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Cloning OS X to many machines at once

Perhaps thisis an age old question, but as we started to have more and more Macs in the department I feel the need to streamline the setup time. I have about 30 latest MacPro's and I need to install ...
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Software to clone HFS+ partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best program to clone partition I need to clone/backup an entire partition from a Mac Drive, is there any software that can clone the partition for restoring later on? ...
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Best program to clone partition [closed]

I need to directly clone two different partitions; I will be storing the two clones on another hard drive. Are there any good quality programs that anyone can recommend? I'm looking for stability in ...
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How do I perform the same customized Ubuntu install on many machines?

We have eight or so machines with similar (but not necessarily identical) hardware in our development team. We're pair programming, so we want all the machines to be set up in and behave the same way. ...
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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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Does cloning a hard drive also copy over errors like bad sectors?

For example, I have Windows 7 on a hard drive where SMART reports "many bad sectors". If I buy a new hard drive, and attempt to clone over Windows to the new hard drive, will that fix the problem so I ...
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Move Windows 7 OS to a new drive, and get a new boot partition — migrating from dual-boot GRUB

I have a somewhat strange setup. My drive layout currently looks like this: Disk 0 is my main OS drive right now, and as you can see, the 3rd partition is my C:. The other partitions are two ...
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Partimage and autocheck problem when restoring Windows XP from image

I'm trying to create an image of Windows XP and clone it to several partitions on the same hard drive using Partimage. I seem to be running into a problem when I restore the image onto another ...
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Cloning Hard Drives - Remotely

I have two servers, A and B. I would like to clone server A to B. A is running Linux, and they are both remote, I don't have a physical access to them What is the best way to approach this?
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Is it possible to clone system drive in Windows 7?

My current problem is that my Windows 7 system drive is unstable. I would like to try to clone this drive to the same type of disk (OCZ Vertex 2 120GB to OCZ Vertex 2 120GB) and replace the system ...
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Cloning onto Western Digital Caviar Green

I am considering purchasing a pair of 2 TB WD Caviar Green disks to build a RAID-1 (using the integrated controller on my ASUS P6X58D-E). Currently, my system (Windows 7) is installed on a terminally ...
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How to back up initial state of external backup drive?

I've picked up an HP Simplesave external drive. It comes with some fancy software that is of no use to me because I don't use Windows. Like many current consumer-targeted backup drives, the backup ...
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Full system clone, snapshot using rsync

I have automated backups running on my ubuntu box using rsnapshot (rsync) basically following this tutorial. My concern is how to restore if everything is lost. Since it does not seem that I can ...
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want to know where i can verify if my system was cloned without my knowledge

Hi I followed instuctions to restore my gateway updater but when I tried it again it's still not going through. It's just trying to check for updates then stops without saying no updates are available ...
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Copying a VHD to a physical disk

I've seen a lot of guides on how to do physical -> VHD, but is there any way to easily move a VHD image to a physical disk easily? Or should I just attach the disk and go to town with GNU DD?