning all the necessary software, and bookmarks in the browsers ...
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Attempting to backup/clone a tablet with eMMC storage running Win 8.1 x64

We are running into a lot of issues with any type of software or utilities we believe because the eMMC storage on the tablet is basically an SD card and not wanting to allow us to overwrite the data ...
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Clone Drive Using Linux DD Command: Send IMG Over SSH Connection

I SSH to a VPN running Ubuntu Linux. To make backup copies of the hard drive, I use the following dd command: sudo dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/home/rick/hdImage-20150704.img It works, however, is there a ...
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No USB3 after cloning Samsung to Samsung

I have tried many times to clone my new Samsung to another Samsung for a backup but every time I end up with a drive that refuses to recognize my USB3 ports. All other devices like mouse and keyboard ...
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Clone Windows 8.1 Zenbook SSD to another Zenbook

I've formated my Asus Zenbook UX31A to install Mac but now I want to switch back to its original state. I don't have any backups but I have same Asus Zenbook and I wonder if I clone it's SSD to mine ...
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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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Cloning and replacing a HD. The full story

I have an XP machine with 1 drive partitioned as: C, D, E, F and want to make an exact copy of it. Run some HD cloning software and clone the original drive. Physically remove/replace the HD in the ...
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DISM fails with 'There is not enough space on the disk.' while capturing an image

I use DISM to capture images and store them on a network disk. I use a standard 32bit WinPE 4.0 environment to capture them. My current path was set to i:\images and I executed the following command: ...
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Cloned HDD has boot, pagefile and crash dump on a non-'System' partition. Could that indicate an issue?

I cloned my old laptop (Win7, HP) HDD onto a new one using Seagate Discwizard. After some initial glitches, the cloned HDD seems to be booting normally and working fine in general (I have had it ...
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Correcting drive letters after a partition clone

I have an old XP computer with 3 drives: Disk0 = C: D: E: F: (my current boot drive) Disk1 = I: (a data drive) Disk2 = J: K: L: M: (A new 2x bigger drive in an USB external case) J is a "partition ...
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Does Sysprep require the same Service Pack Level on the .clg file with Windows 7 Pro.?

I have a Windows 7 Pro. 64bit DVD. I am using sysprep. The machine I want to sysprep is Windows 7 Pro. 64bit SP1. My DVD to get the .clg catalog file off of is not SP!, just Windows 7 Pro. 64bit. ...
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Cloning windows from a hard disk drive to a m.2 ssd

I'm looking at cloning windows 8.1 which is on a hard drive onto a m.2 ssd. My understanding being the process would be installing the m.2 ssd, cloning the hard drive onto it. Then going into the bios ...
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How can I clone a protected HD?

I have a copy protected HDD. It works perfectly in a kiosk but when I try to clone it using clonezilla, ghost or any other sector to sector copiers I get i/o errors... I think they've ruined some ...
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Free way to clone HDD to SSD?

Is there a free way to clone a full Windows 7 installation from HDD to SSD? (The free part is important, I know I can pay for Acronis True Image.) SSDs are usually much smaller than HDDs which ...
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Cloning HDD sector-by-sector (dd/ddrescue), how to skip bad blocks in the middle?

I've got a HDD with unrecoverable bad blocks. HDD is part of Raid-0 array. If I access bad blocks by any means HDD hangs. Let's assume the HDD full capacity is 500,000,000,000 bytes, bad blocks are in ...
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Clone OS to another partition as bootable

Is there any way to achieve the following: I want to clone my OS (C: drive) onto another partition. I want this other partition to be boot-able as well. I read so many articles on the internet about ...
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Replacing an Imminent-Failure Drive in a RAID-0 with Clone

The RAID-0 in question is run by an Intel RAID controller in a Gigabyte Z77X-D3H. It is a 2x320GB RAID-0, comprised of two different model drives. The working one is a 320GB Western Digital (whose ...
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DDRescue locks system up on disk clone

I have ddrescue running on the latest version of Fedora trying to clone a dying IDE disk. When I run ddrescue --no-split /dev/sdb imagefile logfile the copy will happen then the entire system will ...
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Cloned disk isn't bootable

I have a Macbook Pro which has a Windows installation on one of the partitions. I bought a new desktop with a new SSD and wanted my Windows install from my Macbook on the new SSD. So I cloned the ...
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Cannot clone repo on windows fatal: unable to access. The requested URL returned error: 403

I have set up Gerrit repository on non-standard port 10002. I have generated my HTTP password in Gerrit. I can successfully clone this repo over HTTP protocol on Unix machines and on most of ...
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Small SSD to Large SDD cloning, why isn't it allocating remainder of space?

