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

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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 ...
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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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Taking a snapshot of your HDD, so you can revert back to it anytime

I have an OS installed in VirtualBox and like how I can take a snapshot of the current state of the OS before making changes to it, from changing settings, to installing software, to applying updates, ...
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MClone with multiple Linux partitions

Is it possible to use Trinity Rescue Kit's mclone(8) utility to clone a disk with more than one ext3/ext4 partition? Specifically, if I have one computer (the sender, running mclone -s) with a disk ...
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Duplicate SCSI HHD to SATA SSD

I got the Cavalry Dual Bay SATA Hard Drive Duplicator Docking Station and it works great when I Clone/Duplicate SATA Hard Drives but I have a couple of SCSI HHDs that I want to Clone/Duplicate but the ...
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Upgrading to SSD, Clone HDD or Fresh Install?

I have just received the SSD I ordered for my Mac Mini, I would like to know would cloning the existing boot drive from the HDD have any issues? Or would it be simply easier and less headache to do a ...
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How do I clone an entire physical disk? [duplicate]

I've got a MacBook Pro with a 500GB hard disk with OSX Mountain Lion and Windows 8 (via BootCamp) installed, I've bought a 500GB SSD and I want to clone the old disk to the new one. How can I clone ...
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Here's my backup strategy, how do I enforce it? Software/tools etc [closed]

So here's what I have: Laptop running Win 8 with 1 TB HDD - only 1 drive in it ("C"). About 80 GB full. 500GB External HDD holding about 200 gigs of media. Rest ~240 is allocated for small backups ...
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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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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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dd cloned drive not recognised by Windows

I have a Lenovo Windows 7 laptop with an MBR hard drive I want to clone. I used a Linux (Kali, FYI) live USB stick, booted on the PC and used dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdc bs=100M conv=notrunc to clone ...
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How to merge /usr and /var partitions into slash root?

Seem to have missed the bit about NOT creating a separate /usr partition while setting up Fedora 18 last month. Everything works fine (or at least appears to), but looking at my partitioning scheme ...
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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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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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How to clone hard drive bit by bit on identical machine

I had a new machine fail too many times so I am getting a replacement with identical machine and I want to clone my hard drive bit by bit. What is the best approach to do this? Several ...
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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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Lost hard drive space after clone

I'm running XP and just cloned the current hard drive to a new SSD. After cloning my new SSD is exactly the same size as the drive I cloned from (80GB) - not 128GB as it should be. I assumed there ...
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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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Clone to new SSD failed, so I decided to do a clean install instead. Proper way to format/“clean” drive for new install?

I wanted to clone because it seemed like the most hassle-free way to "install" Windows on the new drive, but it did not work. Rather than try to troubleshoot the disk-cloning process, I figured it ...
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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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Move Windows 8 System partition to new harddrive

Currently I have an Intel raid of two drives with the bootable system partition on a mirrored partition. I want to move this to a new SSD drive outside of the array, and as I only recently rebuilt it ...
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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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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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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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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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How to clone HDD to SDD and fix all potential performance issues

I want to clone my existing HDD with Win7 to a brand new SSD, ideally using dd on a live Ubuntu CD. The SSD is bigger, so no problems shrinking. The HDD has two partitions. My partition start offset ...
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HDD to SSD - Moving all data

Just received my new Crucial M4 SSD. I know how to practically install it, but I have some questions before installing: Should I do a fresh install or a clone if I want to upgrade to Mountain Lion? ...
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Clone drive in Windows

I have two 2 TB external USB hard drives, call them HD1 and HD2. HD1 is USB 2, HD2 is USB 3. Each drive contains exactly one NTFS partition. I want to clone HD1 to HD2, because it's newer and much, ...
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How to clone micro SD card

I need to clone micro SD card, using Windows or Linux OS. SD card should be cloned as a whole volume, and not as partition. It may contains several partitions, some of them cannot be recognized by ...
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What would I need to do to clone a Linux install to another machine?

Basically, I want to make an image of one Linux install I have, and distribute it over similar (if not identical) spec machines on a network. I know it is possible, however am unsure of what needs to ...
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clone windows7 - install ubuntu - go back to Win7 at some point

I have a work-computer with Win7 but I'd like to use Ubuntu. At some point I will have to give back that computer as it was - with Win7 on it. What I'd like to do: Clone(?) or backup somehow ...
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Installing Windows clone on a Hybrid Drive

I recently bought a Seagate Momentus XT (750 GB) Hybrid Drive. Before I took out my old hard drive I made a clone of my Windows partition and stored it on an external hard drive(I used partition ...
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Remove Intel SRT and clone to new SSD

I have a win7x64 desktop on an 2TB WD HDD and a 64GB Mushkin Chronos drive configured with Intel SRT in enhanced mode. This means I had to install initially with bios setup in raid. I'm going to ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...