A disk image is a complete duplicate of a disk (or other storage media), in the form of a file.

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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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How can I extract files from a hard drive image? [on hold]

I have a file that's just an uncompressed byte for byte copy of a physical drive, is there a program that can open it and extract the files? (by interpreting the MBR and NTFS partitions?) Or is there ...
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Create Windows 7 System Image from command line?

Does anyone know the tool and the exact command that Windows 7 uses to create a system image when using the "Back up your files" -> "Create a system image" option? I would like to add this task to a ...
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DISM to Capture Entire Disk As-Is

In short: Is it possible to leverage dism to capture an image of an entire disk as-is, akin to taking an image with Ghost, GParted, PartedMagic, CloneZilla etc.? I've got a shiny new machine and ...
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Are there notable alternatives to ISO that are similarly open / widely used, while being better at general disk imaging?

ISO was designed to store data in a format ready to be written to optical media. Today, ISO is commonly used to distribute bootable images for USB flash sticks as well as images of various software ...
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Cloning hard drive with Ubuntu disks

I am trying to clone hard drive on my laptop. Clonezilla does not work for me, I cannot boot from usb-drive and my cd-rom is acting weirdly (not Clonezilla's fault). So I am thinking about booting ...
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Cloning/Imaging A Mounted TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt Volume

From VeraCrypt's documentation (here, section "System Partitions"), it sounds like one should be able to: 1) Boot a PE (or secondary OS), 2-3) Create & mount a new, empty encrypted volume ...
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Install Linux in file

I wondering if is possible to do at all. I have Ubuntu on my computer and I want to test other distribution on my hardware. What I want to do is: Create 10GB image file. Mount it as loop file. ...
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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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Why does “imagex /apply” have to be run from Windows PE (but not really)?

Microsoft TechNet's command-line reference for imagex says of the /apply switch, and I quote: ⚠ Important You must run this option from Windows PE. Since I didn't care about silly things like ...
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DISM how to apply a change to all image indexes

This one has been in my head since long time now and I can't formulate the right question on google to find myself an answer so I'll give it a try here. It's about DISM and WIM Files (Windows Imaging ...
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Acronis True Image 2016: possible to restore hdd from file based backup?

Assuming I have used Acronis True Image 2016 to create a full backup of a Windows 8 system drive using the file based backup function (i.e. not a drive image). If now the system drive dies, is it ...
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windows equivalent for dd

I need to read and write various flash card images. The way i always did this in linux was with dd, and that did the trick. What is a good windows equivalent? Simply put, i need to be able to read an ...
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How to increase size of an ubuntu cloud image

I have been trying to start a VM using ubuntu cloud images. Now, the image size is very less, I am getting around only 2GB of space. Is there any way to increase the size? I tried qemu-img resize, but ...
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Where to find Win32 Disk Imager or an alternative when you don't trust Sourceforge

I need Win32 Disk Imager in order to write Raspbian on an SD Card. It seems the place to find that software is Sourceforge, which nowaday can hardly be considered a safe place to download software. Is ...
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Where to find / create an image / iso suitable for anonymous browsing in a VM

I'm looking for (as close as I can get) to a KVM or Virtualbox compatible system image I can run which will give me a basic desktop - by basic I mean contains only the minimal requirements for a web ...
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What to do with a Linux OS microSD image file?

I am trying to install Ubuntu on the Odroid U2 SoC (http://www.hardkernel.com/renewal_2011/products/prdt_info.php) From this site I downloaded the "Micro-SD image file" ...
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Drive images backup in Linux

I have a linux server, and i want to make an image of the whole drive in real-time, like acronis does.
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Restorer2000 Pro: Hard drive disappears from Windows 7 when writing hard drive image

I am using Restorer2000 Pro to create an bit-by-bit image of an old hard drive so I can do all kinds of data recovery on the image rather than the drive itself. Every time it gets to a certain spot ...
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Clone a SCSI drive to an IDE drive?

Is it even possible to clone a SCSI hard drive to an IDE hard drive? If so what are some good free tools to do so?
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Boot camp install from a HDD image

How would one go about imaging an old work computer (old IBM aptiva from 2001ish) with Windows XP and lots of stuff (VPN client with settings etc) to a new iMac, while preserving Mac OSX? I can't ...
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How to clone & restore virtual box hard drive

What I want to do is to clone my virtual box hdd with dual boot os. Xp and Vista. I'm using acronis and back it up on a flash drive. And end up with the flash drive that is partitioned. 2 partitions ...
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Imaging new hard drive in Windows 7 laptop?

I'm upgrading my Windows 7 laptop to a new hard drive. How can I clone or image the old hard drive over to the new hard drive, so that it looks like nothing has changed (other than the new hard ...
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Stack overflow message

I have created an image of my original hard disk and wrote that to a new disk in a new (different!) pc. Surprisingly windows xp works and it seems to be working fine, but when we are running one ...
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How to transfer Windows Vista disk image to new machine

I'm trying to upgrade a user's machine to some better hardware. I know of Easy Transfer, but I'd rather not have to reinstall all the programs that are already present. (Some of which are no longer ...
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Use hard disk image like a regular hard disk on Linux

If you have a hard disk image (including partition table, multiple partitions,...), is it possible to let Linux treat it as a regular hard disk? By "regular hard disk" I mean I would like to have the ...
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How do I mount a HFS+ dd image in OSX?

