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

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USB multiboot: Everything except Clonezilla works

I am trying to add the Clonezilla live iso to my multiboot USB key. Every other distro seems to work, but Clonezilla boots to the prompt (initramfs) instead of launching properly. I have modified ...
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Cloning HDD to SSD and using a HDD for Data Storage

First time poster with a possibly unique situation: I've been tapped by my company to setup several new computers with RHEL 6.4. These new machines have a 250gb SSD and a 3TB hdd, and previously came ...
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Restoration of system image causes STOP 0x07B BSOD [duplicate]

I restored a Windows 7 Clonezilla image of a Dell laptop I had to a virtualbox hard drive. During the boot process, I get a BSOD, I've tried repairs using both the internal system repair and using a ...
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Clonezilla 2tb disk used 20gb to 16gb usb

I am pretty new to Clonzilla, so I have 2tb hdd which has fresh os install currently used space is 18.1Gb. Just a 10 minute ago I create backup with clonezilla to a 16gb flashdisk and it just takes ...
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Is it possible to pause CloneZilla?

I've been running a clone on a drive with bad sectors for 7 hours. The external is getting hot to the touch. I'd rather not fry both drives, but I also don't want to start over. Google results came up ...
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Clonezilla not able to mount drive?

I have a machine where I want to create a clone of the primary disk and save it on a secondary (internal) disk. After a little reading, I decided to try Clonezilla Live, but I'm running into the ...
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Clonezilla breaks grub2 in fedora

I have Clonezilla (version 3.5.2-drbl1) packed with DRBL on my Ubuntu server. The image that I'm trying to deploy is a Windows 7 / Fedora 17 dual-booted image that uses Grub2 as a bootloader. Saving ...
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Clonezilla how to change default save location

I've set up Clonezilla on a Ubuntu 12.04 server, and it is working beautifully, on a machine with 250 gb space. Now, I've just purchased a 2TB drive and would like to mount this drive to somewhere ...
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Clonezilla complaints that the disk is too small by 3 sectors

I made an image of my whole drive last night now I need to restore it back. However CZ complaints that the drive is too small by a crazy tiny margin Destination disk is too small! Destination disk ...
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Is Clonezilla a good option for a daily batch-file-based backup of a Windows XP PC?

Having just been through the process of rebuilding a Windows XP desktop machine when the disk died, I'm anxious to make it a lot less painful. I didn't lose any data, but reinstalling everything took ...
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partclone, ntfsclone, partimage, G4L: compatibility and feature set

I have a very specific use case for which I am looking into Linux-based backup solutions that can be used to back up (not necessarily clone) and restore a Windows system (XP through 8.1 must be ...
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How many sectors does a 320 GB hard disk have?

Trying to use clonezilla to clone a failing disk using disk-to-disk with -rescue. source disk is 320G and target is 1T. it has been running for about 18 hours, with a WARNING: Can't read sector at ...
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Clonezilla/partclone of an NTFS partition sees too much used space

I'm cloning an HDD using Clonezilla (which in turn uses partclone). When it reaches an NTFS partition of mine, it thinks the partition has many tens of GB of used space, despite the fact that the ...
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Can Clonezilla clone a computer that is running live over a network? Can anything?

I saw a similar but not duplicate question. Is it possible to use Clonezilla to clone a computer over the network? Now I have to boot into the CD like always, but wondered if it could be done. If ...
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How to clone a 1 TB hard drive (source) to a 4 TB hard drive (target)

I tried to use Clonezilla to clone my secondary drive (1 TB) to a tertiary drive (4 TB) which will be replacing the secondary. Clonezilla says it cannot do this without formatting the MBR but I think ...
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Cloned partion to new drive - IO Wait crushes server

I am running Ubuntu 9.10 and recently needed to upgrade the HD. I bought a 3TB 7200 64mb cache replacement drive. Created two partitions one at around 2gb the other for the remainder. The machine is ...
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Clonezilla restore from Samba - no 'restoredisk' option

I used a CloneZilla LiveCD to back up a couple of Windows machines to a Samba share. Now I'm trying to restore those images, and CloneZilla won't even give me the 'restoredisk' or 'restorepart' ...
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Clonezilla extreme time consumption

First time using Clonezilla. I need to clone 500GB disk, 16MB cache, to another which is exactly the same type. Source disk is in SATA1, destination Disk is in SATA0. Source disk is containing Win7 ...
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Can I use CloneZilla over ssh?

I regularly use CloneZilla from a live CD for image backups of the (Windows-) machines in our small LAN, writing the images to a Samba file server. This works fine but requires me to not only to walk ...
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Altering a Clonezilla Image

I've got a clonezilla image that I need to change out two license keys in. Is it possible to boot from the image and run off it to make changes? It's an image of Windows 7.
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Is it possible to recover deleted data from a clonezilla image?

Since foremost/sleuthkit seem to require a disk image, I created one using clonezilla. However, I realized afterwards that it "saves and restores only used blocks in the harddisk". Does that mean it ...
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Clonezilla Disk too Small when it isn't

I took a 320 gig hard drive, shrunk the partition for Windows to 40 gigabytes, and cloned the partition. I'm trying to restore onto a 250 gig drive. I keep getting either a failed partition table, or ...
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CloneZilla errors when attempting to clone and create partition table proportionally

Carrying on from a question regarding hard drive space on a cloned hard drive, i'm attempting to recover the space using CloneZilla and using the setting -k1, create partition table proportionally. ...
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External Thunderbolt drive under Linux (Clonezilla)

I'm unable to mount an external Thunderbolt drive on my Macbook Pro (Retina) from the Clonezilla shell. lshw doesn't show the device. The drive also has a USB 3 connector, which works correctly. Is ...
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Removing All Windows Drivers

I currently use Clonezilla to copy an image of a computer that I've worked on to many computers (a job of formatting and reinstalling Windows on a large amount of computers). I can't remember the blue ...
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Can I move all data from secondary hard disk to another and then change the drive letter?

