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

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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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Clone a non-external hdd [closed]

I know there are other topics of this kind, but I could only find the software part of the solution and I am not aware of the hardware part mostly. So, I bought a new laptop (with SSD) and I want to ...
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Am I the victim of internet service theft from a cloned modem?

I purchased a modem from someone on craigslist to use for my new cable internet service. The modem appeared to be unused and in brand new condition. However, the sticker on the box with the modem's ...
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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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Cloning notebook SSD to bigger SSD

Right now, I have a 120GB SSD in my Thinkpad with only one W7 partition, but want to replace it with a bigger, 256GB one. I also have a 500GB external USB 3.0 hard drive at my disposal. In order to ...
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Why can't I duplicate to Projector?

I have a Dell XPS L502x. I do my stuff pretty fine working with two monitors. But when I tested my projector, which is connected via an HDMI/HDMI cable ending on an adapter to M1-DA, I am able to ...
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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 Properly Use a Cloned Rails Project

Recently, I set up a new dev machine. To get it to seamlessly work with my other machine, I used Git to put my project on BitBucket. Then, I cloned it to my new machine. However, running rails s on ...
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Debian: how to setup (bootable) HDD & clone OS to this drive

I got a Debian machine with 2 HDD (20GB each) computer only has one HDD slot. The second drive I want to make a clone of the first one so I can use the drive in case the main one fails. How do I set ...
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Carbon Copy Cloner corrupted Time Machine?

After cloning my internal drive to an external drive using Carbon Copy Cloner and booting from the external drive once (then booting from my internal drive again), Time Machine thinks that every ...
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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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RoboCopy - Moving Data with Preservation

Robocopy D:\ Z:\c /E /Z /B /COPYALL /DCOPY:T /SECFIX /MIR /SEC /xd "RECYCLER" "$RECYCLE.BIN" "System Volume Information" "Thumbs.db" Some files I get the access denied error even when running as ...
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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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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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Windows 7, Drivers, Cloning and Sysprep

I have Windows 7 working on one machine but when I move it off to the new machine it crashes. If this is a driver issue do I need to download the drivers and install them first? Or do I install ...
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Migration Issues with Win7

I have a Windows 7 box that I am trying to migrate over to another box. I tried using Acronis and I ended up with not being able to boot Windows. Error: 0xc000000f The boot selection failed because a ...
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Imaging/Cloning bootable media issues

Having tried a multitude of imaging software such as BootIt Bare Metal, Active Disk Image, O&O DiskImage, etc none of them appear to be able to boot using their bootable media. I am unsure if this ...
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Is Windows hot imaging reliable? [closed]

I need to find an easy way to clone a Windows system partition + MBR once a week so as to be able to get back in business fast in case the drive gives up the ghost. To avoid having to reboot, I ...
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Can I clone a Windows 7 virtual machine without having to reactivate it?

I'm using Virtual Box under Debian and want to create a Windows 7 virtual machine. I'd like to be able to clone it (in case I mess up something and need to reset it later), but have read that clones ...
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How do I point GitHub for Windows to my existing repository folders?

I installed GitHub for Windows, and it's a very smooth program (looks exactly like any of the Live programs). However, it lists my GitHub repositories and wants me to clone it to ...
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How do I get VMware vCenter Converter image back on an empty machine?

If I use VMware vCenter Converter to make a clone of a machine, and I have another machine with nothing on it, nothing on the hard drive. How can I get that clone on the new machine? What do I do? ...
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Can Clonezilla clone a computer that is running live over a network? Can anything?

I saw a similar but not duplicate question. Is it possible to use Clonezilla to clone a computer over the network? Now I have to boot into the CD like always, but wondered if it could be done. If ...
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I screwed up my neibors wifi

I messed up my neighbors Wifi. My neighbors let me use their Wifi, and it wasn't working right, and I read something that said to clone your MAC address. I typed in the IP address on Chrome and was ...
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Is there a way to boot from a disk to clone an internal hard drive to an external one, and vice-versa?

I've got a dying internal Windows 8 hard drive in a desktop PC. I want to copy the data off of it, but it doesn't boot properly, so I was wondering if I could instead boot from a bootable disk ...
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Image and Deploy New Computers

I am getting several new computers for my office. I want to install Microsoft Office and my proprietary software and all updates on a single PC and create a system image that will be copied to every ...
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cloning a HD using dd: can this cause filesystem problems using ext4?

Background: hard drive A has a large LVM partition inside which a number of Ext4 filesystems live. hard drive B is of a different make/model and of larger size. Questions: If I image (using dd) ...
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How can i clone each computers image and save them all to the server pc?

