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

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Clone USB-drive bit for bit

I have a USB-drive that is encrypted with Truecrypt. Now, I'd like to make a copy of it from time to time, so I need a method of cloning the USB. The two USB-sticks are of same size, brand, and type, ...
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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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Clone Windows 8.1 and bootloader (Which is on another drive) to SSD

Ok so I recently purchased a new SSD and would like to clone my Windows Partition (drive 1) and its bootloader which is located on drive 2 [Different Hard Drive]. Whenever I try to copy the System ...
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Can you clone a larger drive onto a smaller drive (used space fits on the smaller)

I have a 500GB drive which is about 50GB full, I got a 80GB SSD, which has 74.5GB of available space. I want to clone the system drive onto the SSD. DriveImage XML will not let me copy a larger ...
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Can I clone a +5TB drive directly to the cloud? [closed]

I've got a Drobo device which is not mounting correctly on my computer. Given the size of the device (4 x 2TB drives), I can't find a drive large enough to clone my Drobo (minimum 5TB drive), to later ...
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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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GParted Copy Filesystem really slow

I recently got a new HDD and I am attempting to clone a Windows partition from my old one with GParted (running off live usb). What's bothering me is that GParted has been stuck on copying filesystem ...
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Clonezilla failing due to check disk

I'm trying to create an image backup of a laptop with Clonezilla. Once all the settings have been chosen and I try to start the process it displays an error stating that the source drive is scheduled ...
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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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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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What are the implications of a shared git clone if the source repository is remote?

So, the a git shared repository seems to be more or less perfect for keeping folders with large blobs in sync. I have something like 700 GB of pictures and videos I want to distribute across my ...
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hg clone using tortoisehg throws “getaddrinfo failed” error on Windows XP

I have Windows XP installed in my system.I have installed tortoisehg-2.10-hg-2.8-x86.msi. I have checkpoint vpn1-secuRemote installed on my system. I am trying to clone a project.But when i clone a ...
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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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Win7 + SysPrep + CloneZilla = lost settings

I've just cloned a PC (Win7 + SysPrep + CloneZilla) and after starting up the new clone, Win7 wants to be reactivated again and the video driver seems to be missing (as in the aero effect has ...
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Acronis Migrate Easy Work With Windows 7

I recently purchase a bigger seagate sshd drive to replace the currently smaller one in my laptop. I have been looking around for free alternatives that will clone everything including the OS ...
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Can I clone my hard drive to an external and boot from the clone?

First thing: I am not asking what software I'm supposed to use. I already know the answer: Ghost (proprietary), Clonezilla, and dd (if I'm careful). What I really want to know is if it is possible to ...
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clone windows without sysprep

I have to clone a windows 7 system on a lab (I have a volume license for win OS). The Microsoft documentation tell me to prepare the windows source pc with sysprep before cloning the system, but... ...
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How to clone a Windows image and restore it without OS

I currently have a computer that has windows 7 installed. How can I create an image of my current Windows on this computer, and be able to restore this image back to a partition? The plan is to ...
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Trying to migrate Win8.1 to ssd(things are little more complicate than normal)

I'm trying to migrate my Win8.1 system to an SSD. I tried Paragon's, EaseUS Todo, EZGig and many more but it doesn't work for me. I think it's because i'm on uefi. If i open disk management, i see my ...
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AWS git clone or pull not working and no error message

In one of AWS/AMI instance, I'm trying to git clone ... it says Cloning into '<repo name>'... but it doesn't clone the repository and not showing any error or any other messages, I have also ...
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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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Is the Acronis Version coming with Intel SSDs working with other manufacturers SSDs?

I got myself a new Thinkpad with a HDD and an extra Samsung SSD. Now I want to clone my Thinkpad´s HDD to the Samsung SSD. Unfortunately, the Samsung Data Migration Software won´t support cloning my ...
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Clone SSD or move windows settings over? [closed]

I'm getting a new computer with a bigger and faster SSD (256GB vs 64GB). Should I do a clean install of Windows 7 and move the settings over, or should I try to clone the old SSD? Which is best, and ...
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Transfer disk contents *without* cloning tools

Is it possible to "clone" a disk which contains programs by performing a copy of all the disk contents (preserving file attributes) from source to destination disk, and unplugging the source disk and ...
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Write Errors while cloning my external HDD with HDClone 4.3 on Win7

Yesterday I bought a new external HDD Western Digital 2.5" My Passport Ultra 2000GB, and I want to clone my old external 1TB hard drive on this new one. I decided to use HDClone 4.3, everything was ok ...
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Partition and cloning of Windows XP Image

I have to partition and install the same software and OS (win xp) on 10 same devices. What is the fastest way to do this?
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I'd like to have a clean installation of Windows 7 to clone for future 'fresh starts' - will this cause activation issues with current installation?

