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

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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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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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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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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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How do you make a drive bootable that should already be bootable

How do you make a SSD bootable after cloning it from a working Windows 7 HDD? Every time I reboot the Samsung NP-RV510 laptop with only the cloned SSD, I get the same error message for the past two ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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OSX: How can I clone a larger hard drive to a smaller one?

I'm replacing my spinning disk drive with a smaller SSD, because it should make my system much faster[1]. The data I have on the larger drive will fit on the smaller one. So far, I've done the ...
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How can I clone an entire drive to a smaller drive w?

I have a 1TB hard disk which is set up as MBR with 3 primary partitions. The sizes of the partitions are exactly 250GiB, 250Gib, and 192GiB, respectively. The remainder of the drive is unallocated ...
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Cloning a drive with DriveImage XML renders the clone unbootable

I have a computer that I would like to completely transfer to new (better) hardware. I have an external hard drive, and I am attempting to clone the entire C: drive to it, making it bootable. The ...
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Can Windows 7/8 System Image Recovery be used to clone a PC to different hardware?

Using the System Image Recovery option in Windows 7 & 8 (as detailed here for Win8, and here for Win8.1) is it possible to create a system image on one machine, and restore it to another machine, ...
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Unable to clone Git repository using Visual Studio Online

I'm trying to clone WinJS to my Azure Web Site using Visual Studio Online "Monaco". When I type git clone https://github.com/winjs/winjs.git in the online console I get the error Can only clone a git ...
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Is imaging independent of partition size?

Let's assume this scenario. A partition of 100GB, 50GB are used and 50GB are free. If I do the image of the system, could I then resize the partition to 75GB and be able to restore the image? Or is it ...
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Debian: how to setup (bootable) HDD & clone OS to this drive

I got a Debian machine with 2 HDD (20GB each) computer only has one HDD slot. The second drive I want to make a clone of the first one so I can use the drive in case the main one fails. How do I set ...
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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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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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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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Cloning a harddisk that seems to be broken

We have a harddisk in a computer that has stopped working. If we plug the harddisk into another computer, we see it in Window's Disk Management. However, Disk Management wants us to initialize the ...
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Cloning harddrive I/O errors after about 30 seconds

I am trying to clone a harddrive with important data to another harddrive to make sure we can keep those files safe. Now my old HD is a 500GB 3.5" and the new one is 1TB 3.5". My old HD is plugged ...
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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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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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Cloning in KVM-Qemu

How does kvm clone the qcow2 images? I couldn't find any documentation on the internals of the cloning.
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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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partitioning a cloned hard drive which is bigger then the source hard drive

If I clone my 20 GB hard drive on to a 150GB hard drive using Norton Ghost, what partitioning does the extra 130 GB receive and how can I make use of this extra space if it isn't partitioned?
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Extracting from VirtualBox or VMWare vHDD

I have VirtualBox installed in my system. I installed Windows XP Pro SP3 in VB. Then installed all the applications I need, ie. MS Office, Winamp etc. Now, if the OS I use crashes, Can I extract the ...
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“A disk read error occurred” when booting XP disk image in VirtualBox

I'm trying to boot an XP installation cloned into VirtualBox from a real drive. I'm getting the message A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart whenever* I try to boot the machine....
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Cloned XP won't boot properly - stuck before log in/user select screen

I have cloned an installation of Windows XP Professional SP3 from a failing hard disk using Norton Ghost. I set up the correct partition size on the new hard disk (using GParted) and ghosted it on. I ...
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XXClone as a tool for migrating Windows XP Home from PATA to SATA HD

Has anybody had any experience using XXClone as a tool for cloning an existing installation of Windows in order to move it from an old PATA drive to a new, larger SATA without having to reinstall ...
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way to automate git repositories cloning

I have to clone several repositories on the VM-s and then building software on them. I have pretty nice build script but there is one issue. Before build, several repos should be cloned, and after ...
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How to clone a floppy boot disk to a hard drive and make it bootable?

I'm trying to preserve some old bootable floppy disk by trying to clone it to a hard drive (disk C:) to run on the same hardware. (Important note: The hardware shall remain the same. I cannot use a VM ...
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how to clone from one USB disk to another with Linux command line commands?

