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

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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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Should I be using snapshots or clones for my purposes?

I have a VirtualBox machine representing a "clean" install of my OS. I would like to use this VM for several types of machines - one for simple games, one for programming, one for my audio editing. ...
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Cloning HDD to SSD but Windows fails to boot

So I've got a laptop with a 300GB HDD which I want to replace for a 120GB SSD. The 300GB HDD will then act as a secondary hard disk. I've tried cloning my hard disk with EaseUS ToDo Backup and EZ GIG ...
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Cloning Fresh Windows 7 -fsed HDD to Linux Server because having no external HDD or disks for the Backup

New lenovo x220 laptop with Windows 7 Pro with the below specs. I want to backup the disk to my server but I need to know the W7 fs, what is it? $ sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb Windows/ NTFS signature ...
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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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Custom system restore DVD?

I am looking for a way to make a clone of a partition on a DVD where the client will actually be able to restore the partition himself without much hassle. Any ideas ?
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What is the best way to clone a dual booting windows & ubuntu system?

I have a dying hard drive and a replacement drive (same model). What is the best way to copy the old drive to the new drive? Its a dual boot setup - Ubuntu Karmic and Windows XP. I really don't ...
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Mirroring a web site behind a login form

Short version: I'd like to snap an offline copy of a URL which includes the full HTML+CSS+JS+images and saves them locally, keeping the structure and file content of the original site. I'm having ...
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What is the best way to clone a Linux partition onto a smaller partition?

I've currently got an 80 GB RAID 0 (yes, I know, that's why I'm changing it...) ext3 Linux device that's about 80% free, and I want to change it to a 40 GB ext4 partition using one of ...
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Can not boot windows XP from cloned hard disk - what can I do?

My configuration: a PC (some years old) with MSI K8N-Neo-4F Motherboard, 1 GB RAM. Disk 1 (Maxtor, SATA II, 250 GB): 2 Partitions, on Partition 1 (48 GB): Windows XP Professional (NTFS) on ...
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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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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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How to clone ancient hard drive? (Year 1990, has MS DOS)

I cant see it as a drive in Norton Ghost15. When I go to the "Backup my computer" option, no drive is displayed for the drive I am trying to clone/backup. But I see the harddrive in the BIOS. I can ...
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How do I prepare my system for cloning, before using CloneZilla?

Part 1 is here if anyone is interested: Clone or Image a PC I've got 100 PC's to setup. Is it possible to set up 1 of these PC's with software, drivers, settings, configs, licenses etc, then ...
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Advice for attempting to get data from a hard disk by putting it in a freezer

One of my hard drives on a RAID0 setup failed and I have basically nothing to lose. There's a trick that seems to be more than a myth that involves taking a hard disk, sealing it in a bag and freezing ...
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Cloning Windows installation (while in use) to new drive, without leaving Windows

Is it possible to just copy and paste, or do I actually need to clone it at a lower level? I've tried DriveImage XML, but it complains about the fact the source drive is in use.
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How to clone and deploy multiple machines?

See what I wanna do is basically make bootable clones or disc images or whatever(let's call it "stuff" for now ) and store many of them in a single big HDD. Then, I wanna use that big HDD and the ...
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Clone Windows 7 to bootable USB disk

I saw some posts here having a similar topic, but I haven't quite found what I am looking for. All I need to do is transfer my Windows 7 (Professional, 64bit) which is installed on an internal disk ...
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Can I use Acronis to create and sync a mirror of my main drive?

Having had a complete disk failure the other day, and spending two days getting everything back to normal (read: i had backups of data, but re-installing apps and a million little configs were the ...
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Why is logging in to a website affecting two different computers?

I have two Asus all-in-one desktops running Windows XP Pro SP3. I set one up perfectly for my needs, so I decided to use Clonezilla to clone it's HDD to the other one. Everything went well, but now ...
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Create bootable clone Windows 7 while running

I'm issued a SafeBoot encrypted computer at work, and I'd like to decrypt, clone, and then reinstall with something cross-platform like TrueCrypt. In order to have a clone that's useful at all, I need ...
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Cloning a hard drive and using it to boot on a different system

Can I clone a hard drive and use it to boot on a different system? Windows XP, from Intel to AMD. I used HDclone and copied my HD. When I tried to boot up with the new hard drive in the AMD system, ...
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How can I clone a protected HD?

