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

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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/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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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 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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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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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 ...