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

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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 ...
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How can I distribute a disk image to hundreds of computers efficiently? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer refresh - Efficiently cloning 60 indentical computers I'm not too sure how. I must use an open source program. I heard clonezilla is good choice. Are there any ...
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Which way can I avoid Dropbox syncing older files when restoring a CloneZilla image?

Is there a way to avoid Dropbox Syncing older files back to my account when restoring a CloneZilla system image?
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Clonezilla multiple disks restore to single disk

I have a clonezilla image from a machine that had 3 seperate disks (one partition per disk). I want to know if I can restore that image to another computer that has a hard drive that's much larger ...
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Can I use Microsoft IMAGEX.exe to save a image from entire disk?

I'm using Microsoft Imagex.exe to save and recovery Windows images(.wim files). However, I'm using it only to save my C:\ partition, using the following command: imagex /capture image_path ...
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How to use one Clonezilla flash drive to automatically restore two or more different images to different computers?

I have a computer enviroment with a lot of machines with two different hardware configuration, for example, 100 machines with Atom processor and 100 machines with Core i3 processor, and I want to use ...
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Clonezilla Live CD won't boot on Dell Optiplex 790

We have a dozen identical computers for a customer that need similar configurations. In order to do this, I planned on using Clonezilla to take an image of the first configured computer, then ...
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Error When Trying to Restore Image Using Clonezilla

I have two Dell Dimension 4700 computers. One has a 83GB IDE drive, the other an 80GB SATA drive. I created a 20GB partition on the IDE computer and installed Windows XP on it. I used Clonezilla to ...
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Strange booting issue?

I have a laptop that I resized its partition to only fit the data. After that I had about `700 MB of free space left. Computer booted and it worked fine. I tried it a couple more times and it was ...
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Clonezilla verify image fails

I have a HP Pavillion dv4 laptop that is in the process of eating its (second) hard drive due to heat issues (have since gotten it a thermal cooler pad). I purchased a 1.5TB external usb drive to ...
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Force cloned hard-disk image upon a smaller hard-disk

I have a image which was taken with Clonezilla as SAVEDISK on a 160GB harddrive. Now a newer version of the PC released with a 120GB harddrive, the space in use is just 20GB Is there a way I can ...
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How do I know if an image I've created of my machine is accurate and complete?

I created an image of my machine (using Clonezilla) so that I could put a new operating system onto my machine and still have everything backed up. How can I tell if the clone was accurate and ...
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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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Manually restoring corrupted Clonezilla (partclone) image (whole disk)

DISCLAIMER: Linux noob :) I have a corrupted clonezilla (partclone) image of entire disk. It was made of failing disk and as a result there is discrepancy in geometry information for partitions. I'm ...
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Disk errors persist after cloning

I have an Asus Laptop that came with a Seagate HDD. Chkdsk could not fix some errors on that original disk, so I decided to buy a new one: a Western Digital with the exact same size (500 GB). Then I ...
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Windows 7 x64 machine unresponsive after login

My coworker's computer stopped working properly. After login the Desktop loads then everything slows to a snails pace. Meaning opening My Computer could take up to 5-10 minutes. Then seemingly ...
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How to copy image over the network from a Clonezilla server?

I would like to make a disk image with Clonezilla and then copy it onto other computers with the same hardware configuration. I would prefer to boot from network and copy this image automatically. I ...
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Why is logging in to a website affecting two different computers?

I have two Asus all-in-one desktops running Windows XP Pro SP3. I set one up perfectly for my needs, so I decided to use Clonezilla to clone it's HDD to the other one. Everything went well, but now ...
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Can Clonezilla make SSD image with deleted files?

I just deleted a very important file on an NTFS formatted SSD and need to recover it. Before starting recovery, I would like to make a disk image with all data on the disk, just in case I make ...
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Booting Clonezilla from a live USB on a MacBook running Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 10.04 running on a MacBook Pro 5.5. It's using rEFIt to allow Ubuntu to boot via GRUB despite the Mac's EFI. For backup purposes, I'd like to clone it's hard drive using Clonezilla. I ...
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Creating Clonezilla image on large drive and putting it onto smaller drive

I am creating a Windows 7 Clonezilla image and while I have used the product before I am unable to find any documtation that will tell me if: If I create a Clonezilla image on a 500 GB standard hard ...
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How can I get rid of an old HDD that my PC currenty relies on to boot?

So, this was kind of interesting. I have Windows installed on a 500 Gb hard drive, and there's been an additional 80 Gb drive sitting inside my tower for a couple of years, collecting dust (I don't ...
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How did Clonezilla create a drive image file in my NTFS drive's folder?

I ran Clonezilla, and for a drive image destination, I chose the "backup" folder at the root of my NTFS drive. The operation completed successfully; however, upon rebooting into Windows, there was no ...
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Disk copy of failing drive with Fedora 14

I have a WD disk drive of 1 Tera Byte capacity with Fedora 14 installed. On it I also have Virtual Box with a Windows XP guest installed. Now BIOS startup and Fedora is reporting that disk failure ...
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Alternative to rsync for file level cloning?

I have 500gb of files that I want to copy to a temporary drive and then back. I would like to be able to do this as fast as possible. I checked out doing a block level clone, which is nice and fast ...
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Must I backup the 100MB hidden partition when creating a disk image with Clonezilla?

I'm running 32-bit Win 7. I just finished a clean install, with Windows Update patches and service packs. In order to save time in the future, I made an image of the C: partition using Clonezilla. ...
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PC cannot see Clonezilla server when using PXE Boot

Hi I have about 15 workstations, all have the same hardware specs so I figured clonezilla is perfect for cloning them. So I followed everything this guide says :cloning groups of school computers ...
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Clonezilla , NLite and PCs with different hardware specs

I used Clonezilla to create and restore images from a master computer to other workstations with the same specs. But the problem now is there are new computers whose hardware specs are different than ...
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“No unmounted partitions found” error while restoring Clonezilla backup to VirtualBox VM

I have an old notebook on which I would like to reinstall XP. I thought I could create an image with Clonezilla (which I did successfully, stored the image to my USB-Drive) and create a VirtualBox ...
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How to restore an image split in several CDs?

I am helping to recycle and restore some old computers at a local charity. At home, I have created a Xubuntu installation in a virtual machine, so every needed program was installed and everything was ...