I have a copy protected hd. 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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Should I enter my Office product key before running sysprep?

I'm planning on cloning a Windows XP install, and am a little confused about sysprep. I know that it blanks out the XP product key, but what about other software? If I install Office 2007 and enter a ...
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Tortoise HG “Out of Memory” While Trying to Clone Repo

While trying to clone a ~500 MB repository onto my local drive using mercurial, I repeatedly get the "Out of Memory" error. I have 2 GB of memory and I have never seen this. I installed the latest ...
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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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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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Cloning a Linux installed on a usb drive to another usb of the same brand/type

I have a completely configured Linux system installed on a 16GB USB drive. I have the same brand/type of USB drive 10 times and the exact same mainboard 10 times. Now I want to copy the USB drive to ...
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Clone External Hard Drive Without Leaving a Record on the Drive Itself

I have an external hard drive which I need to make an exact copy of, but I need to do so without leaving any trace of the operation on the original drive. I'm primarily a Mac user, but I suspect the ...
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Scheduled Push Changes To Local Git Repository (Ubuntu)

Boring Background - Summary: I know we're not using GIT properly!. This started as a small hobby project and has spiralled - my company uses Git to track/manage changes to a bespoke web-based software ...
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Advice on cloning disk

I'm going to buy a second disk for backup, the same size as my laptops. I want to mount it in a casing via usb and backup an entire hdd every soemtime. That's because I want the posibility to just ...
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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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I have a failing drive, and the latest full registry backup. New install and restore registry would that work?

Obviously I would loose all my data on my C drive. I'm at my last resort before new install on a new drive, so I'd like to know some things. I have a total of four drives, System, Programs, Data, ...
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new SSD BOOTMGR is Missing

I got a new Crucial M4 128 GB Sata 3 solid state drive that i cloned my OS on to. I have a laptop with two 500 GB drives, one holding the OS and one holding data. I swap the os drive with the SSD and ...
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How to turn Google chrome into firefox clone

Ok I'm addicted to firefox, BUT I cannot be blind: chrome way to handle webpages (pre-loading, rendering and other features) is great. I was thinking to use this browser, however it's quite hard ...
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How do you clone the data off of a flash memory (via digital camera) device for recovery?

I have a digital camera that uses compact flash cards. Currently, I connect the camera to the computer through a USB cable. The compact flash card appears to have some bad sectors or something, ...
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What is causing my newly built PC with Windows 7 to BSOD?

I recently built my own PC from parts and installed Windows 7 and I have been getting BSODs with various different stop codes. The latest was 0x24, but I've also had 0xd1 and 0x1e. However, Windows ...
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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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Image a drive in Windows XP

What's the simplest way of creating a single, mountable image in Windows XP of an external drive? At first I thought of creating an ISO, although a 60+GB might be a little large. What recommendations ...
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Fast copy from one TrueCrypt non-system volume to another

Is it possible to perform sector by sector copy of one TrueCrypt non-system volume to another? As I see, the clone software (Maxtor MaxBlast) does not recognize the mounted disks as the suitable ones. ...
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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 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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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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Can I move Linux from running on a USB to a hard drive partition?

I'm working on helping my brother with a project. He has been running Lubuntu Linux from a USB drive while he was setting up some server and web projects (proof of concept). Now that he has the ...
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VirtualBox - can I clone a snapshot?

I have a VirtualBox VM machine and I took a few snapshots. VirtualBox works on a Window7 x64 and plays a Window7 x64 system as well. Now I would like to clone the very first snapshot but I would ...
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Deleting Snapshots from LinkedClone Corrupts other LinkedClones

I am currently having a problem in which I have 3 LinkedClones created from the same parent snapshot. The tasks I do consists of creating a lot of snapshots per virtual machine, therefore having the ...
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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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Unable to clone repository with Git

I am trying to clone a repository on my machine that I have just created on GitHub. I am new to Git, but have been using SVN for a while. I've set up an RSA key as per instructions but am unable to ...
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How can I easily add a new hard drive as my boot drive?

I just bought a SSD to use as my boot drive. However, I don't really want to re-install all my different applications by hand. Is there a way I can tweak the registry or something to simply "point" ...
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If I clone a Hard Drive, Will I Have to Install an OS on it and All the Programs?

If I clone a hard drive, will I have to install an OS on it and all the programs?