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

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New Hard Drive not recognized on boot

I am upgrading the hard drive on my Dell Precision M4400 laptop. The current drive is a Seagate Momentus 7200 80GB. The new drive is a Hitachi 5K500 250GB. --> Both are SATA. I have an external USB ...
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Can I resume an interrupted disk image done with dd?

I am going to reinstall my system and I want to backup it first. There is an 80 GB HDD with Ubuntu and 750 GB HDD on which I want to put image. So, I run a live CD and use dd to transfer my sda to ...
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Best Tool to clone/detect system environment for setup/development testing? [closed]

We develop web apps which are tied to biztalk and usually require setup and web config updates on the client side. The problem that I'm seeing quite often is that our own testing/setup would be fine ...
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Can Windows 7 automatically maintain a clone of another directory?

I'm working on a Git repo for a client and I want to keep my client repos separate from my Apache htdocs folder. I want to work on the repo files here: C:\Web\Clients\repolocation And whenever I ...
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How can I transfer Windows from a partition of an existing hard drive to a new (smaller) SSD?

I have a 500 Gb hard drive currently split into two partitions: +---------------------+--------------+ | Data (D:\) | System (C:\) | +---------------------+--------------+ Now, I just ...
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What's the easiest way to clone a MacBook Pro drive with both Mac OS and Windows 7 installed?

I have a mid 2009 13" MacBook Pro with the 160Gb drive split in half running both Mac OS and Windows 7 through bootcamp. I'm planning to replace the hard drive for a 750Gb model and I would like 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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Clone hard drive to another, smaller hard drive

Is there a good tool/program that allows me to clone a system drive to another, smaller hard drive? I've bought a new 64GB SSD drive and would like to move my current Windows 7 Professional 64-bit ...
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Scheduled Push Changes To Local Git Repository (Ubuntu)

Boring Background - Summary: I know we're not using GIT properly!. This started as a small hobby project and has spiralled - my company uses Git to track/manage changes to a bespoke web-based software ...
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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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Disk copy of failing drive with Fedora 14

I have a WD disk drive of 1 Tera Byte capacity with Fedora 14 installed. On it I also have Virtual Box with a Windows XP guest installed. Now BIOS startup and Fedora is reporting that disk failure ...
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Advice for attempting to get data from a hard disk by putting it in a freezer

One of my hard drives on a RAID0 setup failed and I have basically nothing to lose. There's a trick that seems to be more than a myth that involves taking a hard disk, sealing it in a bag and freezing ...
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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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Does cloning a hard drive also copy over errors like bad sectors?

For example, I have Windows 7 on a hard drive where SMART reports "many bad sectors". If I buy a new hard drive, and attempt to clone over Windows to the new hard drive, will that fix the problem so I ...
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How to clone entire VirtualBox OS to a new PC (real-hardware)?

The situation is; I am running a web server (Ubuntu 10.10 server) on virtualbox v.4 inside Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop and now I want to clone entire web server on my brand new PC. Please help me with this, ...
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Can an in-use computer be cloned

I am looking to clone several servers periodically as part of a backup scheme. Is it possible to clone a server that is in use using clonezilla or other foss product? One of these servers is running ...
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Create bootable clone Windows 7 while running

I'm issued a SafeBoot encrypted computer at work, and I'd like to decrypt, clone, and then reinstall with something cross-platform like TrueCrypt. In order to have a clone that's useful at all, I need ...
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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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How to copy most of a Linux filesystem onto a new drive?

I am getting a SSD and I'd like it to become my new Linux boot drive. However, it is smaller than my current hard drive's root Linux partition, so I'd like to copy over the filesystem and exclude some ...
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Migrating Windows 7 to a new drive, cloning the encrypted HDD to SSD

I have laptop with Windows 7. The whole drive is encrypted with Bitlocker. I want to switch magnetic hard drive to SSD. How can I mirror the entire system onto the SSD with the LEAST amount of user ...
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How to turn Google chrome into firefox clone

Ok I'm addicted to firefox, BUT I cannot be blind: chrome way to handle webpages (pre-loading, rendering and other features) is great. I was thinking to use this browser, however it's quite hard ...
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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 ...
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Clone a SATA disk to external USB disk and then back to SATA disk [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Easiest way to copy or clone boot partition onto new hard drive I need to clone a SATA disk from a Windows 7 computer to an external USB disk. After that I will replace ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Image Hard Drive with Bad Sectors?

