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

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Converting a time machine backup to a clone

I'm having trouble memorizing some old passwords for some old protected DMG's. I'm hoping to find them in my old backups, because stupid young me probably saved them in his keychain (which doesn't fit ...
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Clone USB-drive bit for bit

I have a USB-drive that is encrypted with Truecrypt. Now, I'd like to make a copy of it from time to time, so I need a method of cloning the USB. The two USB-sticks are of same size, brand, and type, ...
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Sharing a VirtualBox image … clone, export, or copy?

I'd like to share a VirtualBox image with other developers, similar to this question: How to share a VirtualBox image? There seem to be three basic answers to that question: Copy the entire VM ...
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Can I clone a +5TB drive directly to the cloud? [closed]

I've got a Drobo device which is not mounting correctly on my computer. Given the size of the device (4 x 2TB drives), I can't find a drive large enough to clone my Drobo (minimum 5TB drive), to later ...
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Can Windows 7/8 System Image Recovery be used to clone a PC to different hardware?

Using the System Image Recovery option in Windows 7 & 8 (as detailed here for Win8, and here for Win8.1) is it possible to create a system image on one machine, and restore it to another machine, ...
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GParted Copy Filesystem really slow

I recently got a new HDD and I am attempting to clone a Windows partition from my old one with GParted (running off live usb). What's bothering me is that GParted has been stuck on copying filesystem ...
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Clonezilla failing due to check disk

I'm trying to create an image backup of a laptop with Clonezilla. Once all the settings have been chosen and I try to start the process it displays an error stating that the source drive is scheduled ...
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Blue screen when trying to boot from cloned Windows partition [duplicate]

I'm trying to clone a clean Windows installation from SSD partition to HD partition. The problem is every time I try to boot from cloned partition, no matter which disk-cloning software I used, I end ...
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What are the implications of a shared git clone if the source repository is remote?

So, the a git shared repository seems to be more or less perfect for keeping folders with large blobs in sync. I have something like 700 GB of pictures and videos I want to distribute across my ...
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Acronis Migrate Easy Work With Windows 7

I recently purchase a bigger seagate sshd drive to replace the currently smaller one in my laptop. I have been looking around for free alternatives that will clone everything including the OS ...
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clone windows without sysprep

I have to clone a windows 7 system on a lab (I have a volume license for win OS). The Microsoft documentation tell me to prepare the windows source pc with sysprep before cloning the system, but... ...
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How to clone a Windows image and restore it without OS

I currently have a computer that has windows 7 installed. How can I create an image of my current Windows on this computer, and be able to restore this image back to a partition? The plan is to ...
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Trying to migrate Win8.1 to ssd(things are little more complicate than normal)

I'm trying to migrate my Win8.1 system to an SSD. I tried Paragon's, EaseUS Todo, EZGig and many more but it doesn't work for me. I think it's because i'm on uefi. If i open disk management, i see my ...
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AWS git clone or pull not working and no error message

In one of AWS/AMI instance, I'm trying to git clone ... it says Cloning into '<repo name>'... but it doesn't clone the repository and not showing any error or any other messages, I have 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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Is the Acronis Version coming with Intel SSDs working with other manufacturers SSDs?

I got myself a new Thinkpad with a HDD and an extra Samsung SSD. Now I want to clone my Thinkpad´s HDD to the Samsung SSD. Unfortunately, the Samsung Data Migration Software won´t support cloning my ...
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Clone SSD or move windows settings over? [closed]

I'm getting a new computer with a bigger and faster SSD (256GB vs 64GB). Should I do a clean install of Windows 7 and move the settings over, or should I try to clone the old SSD? Which is best, and ...
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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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Partition and cloning of Windows XP Image

I have to partition and install the same software and OS (win xp) on 10 same devices. What is the fastest way to do this?
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I'd like to have a clean installation of Windows 7 to clone for future 'fresh starts' - will this cause activation issues with current installation?

FYI, I bought Windows 7 in the box with an official license key back in 2009. Every so often I like to do a full reinstall just to get a fresh start on my computer. I was thinking that it would be a ...
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Cloning a drive with Acronis Disk Director - will not boot after

I'm using Acronis Disk Director 11 Home - which seems to be unsupported - on Windows 7. I've done this hundreds of time on Win XP. I'm booting Acronis from a CD. System has 2 physical drives, C: and ...
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Can you successfully clone a Mac OS X boot volume directly to another larger volume with ddrescue?