I'm upgrading from a 120gb PNY SSD to a 500gb Samsung 850 SSD. I cloned the 120gb SSD using EaseUS Todo Backup onto the larger SSD. But it seemed to copy the setup of my smaller drive. So on my ...
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VirtualBox Clone VM for another PC

Let's assume I have a vm named Lubuntu.vdi, unregistered to VirtualBox, and it resides on PC-Private. Now, I clone the vm and the clone has the name Public-Lubuntu.vdi, and it resides on PC-Private. ...
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Why am I getting a hg clone -r error?

The hg clone help says: hg clone [OPTION]... SOURCE [DEST] -r --rev REV [+] include the specified changeset And what I'm trying to do is for instance to clone up to the change set 10 from a ...
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Mirror a User across all accounts Win 8.1

I'm trying to setup a tablet image for cloning purposes using Acronis. I have finally setup an Acronis WinPE USB to clone the drive on the device with the image I want to distribute across our ...
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How do I properly individualize a Linux distro clone

I'd like to rsync my laptop's (=workstation's) root partition (assume Ubuntu for the sake of this question) to a couple of places. Assuming that the clones will meet in the same LAN and that the root ...
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Unable to clone mSATA disk in my W530

I recently bought a used W530 from eBay, which is in good shape. It has a 240GB mSATA and two other disks. It runs on Win 7 pro 64bit. I used its recovery media disk to restore the computer to its ...
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Clone a hard drive Windows 7 / Windows Server

Quick question, i have purchased a hard drive cloning bay, where you put your hard drive with data / os in and a blank one and it supposedly clones it, now i haven't done this yet, what i was ...
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Upgrading Acer Aspire 5750G with SSD only boots a single time

I'm currently trying to upgrade the HDD in an Acer Aspire 5750G with a SSD. Unfortunately I have a weird problem which I've never experienced in the past (doing SSD upgrades): I'm cloning the HDD to ...
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Clone Failed: Checked Win7 in USB tray: but now no drive letters. Nothing

BSoD Windows 7 exists but is Invisible. I had done a re-size partition with EaseUS to do a clone. So, I am drowning in dozens/hundreds of web pages I have listed trying to fix this (I am not ...
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cloning drives to correct RAID 10 failure

I don't type questions like this very often, so I apologize if I could have made it clearer. I have 4 HDD slots in which I had a RAID 10 array setup. It is a motherboard software RAID so clonezilla ...
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How to clone the complete HDD except of one big Partition to a smaller hdd? [duplicate]

I have to replace a 250GB HDD with a 128GB HDD. There is a boot-loader partition witch loads several OS on other partitions. There is also a 140GB partition with important but not needed data on it. ...
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Windows 8.1 cannot hibernate after cloning

Windows hibernation fails after cloning Windows 8.1 from one hard drive to another. The screen goes black, but it never goes beyond that point, you clearly hear the PC working normally. And if the ...
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Can I use dd to upgrade 1-bay synology NAS to bigger HD?

I have a 1-bay Synology NAS (DS112). According to the Synology compatibility list it can take a 6TB disk. If possible I'd like to clone my existing 2TB disk to the 6TB disk using dd or any other tool ...
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Creating Linked Clones in vSphere/vCenter w/ PowerCLI

I'm fairly new to enterprise IT: We have a 'mini cloud' server at work that everyone uses for 'training.' We have 3 host machines with multi SSD/HDDs (on the hosts and on other hardware) which we ...
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How can I clone a hard drive directly to a vdi image

I would like to make a VirtualBox .vdi image out of my hard drive. I've found howto's online that describe doing this by first usind DD to create a .raw image, then using VBoxManage to convert the ...
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Booting Windows 8.1 on a cloned drive?

I had no way to backup my hard drive, so I had to clone it directly to my new drive. And because of the position of my GPU, I could only have the 2 hard drives plugged in, not the Blu-ray RE drive. So ...
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How do I create an image of a hard drive?

I have an old laptop with a 20 GB hard drive, a spare 60 GB hard drive, and I'd like to convert the laptop to use the new larger drive by copying an image of the 20 GB drive onto the new drive and ...
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clonezilla image home directory /home/partimag is not a mounting point to a samba server?

theI just got clonezilla to try it out and I keep having problems with this specific area. To be aware, I am doing this off of virtualbox and saving the image to be samba physical server, and all of ...