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

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How to understand the differences between Clonezilla Live and the “alternative” Clonezilla Live?

How does one know whether they need the Debian-based Clonezilla Live, or the Ubuntu-based "alternative" Clonezilla Live? This FAQ provides a high-level outline of the differences, but unless the ...
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What is the difference between a Windows system image and a clone?

What is the difference between a Windows system image (generated using Control Panel -> Backup and Restore -> Create a System Image) created in Windows 7 SP1, versus creating a clone using a tool like ...
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Can a partition size be changed between cloning and restoring the clone?

I need to do a full backup of a boot partition of Windows 7. I want to be able to restore it if needed. My understanding is that the only way to do this is to clone the partition byte-for-byte using ...
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Will this strategy to try Windows 10 work?

A friend wants to try out Windows 10 on a Windows 7 system. But they want the option to go back to exactly how things are now. Their hard drive is 1TB (platter-based, not SSD), and they don't have a ...
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Clone only space in use from hard disk

Can I use dd, rsync, clonezilla or any tool to clone only space in use in my hard disk in Linux? I need to do a backup from a 1 TB HD (with only 2 GB space in use) into a 500 GB HD.
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Trouble Cloning Hard Drive with Clonezilla

I'm trying to transfer a 2TB drive to a 4TB drive with Clonezilla. The problem is that the transfer speeds are progressively slowing down. Initially the status bar said that the clone would finish in ...
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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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Questions about using Clonezilla to create and restore image on Windows 8.1 secure boot system

I'd like to use clonezilla to create a disk image of a Windows 8.1 system with secure boot enabled and some third-party software installed, so that I can at a later time restore the system from that ...
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Cloning a drive with clonezilla yields error when cloning to disk of same size

I have 2 x 500 GB 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 ...
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Clonezilla creating disk image read/write issue

I am using clonezilla to create an disk image of my existing Windows 10 system however just after I answered yes to start the process it says: -> "/home/partimage/<myImageName>". Are you ...
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Automate bakckup using CloneZilla

How can automate backup using CloneZilla? I don't know if it's possible but I want to just plug a USB key and start the backup process with a single command that specify which hard drive to backup and ...
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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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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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When cloning a hard drive, does the new hard drive have to be the same model as the older one?

I have a Samsung HD103SJ that's making weird noises when reading and I'd like to replace it. I'ts old, and this HDD costs around $130 on Amazon. I'd rather clone it to a Western Digital Black HDD, ...
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clonezilla cloning partition to partition doesn't work for Linux

First dd command would not help here. In my case I don't same size hard disks to clone. Primary HDD: 500GB(around) but its not filled. It has only 20GB OS Linux External HDD: 320GB(around) I wish ...
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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 GNU/...
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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-ing fails on a bad(?) disk

I'm trying to do a physical to virtual conversion on an old laptop, by imaging the hd, and then copying it to a virtual machine. The laptop normally boots and runs fine, however Clonezilla fails with ...
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Cloned CentOS not booting up

I recently cloned a CentOS6 environment from 1TB HDD and intended to restore its image to a 4 TB space. I used Clonezilla for this. The clone went successful, but after that when I tried to restore ...
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Clonezilla disk to image speed decreasing over time

I am actually backing my whole 2tb disk using Clonezilla disk-to-image option. I don't use any encryption or anything that I know that could slow down the process, and yet, Clonezilla tells me that ...
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How to restore Clonezilla disk image to a partition?

I did a backup of a 500GB HDD with one NTFS partition with Windows 7 using Clonezilla. There was about 100GB of data so I attached another SATA disk and created the image in the root. Now there is a ...
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Is there a way to clone a hard drive to a smaller hard drive? [duplicate]

The Issue: The issue I have is that I have several hard drives ALL 250GB, however, they vary ever so slightly on the amount of sectors. When cloning with CloneZilla on Parted Magic, I get the volume ...
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Clonezilla failure when cloning and shrinking with a SSD destination

I'm trying to replace a HDD with a SSD of slightly smaller size. The machine runs Windows 7 and has two partitions. The source HDD is 250 GB has the two partitions, and about 60 GB of the HDD is in ...
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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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Fastest way to clone 15 physical PCs from an image [closed]

At work, I have multiple rooms with 10 to 20 PCs inside. They should all have the same image applied on their disks. In order to install such configurations, we usually clone one by one each of the ...
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Cloned system partition on the same hdd, how to make it bootable? W7

Well, system partition was about 30Gb and now its running low, so i cloned the system partition in the same hdd and gave this partition a way more space, so i dont have this kind of problem again. But ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I copy a drive image to a new SSD and make it bootable?

I recently purchased a G.SKILL Phoenix Pro 120GB SSD, and attempted to make an image of my current drive, and restore that image to the new SSD. The current drive is a 320GB HDD in an HP Envy 14 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 local-...
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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 ...