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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
4answers
274 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
603 views

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. ...
2
votes
2answers
101 views

Correcting drive letters after a partition clone

I have an old XP computer with 3 drives: Disk0 = C: D: E: F: (my current boot drive) Disk1 = I: (a data drive) Disk2 = J: K: L: M: (A new 2x bigger drive in an USB external case) J is a "partition ...
2
votes
1answer
19 views

How do I properly individualize a Linux distro clone

I'd like to rsync my laptop's (=workstation's) root partition (assume Ubuntu for the sake of this question) to a couple of places. Assuming that the clones will meet in the same LAN and that the root ...
2
votes
1answer
771 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
342 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
665 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
73 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
208 views

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" ...
2
votes
2answers
984 views

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 ...
1
vote
6answers
5k views

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?
1
vote
5answers
4k views

Image copy Mac drive, how to do this?

How do you make an image of whole Mac disk drive and tranfer it to another Mac? What is the best software to do this? I am looking to make an exact duplicate copy of my machine to reload on a new ...
1
vote
5answers
9k views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
36 views

Why disk clone using dd takes more space then actual data size?

I'm trying to clone a disk using dd command. My input disk size is 1Tb which is only 10% filled. My Output disk size is 300Gb which is more than I expected to clone. But after my cloning got over, ...
1
vote
2answers
323 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
238 views

Cloning a dieing drive

I have a drive that is failing. Lots of bad sectors and the OS crashed. 1) Can I clone the drive and hope it boots up or is it a lost cause? 2) And what is a good way to clone it? I know people use ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

Automated Clonezilla like backups?

I have a laptop with two hard drives; one SSD (64gb) and one HDD (750gb). My SSD contains important files and OS (Windows) files. I would like to store an image of my SSD on my HDD for backup ...
1
vote
3answers
698 views

Copying Windows 7 to a new SSD drive?

I've upgraded my hard drive to a SSD (Solid State Drive) - whats the easiest way to copy my previous version of Windows 7 to the new SSD?
1
vote
2answers
4k views

How do I image my Windows XP install to move it to a new computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Move Windows XP to a new PC I have a PC running Windows XP x86 and I want to transfer the current configuration to another PC. My idea was to copy my info to an empty ...
1
vote
3answers
18k views

Copy a DVD in Windows 7

Is there any built-in way of copying DVDs in Windows 7 or do I need to install a third party tool?
1
vote
1answer
190 views

Clone Windows 3.11 Hard Drive

I have a really old production machine that runs on windows 3.11. Lately it has been locking up and we are getting the dreaded BSOD. I am wanting to clone the hard drive. That is if I can find a ...
1
vote
3answers
895 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
160 views

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?
1
vote
2answers
3k views

How to copy data (clone) from one partition to another in Windows XP?

I have installed a new hard drive in our PC running Windows XP and I wonder how to transfer the data from the old (small) data partition to the new (large) one. My question concerns only a data ...
1
vote
1answer
841 views

Cloning hard drive — data, operating system settings, everything [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Easiest way to copy or clone boot partition onto new hard drive I am using Windows XP. My hard drive (Seagate 160gig Barracuda) is about to fail. Its already developed ...
1
vote
6answers
1k views

Free Partition Migration Tool [closed]

I'm looking for a free tool that will move a single partition from one drive to another. I have found tools like HDClone and Clonezilla but both want to clone the entire hard drive, not just one ...
1
vote
3answers
997 views

Trouble cloning a Macbook Pro hard drive

I am trying to upgrade the 250GB hard drive in my MacBook Pro (early 2008 model) to a 750GB drive. I have connected the new drive via an external USB enclosure. The drive is recognized fine, I can ...
1
vote
4answers
641 views

What open-source drive clone software out there have you successfully used on win2k3 server?

And, how many attempts did you have to make before you got it right? I'm about to do a 80gb to 80gb clone for archival purposes and want to make the best move here.
1
vote
2answers
721 views

How to share a user ~/Library folder over two accounts?

I find it easier to focus on a project if I dedicate an entire user account to it. I fast-user-switch between work mode (documents and programs I'd rather not close) and entertainment mode (user ...
1
vote
2answers
363 views

Possible to transfer a partition over to a smaller drive with clonzilla?

I've used clonezilla once in the past to make a backup of a drive. I never had to use the backup so this is my question. I have a current Windows install on a 500gb drive that I would like to ...
1
vote
1answer
82 views

Why does Windows Search “Indexing Options” select the wrong drive if it's cloned?

I cloned a Windows 10 HDD to a Samsung SSD using "Samsung Data Migration Software". I then installed a fresh copy of Windows 10 on the SSD. The SSD is now C: and the HDD is D:. When in Control Panel, ...
1
vote
2answers
120 views

Clone A Drive With GParted

I have a SSD Drive that has Ubuntu already on it (can wipe it clean, nothing important on the drive). I am trying to boot from a Ubuntu Live CD and use GParted to format the SSD drive (which is ...
1
vote
1answer
220 views

Clone a hard drive except for one partition?

My existing hard drive is 500GB with 60GB of programs, operating system files, etc. on one partition, and lots of data on a second partition. I want to clone the C drive to a new SSD I bought, but I ...
1
vote
3answers
5k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
942 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
737 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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? ...
1
vote
3answers
3k views

Automatically copy / clone column to other columns in Excel 2007

I want to automatically fill / clone / copy column E (from cell E8 down to E100) to L8, S8, Z8 etc. Is this possible using a formula?
1
vote
2answers
747 views

Is there and easy way to clone my windows 8 os from ssd to a larger ssd

I know similar questions have been asked but, I have windows 8 preview release installed on an SSD (OCZ agility 3 120GB) I want to just move all my stuff including OS to a larger SSD (OCZ vertex 4 ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Bit-for-bit Clone of Flash Drive?

What is the best utility for completely cloning a flash drive using either Win7 or Lion? My intent here is to include complete partition table and boot records... so bit for bit, regardless of ...
1
vote
1answer
522 views

Vertex 2 SSD is running faster than my Vertex 3 SSD?

I used Acronis Disk Director to do a direct clone of my C:\ windows 7 x64 drive from my Vertex 2 to my new Vertex 3 SSD (Just to show the drive software winstall everything is identical.) I ran a ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Make backup image (.tib/.vhd) as my main operating system?

My old hard drive is dying so I want to move my Windows 7 operating system to another hard drive. They say cloning using Acronis would do the trick, but for some reason it refuses to work. I also ...
1
vote
1answer
460 views

few questions on Clonezilla

I'm trying to clone my windows xp installation. If I back it up using Clonezilla and the my XP machine is infected by virus/spyware would I also be bringing the whole mess when I try to back it up. ...
1
vote
1answer
659 views

3 partitions, cloning to larger disk; preserve GRUB?

I've got a 10 GB ext3 partition, a ~512 MB linux-swap partition, and a 45.4 GB NTFS partition. I have GRUB doing my bootloading. I'm looking to clone it all to a new 160 GB hard drive I got today and ...
1
vote
1answer
33 views

dd clone HD to SSD?

I have a home machine running windows 7, and i'm wondering if it would work to do a dd if=/dev/${oldSataSpinningDisk} of=/dev/${newSSD} to clone the contents of the current system running on a SATA HD ...
1
vote
2answers
227 views

Can't boot windows from a clone of my working harddrive

My goal: Clone everything on C: to my SSD drive f:, then use the old "c:" for data. Some threads say I need GPT (on one? both?) I think it's already set to F: bedcause the convert button is gray in ...