I am having trouble getting clonezilla to work so wondered. I have a secondary hard drive that has applications and data on it. I need to replace it with a bigger/newer model. If I simply copy the ...
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Is a hard drive image of a virtual machines drive applicable on the host machines hard drive

I have installed Ubuntu on the hard drive of my desktop computer. In Ubuntu I installed VirtualBox to test some Distributions in a virtual machine. Lets say I like some Distribution while ...
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Clonezilla with an old Windows 98 machine

I need to backup an old desktop PC running Windows 98. It has one harddrive which is very old. Is it possible to run CloneZilla on an old windows 98 machine? Is it possible that CloneZilla produce ...
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How can I boot from an external USB HDD if it has 3 partitions, 2 of which should be bootable?

I'd like to use Clonezilla for backing up the C partitions of two separate laptops. My idea was to create two bootable FAT32 partitions on my external USB HDD (next to a main partition for other ...
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Cloning Ubuntu mdadm RAID1

I would like to clone a pair of RAID1 drives created with mdadm. I've tried Clonezilla, but there's no native support for mdadm, so it resorts to using dd which is incredibly slow. I've looked for ...
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Clone partition table of a dying hard disk

I have a hard disk here that looks like it is dying sooner or later. SMART checks already give me a lot of errors. The system is a dual boot with Windows and Linux and (not quite sure about that ...
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Remove clonezilla pendrive during clone

Is it possible to load the entire system image into the initrd, initramfs or load it into memory some other way, so that the media can be removed after the initial boot?
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Resizing mysterious partition written by DDing an ISO file

I downloaded clonezilla and then wrote it to a USB flash drive with this: dd if=clonezilla.iso of=/dev/sdb I've confirmed that the system boots and clonezilla runs from the flash drive. I want to ...
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How can I join non-consecutive partitions on internal hard disk?

I recently installed a new, larger hard disk in my PC at work (the office wouldn't spring for an upgrade for my 75GB disk, so I brought my own 2TB disk in from home). I managed to clone the original ...
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Disk ID update after partition cloning from HDD to SSD

I am looking forward to adding SSD in a laptop and in a desktop both currently having single HDD each. Laptop has single partition (well apart from the Recovery and OEM) and desktop has two partitions ...
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Bootable CD to backup a hard disk?

There are lots of tools like FoG, G4L, PING, CloneZilla, etc. which allow you to boot from a CD/USB-key and follow some on-screen menus to backup your hard disk to an FTP server, SSH server, or ...
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Creating Images for OS deployment

We are looking to start creating images of our workstations to use when deploying workstations or to speed up restorations of existing workstations. I've been doing some research into this and the ...
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Configuring Windows Boot Manager w/ GRUB2 and Clonezilla

One of my work tasks is to configure the computers that ship in our products with Windows OS images (Embedded and OEM) with a restore partition. I have been using Clonezilla Live with GRUB2 to ...
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Clonezilla Acronis GParted - clone bootcamp to SSD

I tried to clone my bootcamp OSX/WIN7 HDD to a smaller SSD drive but failed on clonezilla and acronis. I first prepped my HDD using gParted and made a smaller footprint (see picture below). ...
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Is it really impossible to restore the recovery partition on samsung laptops?

I bought a Samsung 900X3C and would like to get rid of the recovery partition since the disk is only 128 GB. But first I want to create a restorable image. However, samsung support says it's not ...
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Take a regular Windows 7 clone with clonezilla (device-to-image) partition only

I am unexperienced with cloning software and I've decided to use Clonezilla as it seemed best as freeware. I chose device > image and left most options standard. I chose expert mode anyway to see what ...
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Clonning boot partition to a separate drive with Clonezilla

I am having this problem i cannot solve and I hope ill find someone willing to aid me here- I have 2 hard drives. The 1st one (Source) has 2 partitions. !st partition has German windows xp installed ...
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Clonezilla can't restore disk

Recently I moved all of the clonezilla backup file from one serve to another. I am now trying to restore an image to a flash drive and it's giving me an error. The error message was "target_parts is ...
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Cloning harddrive I/O errors after about 30 seconds

I am trying to clone a harddrive with important data to another harddrive to make sure we can keep those files safe. Now my old HD is a 500GB 3.5" and the new one is 1TB 3.5". My old HD is plugged ...
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Reallocated sectors- will they transfer to a new drive via Clonezilla?

I am going to replace a hard drive that has 204 reallocated sectors, but if I use Clonezilla to duplicate my files, settings, and programs to the new hard drive, will these sectors affect my new drive ...
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Setting up VirtualBox guest for PXE boot

I'm having an issue getting VirtualBox to boot from the network. I have a Server 2k8 installed and setup and acting as AD DS, DNS, DHCP and WDS. I have two adapter on the server, one of which I have ...
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'Cloning' Ubuntu to my other PC?

I searched for available options and see mention of Clonezilla and Remastersys - but nothing I found answered my question completely... My home PC is just a generic one, and now that I changed it to ...
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Clonezilla Restore — Windows won't boot

Restored image from old laptop to new laptop using Clonezilla (complete image--no partitions), but Windows won't boot. Option to do system restore is presented and shows five possible system restore ...
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HP Recovery partition not accessable after repartitioning

I have HP Laptop that came with preinstalled Win 7. It actually had 4 primary partitions: 200 MB System partition that is not visible in Windows C: partition HP_Recovery partition of about 15 GB ...
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How do I prepare my system for cloning, before using CloneZilla?

Part 1 is here if anyone is interested: 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 ...