FYI, I bought Windows 7 in the box with an official license key back in 2009. Every so often I like to do a full reinstall just to get a fresh start on my computer. I was thinking that it would be a ...
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Cloning a drive with Acronis Disk Director - will not boot after

I'm using Acronis Disk Director 11 Home - which seems to be unsupported - on Windows 7. I've done this hundreds of time on Win XP. I'm booting Acronis from a CD. System has 2 physical drives, C: and ...
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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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Cloned new HDD, but get “No bootable device found” when installed

I purchased a 60 Gb 1.8" drive for my Dell X1 laptop. The old drive is working find, but I wanted more storage. I cloned the old drive using xxClone and compared drives. They seem to be the same. When ...
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Can my laptop's Hard Disk be cloned and loaded to another laptop? [duplicate]

I bought an Asus X202E laptop and installed Ubuntu on it and then completely formatted it which deleted everything including the recovery partition. So i could not restore it. Then I installed Windows ...
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clone a running Windows 7 from 240 GB SSD to 120 GB SSD

is it possible to clone my running Windows 7 from a bigger SSD to a smaller SSD. or do i need to reinstall everything?
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Cloning Windows 8.1 to 30 identical machines; what should I use so they will activate properly?

I have 30 client computers. These are Windows 8.1 tablet style i5 machines. They all have OEM Windows 8.1 Pro. I have a volume MBL. I want to make identical copies of the original machine, all ...
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Two computers both show as the same machine

I have had team viewer installed on computer A for quite some time. I purchased Computer B and used Mac software to effectively make a clone of A on B. Now, however, I cannot get team viewer to ...
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Booting Windows 8.1 on a cloned drive?

I had no way to backup my hard drive, so I had to clone it directly to my new drive. And because of the position of my GPU, I could only have the 2 hard drives plugged in, not the Blu-ray RE drive. So ...
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How do I copy/clone a dynamic disk in Windows 7?

I have some dynamic disks (or "partitions" but they are not really partitions) that I want to copy onto spare hard drives. I tried using gpartd (and fdisk for that matter) from a linux live disc. All ...
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Clone my 2tb linux system to a new 3tb drive

My 2tb drive uses mbr and my new drive must use gpt as it's 3tb. Normally I use DD to do a copy like this from one drive to another, but how can I do this have have the 3tb drive be gpt and actually ...
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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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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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How to copy a DVD on Mac

Is there any software (preferred free) which allows me to copy a DVD (Disk to Disk copy)? I have installed Burn, but it does not seem to let me do what I need. Thank you.
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DISM fails with 'There is not enough space on the disk.' while capturing an image

I use DISM to capture images and store them on a network disk. I use a standard 32bit WinPE 4.0 environment to capture them. My current path was set to i:\images and I executed the following command: ...
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Linux to clone Windows 7 disk with Boot, System, Recovery and HP Tools partitions to larger drive

I am trying to clone a smaller windows 7 disk to a newer faster SSD Hybrid with more space while retaining the HP Recovery partitions (I'm assuming they offer value). I see the first is a otherwise ...
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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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clone from bitbucket.org in command on guest linux virtual box through proxy in host

I am using an ubuntu virtualbox guest on a windows 8 host. I am going to clone a repo from www.bitbucket.org using git command in guest. BUT the problem: I realzied that I cannot connect to ...
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Are there any issues with cloning a Windows installation?

I'm sure cloning isn't the Microsoft approved method, but will it actually give issues in the real world? Sysprepped images take additional time to set up and deploy (Setup is configuring your ...
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Mac doesn't recognize partitions after cloning drive

I was given a 500GB HDD (~200GB used) that was starting to fail (OS X wouldn't boot because it failed boot-time checks). I used 2 USB enclosures and Data Rescue 3 to clone the failing disk to a brand ...
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Does cloning clone also the old MAC address?

If I clone my Linux system to other computers will this also clone the old MAC address to the new computers? EDIT: due to the answer below I really know what is a MAC address... And sure Linux is ...
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Moving the Windows 7 Pro OEM image to computer with the same hardware

We bought 8 clean computers (even without HDD) with the same hardware and bought eight Windows 7 Pro OEM disks. Now I prepare one Win7 installation without activation but with all required programs, ...
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Ubuntu Server 13.10 With Clonezilla SE

I have installed Clonezilla SE on my system. When I run "sudo clonezilla start" the program begins, however, it seems to be the Clonezilla live version and not the SE version. I have installed drbl ...
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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 ...