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

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Make a CloneZilla compatible image of a running system?

I want to make a clone of a VM that I have but I do not want to shut it down (just in case that upon restarting I lose a configuration). What is the best way to do it?
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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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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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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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Can I use clonezilla without overwritting my other image backups on the external drive?

I have an external HDD on which I store some files and my Windows 7 image (created by Windows itself). Now I'm trying to backup an image of my Ubuntu partition using Clonezilla on this HDD, but per ...
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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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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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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, 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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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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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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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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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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Clonezilla: Split image on multiple DVDs?

I'm using Clonezilla 2.2.3-10 to create a backup-image of a computer. The image is about 44GB in size and fits on my USB drive. It's also possible to restore the image via that USB drive. The problem ...
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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 ...
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Clonezilla multiple seperate images to single hdd

Hi I'm having trouble finding if this is possible. I want to clone multiple different types of computers and save each one to a single massive hdd. So I can consolidate(save money) and not have a ...
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clonezilla moving to bigger harddrive

I successfully cloned my hard drive from 250gb to 1Tb using -k1 on expert mode. but when I explore the folders, why is it still acting like a 250 gb hard drive. It is still showing that 180gb ...
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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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How can I identify bad sectors on a hard drive to check if files are affected? [duplicate]

Last week a six year old Vista desktop blue screened with a registry error. Rebooting, it loaded fine. I ran SeaTools on the drive (Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB) and it said that I should replace the ...
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backup a dual boot system with clonezilla, one image? clone?

I´m running a dual boot system with windows 8.1 and ubuntu. Both systems is on the same hardrive but of course at different partitions. I am happy with my system and want to backup the entire system. ...
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What needs to be done to a target hard drive before using Clonezilla for disk-to-disk bootable clone?

My 500GB hard drive reported a failure to Windows (I have Windows 7) and I want to clone this drive to a good 1TB drive before the 500GB drive stops working. I have been reading the manuals on how to ...
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Confusion while cloning the ubuntu

Currently I am working on an Ubuntu system (which is not mine). Now I have to create a backup on the other hard drive, such that I can replicate/install my whole system on the other system. After ...
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HDD upgrade; Clone or transfer?

I just bought a larger HDD to replace my secondary HDD (SSD is primary). I do install programs and some games to this secondary drive. I want to use the new drive as my secondary operational drive and ...
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fdisk doesn't see ssd, clonezilla does but fails anyway

I'm trying to clone a Windows 7 Pro installation from one SSD to another. The current SSD is nearly full, so I'm cloning it to a larger disk. My problem is that there is something about the source ...
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New hdd not detected in BIOS after CloneZilla

I did a disk to disk clone with clonezilla. I cloned all partitions and used the -k1 option. I put the new hdd in and it doesn't boot. BIOS does not detect an hdd. Why might that be? old hdd: 80gb, ...
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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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How can i run a command or script after Clonezilla restores?

I have a custom Clonezilla USB drive that restores an image off a samba share, completely unattended. The trouble is, the machines I'm reimaging are headless, so I need a way to know when the restore ...
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No restore option with Clonezilla

I used Clonezilla to back up the image of a disk on a Dell Inspiron PC on which I had installed Debian 7.0. I saved the images to a 2 TB Western Digital MyBook. Everything appeared to work fine. ...
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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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Image harddisk with clonezilla +install ubuntu+ copy data in that 1 TB external hard drive [closed]

I have just bought 1TB external hard drive so i can image my laptop's hard disk with clonezilla and i can always revert back if i am in some unknown trouble. I have almost 100Gb on my C drive. If ...
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Clonezilla failing due to check disk

I'm trying to create an image backup of a laptop with Clonezilla. Once all the settings have been chosen and I try to start the process it displays an error stating that the source drive is scheduled ...
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Cloning my 1 TB HD to my 250 GB SSD

I have bought the Samsung 840 EVO SSD of 250 GB. I have put the SSD in my laptop in stead of my DVD player using a HHD Caddy. Now the samsung SSD comes with a data migration tool. Have numerous times ...
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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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Clonezilla can't see folder for restore disk

I'm switching from 1TB classic hard disk to SSD I made a disk image to an external USB drive. I can see the folder and the files within it. However when I run Clonezilla again, the folder does not ...
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Can an image made with Clonezilla be restored without using Clonezilla?

I created several images with Clonezilla. If I don't have Clonezilla's live CD but I have another Linux distro, Knoppix, for example, that does not have Clonezilla, is there another program to ...
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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 512 sector size to Advanced Format WD Black drive

I have a old WD Black drive that is not Advanced Format. Due to it having one bad sector in a unused area I need to clone it to a new hard drive to avoid losing data. Unfortunately the same model of ...
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Windows 8.1 change partitions unique GUIDs

So I cloned a hard drive A to a SSD drive B, using cloneZilla. There is a bunch of partitions Windows 8 and friends (OS, ESP, winretools...) Ubuntu a FAT32 "exchange" partition between Win and ...
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Alternative to Clonezilla to clone semi-faulty hard disk? [closed]

For the past few weeks, Windows 7 started locking tight at random. Originally, I assumed it could be a bug in Flash or the video driver, as it seemed to happen when I was watching videos through ...
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Clonezilla image folder lacks disk and parts files

I'm trying to restore an image from an SSD to a new SSD (same make and type). In the image folder I can see there are no disk and parts files. And that's why ocs-sr complains about these. The files on ...
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How can I backup my laptop to my ubuntu PC over the ethernet using clonezilla?

After searching the web for hours, I couldn't find a noob-guide for getting the job done. I have read bits of disconnected information here and there about nfs servers, dhcp, samba and so on. I've ...
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Cloned hard drive will not boot Vista

The system is an Advent 5301 laptop, and I'm trying to swap the hard drive for one of a larger capacity (120 -> 320 GB). I used Clonezilla to directly copy the original drive to the target drive, but ...
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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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How to make a Bootable CD from a HDD image

The title says the idea, i need to make my ubuntu server and all the modifications & instalations i do on it be imaged into a CD, with the idea, of course of use this CD to install the clone in ...
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Clonezilla fails to copy a 640Gb HDD to a 750Gb HDD

I have a strange issue with clonezilla. I try direct disk to disk clone from a smaller drive to a larger one. It is a windwos 7 disk with 200mb system, the main partitions, a data partition and small ...
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Ubuntu Server 13.10 With Clonezilla SE

I have installed Clonezilla SE on my system. When I run "sudo clonezilla start" the program begins, however, it seems to be the Clonezilla live version and not the SE version. I have installed drbl ...
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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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Is imaging independent of partition size?

Let's assume this scenario. A partition of 100GB, 50GB are used and 50GB are free. If I do the image of the system, could I then resize the partition to 75GB and be able to restore the image? Or is it ...