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

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Move existing Windows 7 installation to new computer?

I have a Windows 7 64-bit installation on my current PC, and I want to move it to a new PC .. I do NOT have a problem with licensing, as the new system already has its own new Windows 7 license, which ...
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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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Why don't all Linux distributions offer hybrid disk images?

Why don't all Linux distributions offer disk images you can simply dd or cat to an USB drive? Are there downsides to these hybrid images?
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Mount a Linux Disk Image with two file systems?

I'm working with the new Kali Linux ARM images, and after hours of not figuring anything out in terms of mounting, I got it to mount via my Mac and fuse. Here's the curious thing, it's a single image ...
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How do I make an encrypted disk image on Debian?

I'm basically looking for an equivalent to OS X's encrypted sparsebundles. The solution should have support for file ACLs and should not force me to specify a size in the beginning (the image should ...
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Can Windows 7/8 System Image Recovery be used to clone a PC to different hardware?

Using the System Image Recovery option in Windows 7 & 8 (as detailed here for Win8, and here for Win8.1) is it possible to create a system image on one machine, and restore it to another machine, ...
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Will Win7 Hidden Install Partition Still Work After Cloning and Restoring to a New Hard Drive

I have a laptop with Windows 7 whose hard drive is failing. There is no install disk and a fresh install is done via the bios and a hidden partition containing the Win7 install files. I'd like to ...
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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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RAW disk image and .Img format, Difference?

So I need .img file to use with xen hypervisor. Currently I have a vmdk disk image of my current installation. It seems qemu can convert from vmdk to raw disk image, and as far as I read, .img file is ...
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How to expand the file system for RPi emulation with QEMU?

I've recently grabbed a pre-compiled version of QEMU running Raspbian Wheezy for use on Windows as I would like to do some testing and a dev environment like this is far more kind than using the ...
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Writing past the end of the drive with dd?

Suppose I have a drive with 10000 512b sectors. If I do sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/disk2 skip=99999 count=10 what will happen? When I tested this with a real drive, dd's output suggested that ...
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Read MBR from Hard disk image file (.img)

I have created two image files (.img) of my two Hard disks which were RAID0. Now I need to copy MBR bytes from my image files in order copy them to mentioned hard disks, because I have re-created the ...
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Reset or restore Windows Vista folder settings to default

I had failing hard drive and managed to extract the data from it using Linux. I have tried Macrium Reflect which wasn't successful, as the clone failed. So, in Linux I finally managed to get the ...
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Restoring a split image created by dcfldd

Say an image is generated by dcfldd using the following command: dcfldd if=/dev/sourcedrive hash=md5,sha256 hashwindow=10G md5log=md5.txt \ sha256log=sha256.txthashconv=after bs=512 conv=noerror,sync ...
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How can I make a user template for OSX which automatically makes user folders on a separate partition?

I have setup a default user template on a computer which I am building an Image for our fleet of Macbook Retinas. We are using 10.8 and I have created the default user and moved it to the ...
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How to mount sparseimage permanently at specific mount point?

I have a read/write image that needs to be mounted at a specific location, how can I have it mounted on bootup at that location? Not necessarily for my user but maybe the whole system? My mount point ...
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Restore a system image

I created a system image in a network location on Windows 7. How can I restore this system image in case of a failure?
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Sparse image filesystem suitable for live linux filesystem

I want to boot linux (Mint 14) from an USB drive, but mount essential parts of the filesystem from the hard drive (/home, /usr, /opt). Is there a filesystem type that can be used within a sparse image ...
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Windows 7 Backup and Restore after partition format and other OS install

I have a laptop with Windows 7. I have used the built-in Backup and Restore feature to create a system image on an external hard drive and I have created a recovery disk. The system image included ...
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Do registry issues with Windows 7 persist through a recovery from a system image?

So I need a bit of advice, please; here's my situation: I have 1) a system image on an a brand new external 1 TB SATA drive, that I managed to successfully capture before my 2) primary system ...
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How to make an image of drive directly to cloud backup?

I found this command dd if=/dev/sda7 of=/dev/sdb4 The command makes an image of dev/sda7 onto dev/sdb4.What I need to do is to make the image directly oncloud backup like Ubuntu One or Dropbox ...
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dd backup produces bigger image file

I created a disk image with dd. The hard disk capacity is 2 GB. However, the image produced a 3.8 GB file. I used: dd if=/dev/mmcblk0 > /mnt/sd/disk0.img (where mmcblk0 is a microSD card, with 3 ...
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Read/write cross-platform disk image

I have a read-writable .sparseimage on a Mac; I'd like to start using the contents on a Linux machine as well. Is there a cross-platform read-write disk image container I can use? (The contained ...
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Size mathematics in System Image Creation seem absurd? (0x80780119)

This question seems to keep coming up in Microsoft Answers. Unfortunately, it never seems to be solved... on Microsoft Answers. Hopefully someone here will have a better idea. I'm trying to create a ...
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Windows 7 System Image Restore Error 0x80042412 (No disk can be used…)

SSD main drive died in a computer. Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit. Had a weekly Windows Image backup on one of its hard drives. Replaced the SSD with a newer, bigger SSD. Booting from the Windows ...
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Windows system drive images potentially dangerous to cloud data?

It seems that Microsoft recommends to not move the C:\Users directory off the system partition (e.g. using junction points)1 at least as of Windows 8.1. At the same time however most cloud services ...
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How to clone a SD card from HP network attached photosmart printer using Linux?

