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

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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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Upgrading Acer Aspire 5750G with SSD only boots a single time

I'm currently trying to upgrade the HDD in an Acer Aspire 5750G with a SSD. Unfortunately I have a weird problem which I've never experienced in the past (doing SSD upgrades): I'm cloning the HDD to ...
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Clone Failed: Checked Win7 in USB tray: but now no drive letters. Nothing

BSoD Windows 7 exists but is Invisible. I had done a re-size partition with EaseUS to do a clone. So, I am drowning in dozens/hundreds of web pages I have listed trying to fix this (I am not ...
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Clone a harddrive for multiple computers

at work I got the assignment for setting up multiple computers with the identical set of software. I am a lazy guy, so I started having an idea. I set up one computer, dismounted the hard drive and ...
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cloning drives to correct RAID 10 failure

I don't type questions like this very often, so I apologize if I could have made it clearer. I have 4 HDD slots in which I had a RAID 10 array setup. It is a motherboard software RAID so clonezilla ...
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How to clone the complete HDD except of one big Partition to a smaller hdd? [duplicate]

I have to replace a 250GB HDD with a 128GB HDD. There is a boot-loader partition witch loads several OS on other partitions. There is also a 140GB partition with important but not needed data on it. ...
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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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Can I use dd to upgrade 1-bay synology NAS to bigger HD?

I have a 1-bay Synology NAS (DS112). According to the Synology compatibility list it can take a 6TB disk. If possible I'd like to clone my existing 2TB disk to the 6TB disk using dd or any other tool ...
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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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Creating Linked Clones in vSphere/vCenter w/ PowerCLI

I'm fairly new to enterprise IT: We have a 'mini cloud' server at work that everyone uses for 'training.' We have 3 host machines with multi SSD/HDDs (on the hosts and on other hardware) which we ...
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How can I clone a hard drive directly to a vdi image

I would like to make a VirtualBox .vdi image out of my hard drive. I've found howto's online that describe doing this by first usind DD to create a .raw image, then using VBoxManage to convert the ...
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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 create an image of a hard drive?

I have an old laptop with a 20 GB hard drive, a spare 60 GB hard drive, and I'd like to convert the laptop to use the new larger drive by copying an image of the 20 GB drive onto the new drive and ...
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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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Fast copy from one TrueCrypt non-system volume to another

Is it possible to perform sector by sector copy of one TrueCrypt non-system volume to another? As I see, the clone software (Maxtor MaxBlast) does not recognize the mounted disks as the suitable ones. ...
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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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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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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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I want to make a fully bootable clone of my hard drive with no boot cd or dvd

I want to make a fully bootable clone of my Windows-XP or Windows-7 hard drive with no boot cd or dvd so that in the case of a catastrophic hard disk failure I can just take my "clone" and install it ...
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Cloned a failing hard drive - some files seem to be damaged, how to check and find them?

The hard drive in my PC was failing, so I cloned its 2 partitions to a new disk. Cloning the bootable Windows XP partition finally worked (at least it seems so, as I was able to boot from it, but ...
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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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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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Create virtual disk from some of the partitions on physical device

I am in the process of migrating windows installation to a VM. On the physical device with windows, there are two partitions: /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda2. There's also a large amount of free space ...
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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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Clone Hard Disk Software [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What utility can move my Windows boot partition over to another hard drive? Can someone recommend some software (free or opensource) that will allow me to make a clone ...
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Clone one SSD to another and change OS drive letter from G: to C:

How do I clone my existing Windows 8.1 installation to a new SSD and change the volume drive letter to C:? I have Windows 8.1 installed on SSD as drive G:. Every now and than I come across a program ...
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Why did MAC-Adress Cloning Fix My Router?

I have a Belkin router, and about a year ago, I suddenly lost my internet connectivity from Comcast. The internet worked fine when I plugged it right into my laptop, so I just ignored it. When I ...
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new SSD BOOTMGR is Missing

I got a new Crucial M4 128 GB Sata 3 solid state drive that i cloned my OS on to. I have a laptop with two 500 GB drives, one holding the OS and one holding data. I swap the os drive with the SSD and ...
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Free way to clone HDD to SSD?

