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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hard drive seems to not exist when trying to clone

I want to copy my entire C drive, including Windows 7, to a new drive I bought* but the new one cannot be found. I've tried both Clonezilla and Easeus Disk Copy but neither program recognizes the new ...
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How to clone or copy running windows 7 to child partition

Is there anyway to clone partition to partition in windows 7 for free using some kind of command line tool so that i can set block size to increase speed i google and found some tools like dd for ...
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I screwed up my neibors wifi

I messed up my neighbors Wifi. My neighbors let me use their Wifi, and it wasn't working right, and I read something that said to clone your MAC address. I typed in the IP address on Chrome and was ...
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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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What's better Ghost or Virtualization?

I've a test environment with several machines using a mix of OSs and MS softwares, several developers use the machines on site and remotely. Recently I'd to downsize it to just one machine. What ...
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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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Good free way to clone a hard drive or a partition and send the image over the network (through FTP, Windows file sharing, “anything”)?

What I ideally would like is a free software solution which can: Boot from a CD/DVD/USB-stick and Clone a complete hard drive or a partition and Send the resulting image file over the network ...
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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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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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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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Alternative to Clonezilla to clone semi-faulty hard disk? [closed]

For the past few weeks, Windows 7 started locking tight at random. Originally, I assumed it could be a bug in Flash or the video driver, as it seemed to happen when I was watching videos through ...
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Windows 7, Drivers, Cloning and Sysprep

I have Windows 7 working on one machine but when I move it off to the new machine it crashes. If this is a driver issue do I need to download the drivers and install them first? Or do I install ...
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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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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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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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How to incrementally backup whole HDD to external from Windows?

What I want exactly is a hard drive to hard drive incremental backup, not an image file. The original HDD has three partitons - ext3, linux-swap, and NTFS. What would be the easiest way to do this ...
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Hard Drive Clone Proofing or Licensing to One Computer only

Is there any way possible to prevent others from cloning my hard drive? or set one hard drive to work only with one computer? i tried to research but i did not see any topic related to it. I have one ...
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Is it legal for a 3rd party to clone a drive? [closed]

I have a 256GB SSD that has my OS, and I want to effectively increase its capacity to 1TB. I contacted a local computer tech to see if he could clone my current SSD onto a new SSD. He initially quoted ...
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Sharing a VirtualBox image … clone, export, or copy?

I'd like to share a VirtualBox image with other developers, similar to this question: How to share a VirtualBox image? There seem to be three basic answers to that question: Copy the entire VM ...
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Blue screen when trying to boot from cloned Windows partition [duplicate]

I'm trying to clone a clean Windows installation from SSD partition to HD partition. The problem is every time I try to boot from cloned partition, no matter which disk-cloning software I used, I end ...
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Cloning notebook SSD to bigger SSD

Right now, I have a 120GB SSD in my Thinkpad with only one W7 partition, but want to replace it with a bigger, 256GB one. I also have a 500GB external USB 3.0 hard drive at my disposal. In order to ...
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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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how to go back after a bad git pull

I had created a shallow clone of a huge repository (for saving my time) using git clone --depth=1 ... Some days later, I thought I'd fetch the latest commits from the remote repository. I entered ...
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Drive cloning with Rsync

I would like to mirror (clone) my TV harddrive to my TVbackup harddrive daily. I don’t want to use RAID, and currently, both drives are in the same computer (this will change in the future). In order ...
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Cloning and replacing laptop harddrive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What utility can move my Windows boot partition over to another hard drive? My laptop's hard drive is dying and I have purchased a replacement. The current drive is ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Upgrading Laptop HDD

I have an Acer Aspire 3500WLMi laptop. It currently has a 40gb hard drive which I would like to upgrade. Could someone talk me through the process? I've listed my concerns/queries: Can I buy and ...
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C++ program to make linux Ubuntu clone windows partition?

I want to write code in Dev C++ so that when i execute in Ubuntu 8 , it clones my windows 7 from D: partition to its child partitions E:,F: ... i have made my partitions of equal sizes and i have ...
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Cloning a USB flash drive to another larger one, is it safe to do so?

I used Acronis True Image Home 2010 to clone a Dane-Elec zLight 8Gb pen drive/USB flash drive to a PNY Attaché 16Gb USB flash drive. Now WinXP shows the drive in device manager as USB DISK 2.0 USB ...
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Cloning a Linux (Ubuntu) Boot Drive That Has A Few Errors

I've got an 8.04 Mythbuntu installation I need to clone to another disk. Unfortunately the disk it's on has a few errors, so dd aborts when I try the usual dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb Last night I ...
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To Customize 3.5" Power Panel Elsewhere?

I have a small ASUS PC tower where are only two 3.5 slots. I need them both for cloning HDDs with two 3.5 slots. Therefore, I am thinking how extract the power button from the the 3.5 top panel to ...
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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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Clone drive to a smaller one

I have a hard disk with 3 partitions on it. (one Linux-swap and two Ext3) The drive is a 2TB USB drive, and I would need to clone it onto a 16GB USB flash drive. The first two partitions are small ...
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Is it possible to move the OS from to 1TB hard disk to a 240GB SSD?

I have an ASUS X555 notebook with 1TB hard disk. The disk has 2 visible partitions and 3 more hidden, that seem to be some sort of backup/restore for the OS. Now I want to clone the OS partition ...
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Install pre-configured Windows XP

I have about 60 machines I want to install Windows XP on using a USB drive. What I would like to do is have a pre-configured install. Meaning all the necessary software, and bookmarks in the browsers ...
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Cloning and replacing a HD. The full story

I have an XP machine with 1 drive partitioned as: C, D, E, F and want to make an exact copy of it. Run some HD cloning software and clone the original drive. Physically remove/replace the HD in the ...
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Unable to clone mSATA disk in my W530

I recently bought a used W530 from eBay, which is in good shape. It has a 240GB mSATA and two other disks. It runs on Win 7 pro 64bit. I used its recovery media disk to restore the computer to its ...
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Clonezilla fails at cloning with mismatched GPT and MBR partition

I got this message: This disk contains mismatched GPT and MBR partition: /dev/sda Clonezilla's FAQ says: You might have installed an OS with GPT partition table, and later overwrite the ...
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Is cloning a partially allocated 2 TB drive (src) to a 1TB drive (dst) possible? [duplicate]

I am thinking of trying to clone some clean installs of Windows OSes (dual-boot) from a (src) 2TB drive (1863 GB) to a (dst) 1TB drive (931.5 GB). The 2 OS partitions on (src) would only be 200 GB ...