CloneZilla is a free cloning/imaging tool that creates and restores snapshots. It can also be used for mass deployment.

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Clonezilla to restore a VM from clonezilla image

So I have a laptop with 3 windows partitions that I saved to a clonezilla image. I took the clonezilla image (80GB) and copied it to a USB stick (128GB). I created a 150GB fixed size drive for a ...
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How do I deploy Windows 7 to UEFI or really boot in legacy mode?

I used to deploy a windows 7 image to computers using clonezilla, after creating two partitions and setting the bootable flag on the system partition. Now however, I've got some computers with an ...
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blues screen after clonning windows xp

I clone a hard disk of a PC, with clonezilla. This hard drive was only a partition with Windows XP. After restore the copy virtualbox but when I boot the OS a blue screen appears saying: "run chkdsk ...
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Expand disk space of a Windows 10 S.O. disk

I clone a 128GB disk to 256GB disk with clonezilla using disk to disk copy. The new disk works but I cannot expand volumes because the disk is recognized by OS as 128GB disk. How can use the other ...
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Windows 10 will not boot with source of clone attached

I cloned a windows 10 installation from a 1T HDD to a 500G SSD using clonezilla. Everything is fine as long as I don't attached the HDD drive that I used as the source of the clone. Here is what I ...
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backup and restoration of my C drive only

I bought a dell laptop with 1 tb internal hardisk drive. I made 3 partitions in my hardrive and all having data like movies, songs and document. Now I want to take the backup of my C drive only with ...
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Clonezilla - dual boot - clone hdd to ssd

I have a windows 10 + ubuntu 15.10 in a dual boot mode on my laptop. My HDD is 1GB and my SSD is 250GB. I managed to shrink my data in my HDD to be of size 226GB(all the other space is unallocated) ...
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Missing disk file from clonezilla image

Tried to restore an old Clonezilla image (2013) to the HDD I had originally restored with the image, I now find I do not get the "restoredisk" option when trying to restore using Clonezilla Live. I ...
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Clone all disk partitions to smaller disk

I have a 640GB hard drive that is failing some diagnostic checks. It still functions, but the computer is unbearably slow, with disk I/O as the clear culprit. The disk in question in installed in an ...
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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 500gb 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 too ...
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Clonezilla saved image to USB-bridged SATA & Verified it. Can't see USB Bridge to restore

Working with a small size, HP laptop, no CD drive. AMD A12-8800 R-7. 256G SSD, 3 partitions. Came with Win10 installed. From recent experience with another high powered HP laptop, I want to clone the ...
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Unable to export physical Linux system to VirtualBox VM

I would like to save my Linux system (including packages, files, and configuration) and export it to another laptop in the form of a virtual machine with VirtualBox. I have been able to create a file ...
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Defrag & Pre Optimize OS & Data Partition when cloning from SSD to HDD?

There are times I have had to clone an OS or Data partition from an SSD to a HDD. It results in major performance losses, obviously until I can sit and Defrag/ Optimize / Boot Optimize the ...
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Windows won't boot - Laptop always boot to clonezilla live without any usb/cd/external devices

I downloaded and burned (save .iso file) Clonezilla to an usb using Tuxboot. After that I restart my laptop and now my laptop always boot to clonezilla live (not windows 7). I've already removed all ...
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Fixing GUID collision from Clonezilla-ing a Windows drive?

I just bought a larger SSD (256gb up from 128) and used Clonezilla to clone the smaller drive to the newer, larger drive. I cloned the "drive," and not the windows "partition." Because of this, it ...
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Clonezilla Live - mix command line and wizard

I am running Clonezilla Live from a USB drive. I would like to start the backup process using the wizard, then goto the command line (mounting the "partimag" folder manually) and return to the wizard ...
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Clonezilla Live disk clone not working

My source disk is a 64GB SSD with Ubuntu on it. The target disk is a 250GB SSD. I'm using clonezilla-live-20150805-vivid-amd64.iso from a USB stick to run CloneZilla. I'm using the disk to ...
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Backup laptop with Clonezilla to an external Blu-ray

I want to back up my Windows laptop to an external blu ray (LG BE14NU40); however, I can't get Clonezilla to recognize the blu-ray as a target. I can see the drive show up in dmesg when I toggle the ...
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Test Clonezilla image recovery

I have successfully created a backup image of my laptop's hard drive using CloneZilla. Before making system changes I want to verify that the backup is fully restorable and can be booted from. I have ...
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Restoring a Clonezilla Image to a VirtualBox VM

I have a Windows 7 host machine with virtualbox installed. I also have two external USB drives (we can call them DriveA and DriveB), DriveA has the image I want to restore to a vdi on DriveB. On ...
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Images (e.g. with Clonezilla) of Windows and Linux on a UEFI computer

I use Clonezilla with success for many years to make images from partitions that host Windows 7 or smaller and Ubuntu and other operating systems. Making images and restore them was easy for me. But ...
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Running an image created in clonezilla on Virtual box

I have created an image using clonezilla of my entire machine. THe image is on my external USB and is very big. I dont have enough space on my computer to copy the entire image. I need to find a way ...
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How do I use Clonezilla with a crossover cable to a Windows 7 machine?