Can you clone a Mac OS X boot volume (specifically a "Mac OS Extended, Journaled" a.k.a. JHFS+ volume) directly to another, larger volume using ddrescue or even dd, and have the target volume end up ...
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Cloned new HDD, but get “No bootable device found” when installed

I purchased a 60 Gb 1.8" drive for my Dell X1 laptop. The old drive is working find, but I wanted more storage. I cloned the old drive using xxClone and compared drives. They seem to be the same. When ...
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Can my laptop's Hard Disk be cloned and loaded to another laptop? [duplicate]

I bought an Asus X202E laptop and installed Ubuntu on it and then completely formatted it which deleted everything including the recovery partition. So i could not restore it. Then I installed Windows ...
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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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Cloning Windows 8.1 to 30 identical machines; what should I use so they will activate properly?

I have 30 client computers. These are Windows 8.1 tablet style i5 machines. They all have OEM Windows 8.1 Pro. I have a volume MBL. I want to make identical copies of the original machine, all ...
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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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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 copy/clone a dynamic disk in Windows 7?

I have some dynamic disks (or "partitions" but they are not really partitions) that I want to copy onto spare hard drives. I tried using gpartd (and fdisk for that matter) from a linux live disc. All ...
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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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Alternative to Clonezilla to clone semi-faulty hard disk? [closed]

For the past few weeks, Windows 7 started locking tight at random. Originally, I assumed it could be a bug in Flash or the video driver, as it seemed to happen when I was watching videos through ...
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Unable to clone Git repository using Visual Studio Online

I'm trying to clone WinJS to my Azure Web Site using Visual Studio Online "Monaco". When I type git clone https://github.com/winjs/winjs.git in the online console I get the error Can only clone a git ...
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How to copy a DVD on Mac

Is there any software (preferred free) which allows me to copy a DVD (Disk to Disk copy)? I have installed Burn, but it does not seem to let me do what I need. Thank you.
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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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Linux to clone Windows 7 disk with Boot, System, Recovery and HP Tools partitions to larger drive

I am trying to clone a smaller windows 7 disk to a newer faster SSD Hybrid with more space while retaining the HP Recovery partitions (I'm assuming they offer value). I see the first is a otherwise ...
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How can I transfer Windows from a partition of an existing hard drive to a new (smaller) SSD?

I have a 500 Gb hard drive currently split into two partitions: +---------------------+--------------+ | Data (D:\) | System (C:\) | +---------------------+--------------+ Now, I just ...
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clone from bitbucket.org in command on guest linux virtual box through proxy in host

I am using an ubuntu virtualbox guest on a windows 8 host. I am going to clone a repo from www.bitbucket.org using git command in guest. BUT the problem: I realzied that I cannot connect to ...
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Mac doesn't recognize partitions after cloning drive

I was given a 500GB HDD (~200GB used) that was starting to fail (OS X wouldn't boot because it failed boot-time checks). I used 2 USB enclosures and Data Rescue 3 to clone the failing disk to a brand ...
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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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Moving the Windows 7 Pro OEM image to computer with the same hardware

We bought 8 clean computers (even without HDD) with the same hardware and bought eight Windows 7 Pro OEM disks. Now I prepare one Win7 installation without activation but with all required programs, ...
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Ubuntu Server 13.10 With Clonezilla SE

I have installed Clonezilla SE on my system. When I run "sudo clonezilla start" the program begins, however, it seems to be the Clonezilla live version and not the SE version. I have installed drbl ...
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how to go back after a bad git pull

I had created a shallow clone of a huge repository (for saving my time) using git clone --depth=1 ... Some days later, I thought I'd fetch the latest commits from the remote repository. I entered ...
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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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is clonezilla really doing a copy of 1 to 1 of a harddisk ?! (regarding testdisk…)

When I want a clone of an harddisk and do this with Clonezilla - with the exactly same sectors and blocks - is it then possible to get the same results with testdisk of the cloned partition like the ...
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can I use disk cloning to install wxp to x7 upgrades on multiple systems?

Working for a nonprofit, I have a bunch of identical laptops donated by a company who no longer needs them. I'm hoping to upgrade them all to Windows 7. I've upgraded one, and it works just fine. ...
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How do I clone a Firefox profile in windows?

I've copied %appdata%/mozilla/firefox/profiles/myprofile1 into %appdata%/mozilla/firefox/profiles/myotherprofile2 but if I do a text search inside the files of either profile directory you can see ...
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Is imaging independent of partition size?

Let's assume this scenario. A partition of 100GB, 50GB are used and 50GB are free. If I do the image of the system, could I then resize the partition to 75GB and be able to restore the image? Or is it ...
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VMWare EXSi snaphot cloning bug

I've been using EXSi to deploy multiple servers. Once I've decided to clone one system to make life a little easier following many online guides, which suggests copying VM files to a different folder ...
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How to replicate a pc?

I've got a laptop given for business purposes by the company wherenI work. It has disc encryption, high security policies etc. What I need to do to clone that machine, and use is as a virtual machine. ...
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Clonezilla Server Or Other Imageing Software [closed]

I have many machines on my network, spend more time doing system installations then I should have to. I love Clonezilla client side imaging, but that requires me to go to each machine, and run the ...