I have a Bigger 1T USB disk with Fedora 20 and some user data in total about 40GB on one partition which is about 900GB.I want to move this Fedora installation to a smaller 500GB USB disk. Yesterday ...
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Cloning a disk twice results in binary differences

I'm using HDD RawCopy to clone a disk to a file twice (different files). The disk in question is a SATADOM connected to my computer using a SATA to USB cable. Somehow, when I make the clone twice in ...
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How to FastCopy Only…? Junctions? Hard Links? etc?

I'm new to FastCopy. How can I use it to copy only a certain type of file/folder? e.g. How to copy only junctions, and nothing else?
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Should I do a bit-to-bit copy or a mirror of my damaged, encrypted HDD? (And how?)

I have an HDD with 2 partitions: 100GB unencrypted, unimportant data and 1,7TB encrypted (AES with TrueCrypt) important data. When I installed Windows 7 on another hard drive it wrote about 100MB on ...
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Cloning a drive with clonezilla yields error when cloning to disk of same size

I have 2 x 500 GB drives. One is out of the box new and is on a USB external mount. The other is the source drive in my laptop. When I use Clonezilla, I get an error saying The destination drive is ...
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What is a reliable tool to clone my hard drive from windows itself?

I'm buying a new HDD for my laptop, and I want to clone my original one to the new one. Both are 1TB drives. I've heard of clonezilla, but I'd rather use something that doesn't require me to boot up ...
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Expanding disk partition on root drive with LVM

It's been a long time since I've done this and I've probably done it in the most complex way. I upgraded my OS drive to a larger drive (old one 60GB, new one 250GB) running Ubuntu 14.04 and used ...
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Unable to Boot Ubuntu OS of Cloned VM

Using VMware version 5.5.0, I cloned a virtual machine running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.13.0-24-generic x86_64). Prior to powering on the cloned machine, I disconnected it from network adapters. ...
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Windows 10 - copy domain admin to domain user account

I have been working under a domain admin account for years and years. Now, after a windows 10 upgrade, I want to work under a domain user account. More, I would like to retain all the desktop ...
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Clone Drive Using Linux DD Command: Send IMG Over SSH Connection

I SSH to a VPN running Ubuntu Linux. To make backup copies of the hard drive, I use the following dd command: sudo dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/home/rick/hdImage-20150704.img It works, however, is there a ...
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Does Sysprep require the same Service Pack Level on the .clg file with Windows 7 Pro.?

I have a Windows 7 Pro. 64bit DVD. I am using sysprep. The machine I want to sysprep is Windows 7 Pro. 64bit SP1. My DVD to get the .clg catalog file off of is not SP!, just Windows 7 Pro. 64bit. ...
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No USB3 after cloning Samsung to Samsung

I have tried many times to clone my new Samsung to another Samsung for a backup but every time I end up with a drive that refuses to recognize my USB3 ports. All other devices like mouse and keyboard ...
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Replacing an Imminent-Failure Drive in a RAID-0 with Clone

The RAID-0 in question is run by an Intel RAID controller in a Gigabyte Z77X-D3H. It is a 2x320GB RAID-0, comprised of two different model drives. The working one is a 320GB Western Digital (whose ...
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Windows 8.1 cannot hibernate after cloning

Windows hibernation fails after cloning Windows 8.1 from one hard drive to another. The screen goes black, but it never goes beyond that point, you clearly hear the PC working normally. And if the ...
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clonezilla image home directory /home/partimag is not a mounting point to a samba server?

theI just got clonezilla to try it out and I keep having problems with this specific area. To be aware, I am doing this off of virtualbox and saving the image to be samba physical server, and all of ...
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Cloning SSD without mSATA-USB link?

I'm upgrading the SSD on my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro. I'd like to clone the older, smaller SSD on the new one. Does this necessarily require some specific piece of hardware to link from the new SSD (mSata) ...
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Clone HDD to USB to SSD?

I bought a new computer (ASUS G551JM) with a hard disk drive (1TB 7200 RPM), but I want to transfer the OS (and everything else) onto my Samsung EVO 840 (500GB). However, when I purchased the SSD from ...