I can't find a way (that I can do anyway) to use Clonezilla with a crossover cable. My thought is it is much faster to clone from my desktop than across the network. The server would be Windows 7, ...
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Periodic slow performance after a clone from SSD to HDD

User was complaining about C: Partition size and refused to reduce his personal content on the drive. At the time he had a SSD and we only had spare HDD of larger size. All parties agreed to replace ...
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Clonezilla can't restore a partition image on a virtual disk

I have an external USB HD with two partitions. First partition is OS, second partiotion is IMG. On the latter partion I wrote a Clonezilla image of the first partition. Then on my laptop I have ...
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Clone Windows 8.1 Zenbook SSD to another Zenbook

I've formated my Asus Zenbook UX31A to install Mac but now I want to switch back to its original state. I don't have any backups but I have same Asus Zenbook and I wonder if I clone it's SSD to mine ...
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Clonezilla image vanished after supposedly successful disk backup

I've just finished cloning my hard disk to an image and restarted into Windows only to find out that there is no image on the destination disk! I don't know how is that possible especially that it was ...
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Changing the sda partition number in a clonezilla img

I want to copy a linux system from a computer to mine. That linux system is using two partitions. ("/" and an other one) I used clonezilla to copy thoses two partitions and put them in an image. But ...
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Clonezilla stopped. Can “sgdisk -z /dev/sdx” destroy all the data on sda?

I need suggestions. I wanted to backup sda2 on which Win7 is installed. I deleted the Recovery Resion. (Probably Testdisk can restore this partition because I haven't done any manipulation on that ...
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How does each PXE boot client know to grab the image from Clonezilla server?

I am kind of used to Fog and trying out Clonezilla for a change. For Fog, all of our clients are on PXE boot all of the time. I noticed there is not much instruction on Clonezilla server through PXE ...
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clonezilla works for ssh server but not samba server

currently using clonezilla live and i can successfully backup and restore an entire image using the ssh server option. i specify my user name and also my password and saves the image on my ssh server, ...
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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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Tuxboot vs UNetbootin?

Tuxboot docs: Tuxboot helps you to create a bootable Live USB drive for Clonezilla live, DRBL live, GParted live and Tux2live. It is modified from UNetbootin and runs on both MS Windows and ...
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Multiple clonezilla images availible for clients

Is it possible to setup SE so that when the client PXE boots, the image selection menu will list all available images. For example Image_A, Image_B and Image_C. So if I PXE boot System_B, I would ...
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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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Clonezilla disk to disk usage

I'm not clear about what disk to disk "cloning" can/will actually do compared to using the imaging choice in Clonezilla. I'm a refugee from XP support end and I am accustomed to cloning an HD using ...
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disk to disk clone in Clonezilla, how to use a part of the backup drive as a disk?

I want to do a disk to disk clone in Clonezilla. I have an external hard drive but I don't want to delete all of it's contents. Is it possible to do a disk to disk clone and choose to backup to a ...
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Clone entire disk to image using clonezilla and keep bootloader(s)

I have hardware issues with my notebook, so I'm sending it in tomorrow and need to backup the disk. Because I have multiple OSes installed it would be very important for me to preserve the bootloaders ...
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Clonezilla gives disk in use on restore ( sfdisk This dis is currently used )

I am trying to automate a clonezilla imaging, Thie issue is that the restore fails due to it saying that the device is in use When I type "mount" /dev/sda is not anyware in the list ( and there mdadm ...
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Many problems with windows cloned by clonezilla

After many attempts I've installed a clonezilla image of my old computer on my new notebook but I did this wrong. Windows starts but I need to launch explorer manually, I have the This copy of Windows ...
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Using Clonezilla (or alternate) to make a *partial* full disk image of a multi-partition, multi-boot hdd

So I have a windows multi-boot system with XP installed first, then windows 7. I also have further partitions for user data, etc. I do not fully understand where (and what) data is stored on a pc ...
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Cannot EFI boot from Clonezilla disk image

I have created a Ubuntu Server 14.04 system that I would like to clone to several other machines with exactly the same hardware specifications. The system is an Intel NUC2820 with 30 GB SSD. The ...
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Clonezilla Live log file?

I'm trying to restore a disk using Clonezilla, but it fails. Now I would like to read a log file, perhaps the same output that is written to stdout during installation. But I can't find such a log ...
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Specify partition sizes by sectors in GParted or another tool

Is it possible to specify the sizes of the partions, and their ranges too, based on sectors. I have an image of a an entire disk, made by CloneZilla. Apparently CloneZilla, in this case, is not able ...
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CloneZilla, what are all these files?

I am trying to restore a clone of a disk, made with CloneZilla some time ago. I'm having trouble in general, and I can't seem to find the help I'm looking for, so I have to learn some of the basics, ...
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How to restore partition table, when restoring entire disk using Clonezilla?

I created an image of my entire disk, just after purchasing my laptop, using CloneZilla. The disk image was created with the graphical version of CloneZilla, but in the logfile clonezilla-img, it says ...
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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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Using a exFAT formatted disk for backups in Clonezilla

I want to create a backup image of my laptop disk to a 1TB external exFAT formatted disk using Clonezilla. However, it fails to recognize that the disk is exFAT, and it won't mount properly. How can ...
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Windows 7 “no longer genuine” after cloning failing hard drive to new hard drive with Norton Ghost

I have a laptop. Every time it booted, Windows 7 popped up an error message stating that the hard drive had reported a fault and that it should be backed up. I cloned the drive using Norton Ghost to ...