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

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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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Cloning Windows 7 to Another Machine

I am trying to clone a Windows 7 Install from one machine to others, in a computer lab situation. I have used clonezilla to make an image of the machine's harddrive and then attempted to write that ...
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How to install clonezilla on Ubuntu 9.10?

I installed latest Ubuntu on a flash drive. Was ready to install clonezilla with apt-get install clonezilla but that's not the way to do it? I prefer a physical install to a live one because I then ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Clonezilla disk to disk clone on a dual boot ubuntu karmic & XP setup - cannot open '/boot/grub/device.map'

I just tried to clone a failing existing boot drive for a dual boot system with Ubuntu karmic and Windows XP installed using Clonezilla. The cloning worked fine right up until the end when I got the ...
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Booting Clonezilla from a LiveUSB 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 harddrive using Clonezilla. I ...
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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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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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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 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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Why Clonezilla doesn't recognize RAID0 drives - and how to fix it?

I have a not-so-recent HP desktop PC (model# m9510f, Q8200 CPU - I think it was manufactured in early 2009 sometime, because it still had Vista 64-bit). I've set it up with a pair of 500GB drives ...
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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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CloneZilla Broke My System? Ubuntu Installation Lost After Running CloneZilla

I just read through this post and tried to get my installation back using this answer to no avail. What happened to me is this: I spent an hour or more reading through the CloneZilla docs. I ...
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How reliable is Clonezilla for backing up and restoring Windows Vista Home Premium?

I am of course talking about full "system image" backups, similar to the old Norton Ghost. Should I look at other options? There are quite a few paid and free choices, but Clonezilla looks the best ...
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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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'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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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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“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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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few questions on Clonezilla

I'm trying to clone my windows xp installation. If I back it up using Clonezilla and the my XP machine is infected by virus/spyware would I also be bringing the whole mess when I try to back it up. ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...