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

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Clone a SCSI drive to an IDE drive?

Is it even possible to clone a SCSI hard drive to an IDE hard drive? If so what are some good free tools to do so?
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Imaging new hard drive in Windows 7 laptop?

I'm upgrading my Windows 7 laptop to a new hard drive. How can I clone or image the old hard drive over to the new hard drive, so that it looks like nothing has changed (other than the new hard ...
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What software can copy the whole hard drive with Operating System to DVD-R, and be able to “refresh the machine” using the DVD-R?

What software can take a snapshot of a Win XP or Win 7 machine -- burning all files into a DVD-R, and then be able to boot from that DVD-R can restore the whole machine back to that state stored ...
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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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How can we create an image from an entire disk?

I've tried clonezilla live cd, and I got an image but in a kind of folder. I would need an .img file or something because afterwards I will use some images together, but that is other story. I also ...
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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 can I clone a protected HDD?

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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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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Two computers both show as the same machine

I have had team viewer installed on computer A for quite some time. I purchased Computer B and used Mac software to effectively make a clone of A on B. Now, however, I cannot get team viewer to ...
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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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Cloned Windows 7: Keyboard doesn't work

I cloned my old Windows 7 hard disk to a shiny new Seagate Momentus XT 500GB using the free EaseUs Disk Copy tool on my laptop. After the clone process I used the Windows 7 installation disc to start ...
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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 do I clone a RAID 0 array to a single disk?

Situation: One empty 120GB SSD Two 60GB SSD's is RAID 0 containing a Windows 7 installation The RAID is firmware-based (a.k.a. fakeRAID) which means it requires a driver for it to be seen by an ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Best way to backup/clone a hard drive in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) [duplicate]

I have a MacBook Pro which I use for work. I have a lot of software installed and configured which I do not want to have to re-install/configure in the event my MacBook Pro is stolen or damaged. I’d ...
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Unable to Boot Ubuntu OS of Cloned VM

Using VMware version 5.5.0, I cloned a virtual machine running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.13.0-24-generic x86_64). Prior to powering on the cloned machine, I disconnected it from network adapters. ...
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Cloning SSD to another SSD without having them connected to the mSATA connection simultaneously?

I’ve a SSD in my computer and I would like to clone my data and partitions on the new one. The problem is that I only have one mSATA emplacement in my computer and I need to clone the SSD without ...
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Cloning system nightmare with windows 8.1

I am running windows 8.1 that was initially a windows 8 OEM from a asus Q501L laptop. I first used macrium reflect and then acronis true image to fully clone my current hard drive onto an SSD. Both ...
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Clone HDD to readable format (iso)?

I'm planning on reinstalling tomorrow and I'd like to backup my c: onto my big spinning disk so I can pull the files I want. I really don't want to use a 3rd party software to restore the files I ...
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Is it possible to move the OS from to 1TB hard disk to a 240GB SSD?

I have an ASUS X555 notebook with 1TB hard disk. The disk has 2 visible partitions and 3 more hidden, that seem to be some sort of backup/restore for the OS. Now I want to clone the OS partition ...
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How to create sector by sector image from live Windows?

I need to create image from live Windows XP, which later will be restored using linux dd command. Unfortunately I can't boot linux there to make that clone, for technical reasons. So the only way ...
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Clone A Drive With GParted

I have a SSD Drive that has Ubuntu already on it (can wipe it clean, nothing important on the drive). I am trying to boot from a Ubuntu Live CD and use GParted to format the SSD drive (which is ...
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Cant resume from hibernation after system disk replaced

I have Windows 7 x64. I had Samsung SSD 840 Pro as my system C drive, I cloned it to SSD 850 Pro using Acronis True Image 2015. Then I removed old drive and moved new drive to the old drive's SATA ...
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Image Hard Drive with Bad Sectors?

I have a hard drive with important data on it. I have Spinrite running right now and it has located lots of bad sectors so its pretty much toast. I would like to image the drive and get as much data ...
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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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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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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 ...