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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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Cloning SSD sector-by-sector to HDD for a “zero downtime” backup in emergency situations?

I have 120GB Intel 330i SSD drive that I initially migrated my data from stock 250GB WD hard drive to with Acronis migration tool that Intel supplied. Since SSD was only 120GB I had to do some cleanup ...
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Use Macrium Reflect to Clone an SSD with three partitions to a larger SSD, expanding the middle partition

I'm trying to use Macrium Reflect Free to clone a disk from a 75 GB SSD to 225 GB SSD. The source has three partitions, and I want to clone them all, but I want the first and third to be the same ...
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Why doesn't DriveImage XML recognize my partitions in destination step?

I am trying to copy my current windows 7 installation over to my second HD using DriveImage XML; however, although it recognizes my drive partitions in the initial step of drive-to-drive, when I am ...
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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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Moving Windows 7 to a new drive

I have a Win 7 64 bit system with two 1 terabyte drives - each with multiple partitions. When I built the machine 6 months ago, I repurposed an older drive as the primary drive, but this drive now ...
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Cloning a HDD that has an “Invalide node structure”

If I clone a HDD that has an "Invalide node structure" (or other type of error, for that matter), will the error follow with the data? Thanks all!
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Error Code 32 After Swapping out a Hard drive on Windows 7?

My Asus G51Vx originally had one hard drive, a 320 GB drive. The laptop came with Windows Vista and I replaced it with Windows 7. Later I opened it up, voided the warranty, and installed a second ...
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Disk ID update after partition cloning from HDD to SSD

I am looking forward to adding SSD in a laptop and in a desktop both currently having single HDD each. Laptop has single partition (well apart from the Recovery and OEM) and desktop has two partitions ...
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Ubuntu issues when moving hard disk to new system

I'm working on a legacy project with a small single board computer running Ubuntu 10.04 on a compact flash card. I need to be able to save away a working image (via dd) and copy said image to other ...
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What settings do I use for Carbon Copy Cloner if I want everything exactly the same on my new SSD?

I am upgrading from a hard drive to an SSD and looking at Carbon Copy Cloner 3.4.5. However I am uncertain what settings I should use as far as handling data already on the destination. Essentially I ...
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Disk showing as dynamic with Acronis and Easus Clone, but it's actually basic

I regularly clone my Dell Inspiron 1525 hard drive with Vista home premium to an identical HDD through a USB using either Acronis True Image 2010 Home or Easus. This time when I use it, either I get ...
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Device for easy hard disk imaging

I am looking for a device of which I don't know how it should be called. The current situation is that we provide computer services and often have to take disk images of hard disks before doing ...
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FOG to deploy only the first partition of HDD

i am using FOG (free opensource ghost) for cloning computers i want to image only the first partition of my HDD which would be my system drive c: i have tried all the options size ...
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Cloning Single OS partition to ssd

I'm planning on migrating my Windows8.1 OS to an SSD, i plan to do this with EaseUs Todo backup. The thing is, my HDD is divided in 4 partitions, one which i personally use, OS and files on it, the ...
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How to clone a disk with laserlock protection?

I have a CD with laserlock protection. The disk is old and I want to make a backup. I use the disk for running a software, the disk needs to be inserted every time I launch the app. How can I clone ...
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Cloning a drive whilst booted from it

I have a laptop with two drive bays. I want to clone drive one, which is my boot drive running openSuse to the 2nd drive. Is it possible to do when running the os from the boot drive and if so what ...
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Assigning a drive letter from boot manually

Is there a way to assign a drive letter to a volume from bootup? I did a disk to disk clone using AOMEI and at the end I get "failed to assign a drive letter for the volume. please manual assign...." ...
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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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cloning a HD using dd: can this cause filesystem problems using ext4?

Background: hard drive A has a large LVM partition inside which a number of Ext4 filesystems live. hard drive B is of a different make/model and of larger size. Questions: If I image (using dd) ...
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Does it matter in which order partitions were cloned to a new hard drive?

I've made a sector-wise copy of my hard drive that had three partitions (the system reserved 100 megs, the Packard Bell restore partition, and the usable partition). I didn't use the "Direct Clone" ...
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Best way of keeping my data when changing hard drive

I'm about to get a SSD and I'd like to know what is the way of keeping the data from my mechanical hard drive. I have OpenSUSE and Windows 7 installed on a dual boot. I've found on Google two ways ...
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Increase cloned Lion partition to larger hard drive

After cloning a 250GB hard drive of a Lion install to a 1TB hard drive, I am unable to increase the size of the partition. Is there a way to force the OS to refresh the size of the hard drive? I ...