How to make a low level (file system unaware) cloning of a SD card inserted in an HP Photosmart printer, which is accessible via a local network ? smb://192.168.1.58 (192.168.1.58 is my printer IP) ...
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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 to generate an MBR binary?

I am using the Bochs Emulator running on an Android host system. My Android filesystem is mounted as a Bochs "vvfat" partition. Now, the way in which Bochs generates the CHS values for this partition ...
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Can I use Macrium (or advice alternative) to complete back-up and restore a whole Windows system?

A friend of mine asked me to have a look at his laptop as, I have verified, it's running slow because of viruses (Nothing odd running, but processor constant at 100%; relatively new PC). I will do a ...
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Create an image of a partition that I can mount on windows/linux

I am going to change my PC but I would like to create an image of the partition of my old PC (windows is installed there) that can I use on my new PC (I mean just reading/writing data not running the ...
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Retrieving data from Disk Utility Image

I created an image of my mac using disk utility. It's a .dmg. It has a lot of data on it (about 1 TB) and I only want one file from it. Is there any way I can selectively pull information from it, ...
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image drive with safecopy and compress the output

I am trying to image a drive with SafeCopy and compress the output file on the fly so that it won't take up way too much space. (aka 500GB > 50GB) Will this command work? sudo safecopy --stage1 ...
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Move my existing Windows installation onto a SSD

I've just bought a 240Gb SSD, while my existing laptop hard drive is 1Tb. I have made a 'clean-ish' version of Windows 8.1 from the 1Tb drive and saved a Macrium Reflect image of this partition - Can ...
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Windows System Image generation: how is Unallocated space handled?

I am cleaning up an old Acer Aspire Revo NetTop Windows 7 mini-PC. Its Hard disk drive has three partitions: 1: OEM Recovery partition - 12GB 2: System reserved - 100MB 3: C:\ Main - ~400GB (as I ...
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Mount the Dell factory image partition inside a vm

I have a Dell xps 17 with a recovery section with the Dell factory image partition which contains the windows install is about 18 gb. I want to mount this as a disk image inside a Vm runninf inisde ...
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Mount Core Storage partitions on image of hard drive created with ddrescue

How do I mount a whole-disk image with an encrypted CoreStorage partition? Update: I found the answer! It was super-simple: hdiutil attach -nomount somePath.img The "nomount" flag is critical ...
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Can Sparseimage be mounted in linux?

I have a .sparseimage file that I am trying to mount on Linux. I have tried mounting with the hfs and hfsplus filesystem specified but no luck. Has anyone done this before? I have used the below ...
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Tried restoring a saved .dmg image of the contents of a particular hard drive partition and getting cannot mount errors in Mac OSX Disk Utility

When I made an image of a particular partition of a hard drive on my computer using Mac OSX Disk Utility and New Image, I was not able to get that image to restore back to the same or other hard drive ...
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how do I restore a computer from a gho file?

I need to restore a laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium which does not start up When I boot into it using linux from a live USB, I can see that it's D drive contains a file of around 1.2 GB with the ...
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Ejecting a disk image in Windows 8 temporarily hides all Network Locations?

Just a minor thing, but in Windows 8, when I mount a disk image, then eject it by going to "My Computer/My PC" then right-clicking the disk image and ejecting it, all my "Network Locations" icons are ...
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Stop Mac OS X disk image from being mounted automatically when files on them are accessed

I have a program that, every time it is launched, tries to read a file stored on a disk image (a sparse bundle, to be exact). If the disk image is not mounted, the program automatically attempts to ...
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NTFS4DOS without logo?

I want to create NTFS bootable image. I use NTFS4DOS for read/write access to NTFS partitions. I use it because it loads fast, in just a few seconds. Every time I load from it, the NTFS4DOS logo ...
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Very slow opening of an encrypted sparse bundle image in the Finder over the network

I have a 500GB spares bundle encrypted disk image that I store on a network drive, that contains around 200 video files (various formats: mov, mp4, mts) in its root level, plus a few subfolders. ...
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Sony Vaio Windows 7 home

I have a Sony Vaio. I wanted to put Linux Mint 14 on it. I used disk management to resize my drive. On the disk manager it should the different partitions available. I installed Linux in the ...
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Imagex.exe performance

I'm using Microsoft's imagex.exe for backup and restore in 2 configurations: A mirror raid of 2 500GB hard drives, and a mirror raid of 2 1TB hard drives. The second configuration is 30% slower even ...
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Is it possible to change the 'hardware version' in VMWare player?

I am using the latest version of VMWare Player, and I need to create an image for a server. Is it possible to downgrade the hardware version to version 7 (equivalent to VMWare Player 3.xx), rather ...
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Reduce size of disk image on Mac OS

I have several disk images in IMG format, which contain whole file system images presumably in ext2. I want to remove free sectors and therefore wasted space in the images. Is there any way in OS X/ ...
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Creating, moving, and manging multiple bootable backup images (on/to a single disk)?

The goal: Backup my system every time I re-format the OS for compatibility. Drive images (bootable backups) are the clear choice. Until now I have used seperate hard drives for each image - however ...
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How to Eject Stuck Disk Image

My kid apparently tried to install Minecraft and the installation disk image (.dmg) is still open. I've forced ejected it through several different methods (GUI and command line) and I've restarted ...