Is is possible to clone each pc hdd (all on the same network) and save them all to a server pc at the same time? (i know that usually is dump one image to all pc on the network, this is the other way ...
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How to clone a 1 TB hard drive (source) to a 4 TB hard drive (target)

I tried to use Clonezilla to clone my secondary drive (1 TB) to a tertiary drive (4 TB) which will be replacing the secondary. Clonezilla says it cannot do this without formatting the MBR but I think ...
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“Cloning” a Win8ToGo USB to another

I have seen many questions around cloning USB sticks and such but none of them fully answered my questions so here. I have just finished setting up a USB Win2Go stick with the usual softwares ...
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Win7 + SysPrep + CloneZilla = lost settings

I've just cloned a PC (Win7 + SysPrep + CloneZilla) and after starting up the new clone, Win7 wants to be reactivated again and the video driver seems to be missing (as in the aero effect has ...
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Trying to clone raid (striped) To USB Hard Drive

I am trying to clone a raid drive that was striped over to an external USB hard drive. I have tried Paragon in both clone and image and restore, EaseUS in both clone options, and Acronis. Nothing ...
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Cloning Windows 7 with clonezilla - sysprep - with volume license key

In the passed, I have used clonezilla, sysprep and a volume licence keep to clone images to many computers. This was based on Windows XP. How about Windows 7 pro? Will the steps be exactly the ...
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Windows 7 - Cloned partition onto 2nd disk (in same machine) won't boot

Notes: using a MacBook Pro 2011, UEFI and GTP. Replaced the DVD drive in my laptop with an SSD (disk 2). Installed Win7 onto the new SSD, which worked fine. Decided to clone Win7 from disk 1 onto ...
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Convert a USB drive into a Virtual Machine HDD

I am creating a bootable USB flash drive. Before using it I would like to test it with VMware Player (or VirtualBox). I could make a raw image of the UFD and convert it with "qemu" qemu-img convert ...
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Image hard drive containing Acronis Secure Zone

I'm trying to image the hard drive which has System, Windows and Acronis Secure Zone partitions. On my original machine I have recovery menu prompt ["Please press F11..."]. I'm able to image it over ...
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Clone disk and swap out hard drive drivers

I want to clone a 2.5inch HD to an mSATA HD. It contains my Windows 8 Pro system partition. The only thing that will change physically is the drive itself. However i expect that will be a bit of big ...
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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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Searching virtual machine linked clones in VMware Workstation

Is there a tool which can search linked clones of a chosen virtual machine in selected directories? Alternatively is there a tool which would show the path to the parent virtual disk of a selected ...
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Cannot change drive letter to make SSD clone of Windows install

Back on 22/10/2011 I bought a 64Gb SSD and installed Windows 7 on it. Because I already had an HDD with Windows on it, for some reason Windows installed itself on H:\, but the actual boot partition ...
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What is the point of using a template as opposed to clonning a VM?

I've red this article published by VMware and this blog post and neither actually explain what a template is. Why would one bother making and using a template, why not keep cloning a base image?
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Steps of manual HDD to SSD migration

Ok, I want to do a "paranoid" migration from a a HDD to a SSD. There will be no shrinking involved. For the moment this is what I know/have: 1) Connect SSD and create an 1MB aligned partition, at ...
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OSX create a HDD clone

Is there a way to create an HDD clone with unix tools alone? I'm not interested in using Carbon Copy Cloner or Super Duper or tools like that. I'd like to be able to run a simple command and have the ...
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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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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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Cloning an HDD to SSD does size matter [duplicate]

If I have a 500GB SATA can I clone that to a 256GB SSD? What is the procedure involved to do that correctly.
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Can I clone my hard drive to an external and boot from the clone?

First thing: I am not asking what software I'm supposed to use. I already know the answer: Ghost (proprietary), Clonezilla, and dd (if I'm careful). What I really want to know is if it is possible to ...
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Clone hdd with bad sectors

I have a 250 gig hdd and a 240 gig ssd. I want to transfer the data from the 250 gig hdd to the 240 gig ssd. I have tried a variety of methods with no success: (keep in mind i can boot perfectly from ...
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How to clone a kentico site?

I'm trying to clone/replicate a Kentico 6.0 Website under the same Kentico instance. I tried to export the existing site and import into a new one but it happens that when I change something in one ...
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How can I make a bootable clone of one SSD to another SSD?

Is it possible to clone a SSD with Windows 7 installed onto another SSD? I want to do this so I can then choose between the 2 SSDs as to which I want to boot.
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Why does a cloned Windows 7 BCD contain incomplete data (and, therefore, prevent booting)?

I have had the misfortune to need to clone a dual-booting Windows XP/7 box to replace its hard drive with a smaller one. I had great trouble getting it to boot and would like to understand what's ...