Is there a free way to clone a full Windows 7 installation from HDD to SSD? (The free part is important, I know I can pay for Acronis True Image.) SSDs are usually much smaller than HDDs which ...
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best way to clone HDD to SSD Window 7 [duplicate]

This is really similar to this question but some of the methods did not work for me. For example Clonezilla and GParted is not booting from my USB device (created with YUMI). I was following this ...
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Clone a git Repo with GitGutter

I'm new to sublime3 and trying to use GitGutter for version control and I don't know how to clone with GitGutter package a Git Project. How do I do this with SSH access under Windows
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Convert a USB drive into a Virtual Machine HDD

I am creating a bootable USB flash drive. Before using it I would like to test it with VMware Player (or VirtualBox). I could make a raw image of the UFD and convert it with "qemu" qemu-img convert ...
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Cloning an image to a microSD card

I'm trying to set up a Linux system to boot off of a microSD card, connected via a USB card reader, and I'm trying to clone my existing Linux system image to the microSD card using Partmiage. Every ...
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Current Time Machine HDD bad sectors - Clone to new HDD or do new clean TM backup to new HDD?

Questions follow dots. The rest is history and system hardware/software. It is an internal 3TB Hitachi drive that has 5 reallocated bad sectors on my: MacPro 5,1 3.33 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon 24 ...
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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 ...
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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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Displayresolution + clone mode in Windows 8.1 in script at startup?

I want to force a dualscreen system ( 1: Monitor, 2: Projector) to a) set the dual screen clone mode for monitor and projector. b) set the screen resolution of both to 1280x800 This needs to be ...
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Increase size of VirtualBox hard drive, clone into new vdi

On my Windows 8.1 host I have a Ubuntu 14 guest and I've run out of logical disk space. Hunting on the web I've followed this guide: https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=50661 My ...
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How to clone a triple booted HDD?

I have a triple-booted 120GB HDD (Lubuntu 14.04,OSX 10.5,WinXP) in my Macbook and will soon upgrade it to a 128GB SSD. Now how should I go about doing this the easiest way? I don't really want to ...
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Clone drive to partition (onto 2nd drive with existing partitions), make both partitions on 2nd drive bootable

I have a failing hard drive (1tb) with a bootable Windows 7 installation on it. I have a new hard drive (3tb) with a new bootable Windows 7 installation (on one 1tb partition). How can I clone the ...
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How can I identify and read only free-space junk data from EXT4 partition?

I have cloned an EXT4 partition via raw dd command from a Galaxy Nexus phone. How can I identify and read only free-space junk data from the EXT4 partition? I need to recover some WAVE samples(I'm ...
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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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Clone to smaller hard drive with less data than smaller hard drive

How do I clone the data (not the partition) from a larger drive to a smaller drive? I need this to run in Windows 7 64 Bit, not a bootable live CD/DVD and I need a freeware or open source program. I ...
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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 ...
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sysgrep and CopyProfile=true not actually copying profile or seems to be doing anything in Windows 8.1

I've been trying loads of times to build a reference windows-installation on a PC, with user customizations and installed software, and then deploy it on another PC, with different hardware. This ...
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Clonezilla: weird error about destination being smaller, though disks are identical

I want to clone a 1Tb disk which has some issues with the Win7 boot manager. I want to clone it so I can try some remedies on the cloned disk. The destination disk is also a 1Tb, empty disk. (Though ...
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Cloning a git repo [closed]

I am trying to clone a repository for testing web apps. I shared the folder and ran the command: git clone E:\weewikipaint weewikipaint from C:\projects directory. I get the directory ...
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What happens if I plug a Windows7 hard drive into a different PC?

In terms of - a) technical and b) licensing considerations, will it work? Obviously many drivers will be incorrect/missing but I'd have expected Windows was able to fix that. So will it run up and ...
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Clonezilla won't clone drive that has Win 7 Pro upgrade (from win 7 Home Premium)

I have used Clonezilla to clone a disk which has Win 7 Home premium. During the process using the disk to disk cloning, Clonezilla shows that two partitions are cloned; the 100meg partition and the ...