I have a hard drive with important data on it. I have Spinrite running right now and it has located lots of bad sectors so its pretty much toast. I would like to image the drive and get as much data ...
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Cloning Hard Drives - Remotely

I have two servers, A and B. I would like to clone server A to B. A is running Linux, and they are both remote, I don't have a physical access to them What is the best way to approach this?
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Advice on cloning disk

I'm going to buy a second disk for backup, the same size as my laptops. I want to mount it in a casing via usb and backup an entire hdd every soemtime. That's because I want the posibility to just ...
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Any recommendations for a good disk imaging software package for Windows XP, free if possible? [closed]

I've always used Ghost at work, but at home I don't have a copy. Can anyone recommend some software which will image my main windows XP system partition to another partition ?
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Cloning/Ghosting computers that have LogMeIn installed

Good afternoon, We prepare ghost images for each of the computers we manage. Basically we start with a running system (previous image), perform a number of manual changes to the system's ...
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Shadow copy to clone system volume on Windows XP

I am looking for a program that uses shadow copy to copy the contents of a Windows XP system volume that is running. I.e. I want to clone the system volume with the following snags: (1) I want to be ...
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Quickly clone a microSD card

is there an easy and quick way to clone all data from one microSD card to another? I want to periodically backup contents of my phone card to a backup one, and as I have a lot of small files on the ...
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Cloning a hard drive and using it to boot on a different system

Can I clone a hard drive and use it to boot on a different system? Windows XP, from Intel to AMD. I used HDclone and copied my HD. When I tried to boot up with the new hard drive in the AMD system, ...
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Good block size for disk cloning with diskdump (dd)

I use dd in its simplest form to clone a hard drive dd if=INPUT of=OUTPUT However, I read in the manpage that dd knows a blocksize parameter. I was wondering whether there is an optimal value for ...
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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 ...
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Copy all installed programs & files in a hard disk (which has 32 bit Windows 7) and clone/transfer it to another computer which has 64 bit Windows 7

I recently got a new PC which has a 64-bit Windows 7 installed. The current PC that I am using has a 32-bit Windows 7 installed. I would like to know if there is a software that can copy all my ...
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Linux cloning tools

Could you please advice how to clone CentOS with all installed software to another box. What tools should be used?
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How can I copy my windows 7 partition to a new drive, keeping the boot partition?

I want to copy my windows 7 partition onto a new hard drive (I've got a linux bootcd with fdisk, which I'm happy using), but I've spotted that there's a boot partition of ~200MB before my main windows ...
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Full system clone, snapshot using rsync

I have automated backups running on my ubuntu box using rsnapshot (rsync) basically following this tutorial. My concern is how to restore if everything is lost. Since it does not seem that I can ...
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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.
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How can I clone a protected HD?

I have a copy protected hd. It works perfectly in a kiosk but when I try to clone it using clonezilla, ghost or any other sector to sector copiers I get i/o errors... I think they've ruined some ...
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Cloned Windows 7: Keyboard doesn't work

I cloned my old Windows 7 hard disk to a shiny new Seagate Momentus XT 500GB using the free EaseUs Disk Copy tool on my laptop. After the clone process I used the Windows 7 installation disc to start ...
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Copy a “Bad” Drive to a New Drive

I have a bad 500GB drive that has important data on it. The drive gives loads of Error 51 warning messages in the XP event logs but in disk management the drive shows as healthy. I'm wondering if I ...
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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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What must be changed for cloned Linux systems?

When cloning Windows systems, it's fairly well-known that one should run sysprep before creating an image. This way, when the machine starts up, it will reconfigure itself for its new environment: ...
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Clone a Hard Disk Content to Another Hard Disk

I subjected my hard disk ( C drive) to a scan disk and found that there was a 12kb of bad sectors, I now consider that disk to be unreliable, and am looking forward to transfer all my data to another ...
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How to clone VirtualBox VM?

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit and need to clone a VirtualBox VM of Windows XP Pro. How do you do this on Windows 7?
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Completely copy one hard drive to another

I have 3 workstations which have the same specs. Since all parts are the same, can I just configure 1 PC and then copy everything to the other two so that I will not go to the same installation ...
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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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How to clone a running windows xp installation to a USB HDD which should be bootable

i want to clone my Windows XP installation to a USB Hard Drive or maybe an usb memory stick and then i want to boot from that USB device. The reason for that is, in case of an emergency i still can ...