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

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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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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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Migrating Dual Partition HDD to Solid state drive

My current Configuration is a Macbook Pro 15" early 2008 with a 100gb HDD and I'd like to replace this with a Solid State Drive. The tricky part is that I have an OS X partition and a Windows 7 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Using a Snow Leopard disk image (clone) on a Tiger Computer

I've got a computer running Tiger that is becoming unbearably slow, pinwheeling at the slightest activity. I've tried to create a backup using Super Duper and it won't even create one due to the i/o ...
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Can I make a bootable copy of one drive onto another, smaller drive?

I'm wanting to make a bootable copy of my Mac's hard drive in preparation for the upgrade to Mountain Lion. My Mac's hard drive is 320GB; I have an external hard drive that is 250GB. Is there a way to ...
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eth0 not starting on boot after Virtualbox clone

After cloning my CentOS VM in Virtualbox (I used the Reinitialize the MAC address of all network cards option), the original and the clone VM both now has 127.0.0.1 as their IP. Anyone knows how to ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 do I make a VMDK format virtual hard drive from a physical partition on a disk?

I have a 320 GB HDD, which actually only has an 80 GB NTFS format partition which was being used by a Windows 7 system ... I want to create a VMDK format clone of this partition, so that I can use it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Free way to clone HDD to SSD?

Is there a free way to clone a full Windows 7 installation from HDD to SSD? (The free part is important, I know I can pay for Acronis True Image.) SSDs are usually much smaller than HDDs which ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to clone only the software on a machine?

Is it possible to clone only the software installed on a machine? Obviously in order to copy it to an identical machine that doesn't have the software installed.
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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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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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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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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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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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I want to make a fully bootable clone of my hard drive with no boot cd or dvd

I want to make a fully bootable clone of my Windows-XP or Windows-7 hard drive with no boot cd or dvd so that in the case of a catastrophic hard disk failure I can just take my "clone" and install it ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Clonezilla Acronis GParted - clone bootcamp to SSD

I tried to clone my bootcamp OSX/WIN7 HDD to a smaller SSD drive but failed on clonezilla and acronis. I first prepped my HDD using gParted and made a smaller footprint (see picture below). ...
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Acronis Disk Director AFTER Clone Disk error: PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

Used Acronis Disk Director 11 on my desktop, plugged in the laptop drive 240GB SSD (USB) and the new hard drive 500GB SSD (usb) and the copy seemed to be fine. I didnt see any error messages but I ...
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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? ...