I had an HFS+ formatted drive that was going bad and wouldn't mount at all on OSX. I created an image using ddrescue on linux, and was able to save most of it. I can mount the drive and see the data ...
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How can i back up a hard drive as a mountable drive image (encrypted)

I want to back up my HDD so I can wipe it and start fresh. However I want to create an image of it as it is right now that I can mount at any time as another drive. I want this image to be encrypted. ...
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How to boot a partition using a virtual pc

I have backed up my failing hard drive using a ddrescue Linux command to two partition files - p1 and p2 5GB and 90GB each. Now, without saving this back to an actual disk - is there a way for me to ...
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Auto reimaging main disk on startup

After being tired of all my systems main drives slowly degrading as time passes by, I've been thinking about splitting my laptops disk into two drives, C and D (running Windows 7). The C drive would ...
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What software can copy the whole hard drive with Operating System to DVD-R, and be able to “refresh the machine” using the DVD-R?

What software can take a snapshot of a Win XP or Win 7 machine -- burning all files into a DVD-R, and then be able to boot from that DVD-R can restore the whole machine back to that state stored ...
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Imaged OS won't load on another computer

I imaged windows XP to another workstation, setup the BIOS to emulate IDE (SATA was crashing the OS on boot). The system does not boot, not even in safe mode. I think this might happen because the new ...
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Create an image of a pure Ubuntu-Installation on Macbook Pro

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 on my Macbook Pro (Late 2009) as the only operating system, so theres's no Mac OS X oder Bootcamp installed. It runs fine and now i'd like to create an image of the current ...
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Restoring from .wim image without access to Windows DVD

I'm attempting to fix a friend's computer. It will not boot to anything Windows-related (see my earlier question for more information). I was able to boot into Peppermint OS to back up her files and ...
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Easier way to create floppy disk images?

I'm using Vyatta routers with KVM and want to attach a floppy drive with a config file for Vyatta when I boot the image. I'll be doing this over and over again, and as such am looking for an automated ...
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Operating System not found when loading DD image in VMware

I provide much details below to hopefully make my issue as clear as possible. Using dd if=/dev/ps3da2 of=/mnt/edexhdd/EDPS3LINUX.iso bs=16384 I copied a fairly huge partition from a physical Linux ...
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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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Can't execute hdiutil create from remote machine

I have an iMac with the HD split into two equal size partitions. Both partitions are bootable with Snow Leopard. I then start-up partition 1 with an admin user account. I want to create a disk ...
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Win 8 RECIMG fails when writing image

Recimg hangs showing 1% of the image written. Creates target file on drive, lots of disc activity but doesen't write any data. Tried with a couple of different target drives (internal and USB) from ...
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Creating laptop's disk drive image [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Free way to clone HDD to SSD? I have bought a new laptop and there is an original HDD which I replaced with the SSD one. I do want to make an image of the original hard ...
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How should I image a hard drive in a platform independent and future-proof manner?

What methods of producing hard drive images stand out with regards to being platform independent and standing a good chance of usability in the future. Some considerations: Can the imaging program ...
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Create an image of a clean installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Creating image of Windows installation Computer refresh - Efficiently cloning 60 indentical computers I occasionally format my computer because it gets quite full ...
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Linux cloning tools

Could you please advice how to clone CentOS with all installed software to another box. What tools should be used?
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Creating a Mom-Proof laptop. Imaging software? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Want to create a system image Windows backup by Imaging I'm about to send a new laptop to my mom with the router pre-configured to work with the laptop. I live 1000 ...
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Backup windows image to thumb drive?

I recently bought a new netbook from Malasia. It doesn't have a brand name, or officially supporting drivers. It came with a version of windows, and working drivers for all the hardware - but I want ...
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Switching to Linux, Need backup help

I have an existing Vista installation on my thinkpad x200 and I want to install Linux on my machine. I've done this several times already but I usually format the whole disk and dual boot on Windows ...
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Why do I have multiple drives in my backup system image?

I have a drive which has 2 partitions. One is where the OS is installed, the other is a data (but not libraries) drive. When I try and create a backup using the built in tool, it wants to include ...
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Best way to create and restore a Drive Image with Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Want to create a system image I am about to build a new PC. I am a windows 7 user. For years now I have been wanting to install windows and all my favorite software, ...
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Few questions on restoring an os from an image

Is it possible to backup and restore more than 1 partition?For example, I have a multi-boot computer. And I want to backup them all(Windows xp, Windows 7, and Ubuntu) If it is possible, what are the ...
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Restore complete PC from another computer

I have a few friends which keep on coming to me every month to format their laptops and then reinstall Windows. This is time consuming. Is there any way that I can make an image of their full system ...