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

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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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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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Can I clone my Raid 0 HDDs to my SSD drive which i will eventually use to replace the HDDs by connecting the SSD via esata to sata cable?

I have already purchased Acronis True Image and 2-120gb OCZ Vertex 3 drives and when i plug it in via esata it doesn't get recognized. I have a Sager np8760 i7 and would love to be able to do this. ...
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How do I clone an Ubuntu server under VMWare

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 server running under VMWare. As best as I can tell, the VMWare vmbk file has been corrupted. The server is operating normally, but this is preventing backups (using Veeam). To ...
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Unable to use cloned VM, OpenSUSE, VirtualBox

I've cloned a VM and now while booting it I see a message: Trying manual resume from /dev/sda1 Invoking userspace resume from /dev/sda1 resume: libgcrypt version: 1.5.0 Trying manual resume from ...
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How do I “clone” a user account, i.e create an account using another account as default settings in Windows

Is there a way to create a new user account in Windows (Server 2008 R2 we are using, but Windows 7 would be much the same I'm sure) using another one for default settings? I.e. let's say I have an ...
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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 ...
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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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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 clone/image exactly the same setup onto the other computers where ...
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Re-clone a Oracle Virtualbox machine but to keep Windows 7 license?

My linked-clone machine is down for now and I need to re-clone it from the original machine. The problem is that I have use a Windows 7 license key on this machine, ie. if I delete it and clone the ...
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How to move Oracle VirtualBox linked-clone machine to a new location?

My linked-clone machine stop working after I move them from default location, eg. C:\Users\Nam Gi VU\VirtualBox VMs, to my usb hard-disk. Please help me to move them out of there. Thank you! I got ...
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Cloned hard drive, same PC - STOP error

I am trying to clone Windows 7 onto a new hard drive, to use in the same laptop. Old hard drive is a Hitachi 500 GB 7200 RPM, new one is Seagate Momentus XT 750 GB. This is a Dell D630. It has the ...
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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 ...
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Can I clone a hard disk to one from a different maker?

We have cloned a hard disk from Hitachi to hard disks from Western Digital of the same size. The systems with the cloned drives worked well for a couple of weeks, but now we're getting disk errors on ...
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Clone PC drive to Mac and back to PC

I am in the process of swapping a HDD from a PC (containing two partitions, one with Windows XP and the other with Ubuntu) with the HD from a MacBook Pro (containing some partitions, but I can take ...
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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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How to Clone a Windows 7 Partition to a new Hard Drive?

I just bought a ssd drive and I have 2 partitions. 1 is for work and one is for personal. I did a fresh install for my personal partition. However for work I want to make a clone(it would be a huge ...
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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 ...
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Cloning Fresh Windows 7 with external HDD, DVD or CDs?

I want to create Windows installation disk (not necessarily CD) from my Windows 7 Pro laptop, not sure what it actually means here. The material is about 50-60GB, requiring about 12 pcs of 5GB disk ...
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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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Easiest drive imaging solution

Recently my Win7 installation on my SSD went corrupt :( Now I have to reinstall everything from scratch. My SSD is 256GB and I took out my optical drive (its a laptop) and put in another hdd of ...
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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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How do I clone a RAID 0 array to a single disk?

Situation: One empty 120GB SSD Two 60GB SSD's is RAID 0 containing a Windows 7 installation The RAID is firmware-based (a.k.a. fakeRAID) which means it requires a driver for it to be seen by an ...
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Clone Image Without Empty Blocks

I've been using dd if/mnt/sda1/images/$1 of=/dev/$2 to clone some embedded images for compact flashes. I used to only be using one brand of CFs, but, now I have two of them (both 2g, but obviously ...
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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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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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Cloning 2.5" laptop HDD and SDD fast over multiple laptops?

I noticed that simple USB -data-transfer may encounter heat-problems because the newer models have no separate line for energy as some XYZ-other-cord. Today, I received a box full of Seagate FreeAgent ...
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Do Linux swap partitions need to be cloned?

I'm in the process of cloning my hard disk in order to test some unstable software. One of the partitions is Linux-swap. From my understanding, it can be used by the os as additional ram. So this ...
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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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Can you successfully clone a Mac OS X boot volume directly to another larger volume with ddrescue?

Can you clone a Mac OS X boot volume (specifically a "Mac OS Extended, Journaled" a.k.a. JHFS+ volume) directly to another, larger volume using ddrescue or even dd, and have the target volume end up ...
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Ghost / Drive Clone Software [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I easily copy or clone a Windows boot partition onto a new hard drive? Not actually a question per-se but what cloning software do people use? I will personally ...
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cloning single HDD to dynamic HDD (RAID1) … what app can do it?

I have a 1TB O/S disk and just installed matching 2TB disks in a RAID1 configuration via Win7 Disk Management. Previously, I had used EASEUS Todo Backup to successfully and easily clone drives, but ...
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Can I use dd to clone two drives from two machines simultaneously?

To clarify, I have two machines: Machine1 and Machine2. Each machine has 2 disks (Machine1 has Disk1-1 and Disk1-2; simiarly, Machine2 has Disk2-1 and Disk2-2). Can I use 'dd' to clone Disk1-1 to ...
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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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Clone Windows partition from Linux

So I've got a 120 GB Intel SSD, with a partition for Windows and another for Ubuntu. Ubuntu is my main OS, Windows is for gaming. But now I'm looking to install Mac OS X, and I'd like it to be on the ...
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How to clone a HDD and then use the clone with VMware (so that Windows works!)?

I have a system on which Windows 7 is installed, and I am trying to make a clone of its HDD image, which I then want to use in my main PC with VMware, so that I can boot Windows 7 off the cloned HDD. ...
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Bootable Clone Hard Disk Drive Utility [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I easily copy or clone a Windows boot partition onto a new hard drive? My computer's 1TB hard drive failed not too long ago and I got a replacement from Western ...
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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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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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HD Duplicate utility [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I easily copy or clone a boot partition onto a new hard drive? I have two hard drives, one is empty and one is with data, and I want to clone one to other - 1:1 ...
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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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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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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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Software to clone HFS+ partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best program to clone partition I need to clone/backup an entire partition from a Mac Drive, is there any software that can clone the partition for restoring later on? ...
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can Windows 7 clone the OS HDD to new SSD?

can Windows 7 clone the OS HDD to new SSD? i.e have a new SSD to introduce for the main OS in my windows 7 PC, and it is of a different size to my existing HDD...
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no internet in browsers after cloning computer's MAC address to router

Looks like my ISP has a MAC address filter on their end, hence newly installed wifi router was being blocked until I did a MAC address clone from PC to router using in-built function in the router's ...
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Have 3 Monitors Display the same thing? (WinXP)

I have a setup in which there is a Computer running windows XP, with 3 monitors plugged into it, with a "Matrox Millennium P750" Graphics card. What I want is to enable mirroring of ALL THREE ...
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restore a smaller hard drive 320GB image to a larger harddrive 1TB

I want to transfer my current system hard drive to a larger hard drive. Doing so, I thought of creating an image of my system hard drive which is 320 GB in size. Would I be able to restore this ...
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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?