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

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Hard drive seems to not exist when trying to clone

I want to copy my entire C drive, including Windows 7, to a new drive I bought* but the new one cannot be found. I've tried both Clonezilla and Easeus Disk Copy but neither program recognizes the new ...
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Is there a way to clone an NTFS hard drive but leave some files out?

I'm trying to find a nice way to do backups of my Windows 7 Media Center machine. Ideally I'd like to take periodic snapshots of the entire hard disk, but leave some files out of the selection. For ...
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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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I've got a row of laptops that I would like to be identical

I am part of a robotics team and as a gift/sponsorship, we recently received a bunch of old laptops from a local business. They're all thinkpads. I've reinstalled windows and after hours of ...
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How can I copy my windows 7 partition to a new drive, keeping the boot partition?

I want to copy my windows 7 partition onto a new hard drive (I've got a linux bootcd with fdisk, which I'm happy using), but I've spotted that there's a boot partition of ~200MB before my main windows ...
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Can I clone a large hard drive (with little data on it) to a smaller hard drive (with no data on it) with “dd”? Is there a better way?

I recently got a new desktop, and two hard drives to go with it: a 128GB solid state drive, and a 750GB hybrid drive. I installed Windows to the hybrid drive, but have come to realize that it would ...
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Clone Hard Disk except got One Partition

I would like to replace a hard disk in my desktop with a smaller SSD. This hard disk has the following partition setup: Linux ext4 partition (and related swap partitions) Windows 7 NTFS partition ...
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New Hard Drive not recognized on boot

I am upgrading the hard drive on my Dell Precision M4400 laptop. The current drive is a Seagate Momentus 7200 80GB. The new drive is a Hitachi 5K500 250GB. --> Both are SATA. I have an external USB ...
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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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Clone Windows 8.1 and bootloader (Which is on another drive) to SSD

Ok so I recently purchased a new SSD and would like to clone my Windows Partition (drive 1) and its bootloader which is located on drive 2 [Different Hard Drive]. Whenever I try to copy the System ...
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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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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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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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Creating Mountable Image of a Partition?

I'm after a way to do a quick dump of a users HDD (typically NTFS, but sometimes HFS) on to an external drive or a network location, that saves an image of the contents of the drive so I can pick ...
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Partition 2Tbit external hard drive - Part to Clone or Part to backup files

I have a hard drive in my laptop that is about to fail and I want to clone it to an external hard drive which is a lot larger than the laptop. I hope this to be a onetime thing, but just in case I ...
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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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CloneZilla errors when attempting to clone and create partition table proportionally

Carrying on from a question regarding hard drive space on a cloned hard drive, i'm attempting to recover the space using CloneZilla and using the setting -k1, create partition table proportionally. ...
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Can I move all data from secondary hard disk to another and then change the drive letter?

I am having trouble getting clonezilla to work so wondered. I have a secondary hard drive that has applications and data on it. I need to replace it with a bigger/newer model. If I simply copy the ...
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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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How to fix clone problems

I recently cloned (using Ghost 15.0) my 200gb C drive to 500gb Z(in a USB attached enclosure). After the clone successfully? ended, I did have 2 duplicate drives. After removing power and battery, I ...
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How to clone or copy running windows 7 to child partition

Is there anyway to clone partition to partition in windows 7 for free using some kind of command line tool so that i can set block size to increase speed i google and found some tools like dd for ...
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sysgrep and CopyProfile=true not actually copying profile or seems to be doing anything in Windows 8.1

I've been trying loads of times to build a reference windows-installation on a PC, with user customizations and installed software, and then deploy it on another PC, with different hardware. This ...
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Cloning HDDs from a hardware RAID array?

Is it possible to clone the individual disks of a hardware RAID to get a copy of the contained array? I have an Adaptec RAID controller. I put it offline, attached the RAID member HDDs to a regular ...
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Clonezilla multiple seperate images to single hdd

Hi I'm having trouble finding if this is possible. I want to clone multiple different types of computers and save each one to a single massive hdd. So I can consolidate(save money) and not have a ...
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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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hg clone using tortoisehg throws “getaddrinfo failed” error on Windows XP

I have Windows XP installed in my system.I have installed tortoisehg-2.10-hg-2.8-x86.msi. I have checkpoint vpn1-secuRemote installed on my system. I am trying to clone a project.But when i clone a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Fedora restored from cloned image has broken image

Ive had the following issue. Yesterday Ive dd-ed a HDD with fedora 18 which was split in 3 parts: fedoras sda1 which was ext4, sda2 which was the LVM and sda3 which was ntfs storage partition. Ive ...
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move windows to another non-empty hard disk

I have a failing hard disk which has Windows installed. However, it is still able to copy files. I have another hard disk, which is not empty and I don't want to format it. Is it possible to move ...
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System files missing after copying an SD card in OS X

I copied all my files from a 4 GB to a 16 GB SD card via OS X Finder, and lost quite a bit of system files that my Android can't find. Is there a trick to get everything to transfer?
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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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Create scheduled clone of OS drive? - Ubuntu Server

I have a home-built NAS at home, where a single drive drives the OS and 4 drives a RAID 5 array. The trouble is I don't want to risk harddrive failure on my single drive which holds the OS. That ...
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I used disk copy to clone my drive, now my windows 7 profile won't load correctly

I used easeuse disk copy, after acronis, clonezilla, windows image restore failed me. Basically it copys all sectors, I set it to skip bad sectors(40). The source drive works, it just gave me a couple ...
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Git clone on an ovh host server

I want to do a git-clone from an ssh connection, on an ovh host-server, but it does not work: Here's the command I entered: git clone ssh :/ / forumdesy@ftp.forumdesthinktanks.fr / www / (and all ...
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Why does disk clone show a wrong new disk size?

In Ubuntu maverick, i cloned from a 6 GB USB drive to a 40 GB SSD drive. The USB drive was at 99% full at the time i did it. everything ran fine and the new system boots up great. It occurs when I ...
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What's the easiest way to clone a MacBook Pro drive with both Mac OS and Windows 7 installed?

I have a mid 2009 13" MacBook Pro with the 160 GB drive split in half running both Mac OS and Windows 7 through bootcamp. I'm planning to replace the hard drive for a 750 GB model and I would like ...
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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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What does advantages of WIM image that file based vs. ISO or another sector based images in Administrator

answers of this question is very important to administrators to choose between Microsoft solution or other 3rd Party Tools. WIM solution is file based and others are sector by sector images like ...