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Are there any issues with cloning a Windows installation?

I'm sure cloning isn't the Microsoft approved method, but will it actually give issues in the real world? Sysprepped images take additional time to set up and deploy (Setup is configuring your ...
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2answers
23 views

Clonezilla failing due to check disk

I'm trying to create an image backup of a laptop with Clonezilla. Once all the settings have been chosen and I try to start the process it displays an error stating that the source drive is scheduled ...
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0answers
12 views

Mac doesn't recognize partitions after cloning drive

I was given a 500GB HDD (~200GB used) that was starting to fail (OS X wouldn't boot because it failed boot-time checks). I used 2 USB enclosures and Data Rescue 3 to clone the failing disk to a brand ...
0
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1answer
36 views

is clonezilla really doing a copy of 1 to 1 of a harddisk ?! (regarding testdisk…)

When I want a clone of an harddisk and do this with Clonezilla - with the exactly same sectors and blocks - is it then possible to get the same results with testdisk of the cloned partition like the ...
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1answer
23 views

Using Windows 7 clone an OS X mechanical drive to an SSD

Situation: client with Apple laptop buys an SSD to upgrade. Installer disc isn't working and waiting another FULL week for "two day shipping" is not really an option. I can easily hook up their two ...
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0answers
19 views

Cloning a windows 7 system original installed on a SSD to a HDD, works?

Making a long story short. I have a backup on a windows 7 system that was located on a SSD. Now I want to restore that backup to a HDD. Will that work? I had TRIM enabled and stuff like that. Thanks ...
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1answer
32 views

Screwed up on clone job

Okay here is the short version of a long story... So I got a new SSD and I cloned my HDD to it, and didn't realize it but I managed to some how to make the system reserve partition over 9gbs big by ...
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1answer
34 views

Clone a hard drive except for one partition?

My existing hard drive is 500GB with 60GB of programs, operating system files, etc. on one partition, and lots of data on a second partition. I want to clone the C drive to a new SSD I bought, but I ...
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3answers
208 views

Cloning HDD to SSD but Windows fails to boot

So I've got a laptop with a 300GB HDD which I want to replace for a 120GB SSD. The 300GB HDD will then act as a secondary hard disk. I've tried cloning my hard disk with EaseUS ToDo Backup and EZ GIG ...
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3answers
102 views

Clone my 2tb linux system to a new 3tb drive

My 2tb drive uses mbr and my new drive must use gpt as it's 3tb. Normally I use DD to do a copy like this from one drive to another, but how can I do this have have the 3tb drive be gpt and actually ...
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2answers
24 views

Clone a non-external hdd [closed]

I know there are other topics of this kind, but I could only find the software part of the solution and I am not aware of the hardware part mostly. So, I bought a new laptop (with SSD) and I want to ...
1
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1answer
104 views

Debian: how to setup (bootable) HDD & clone OS to this drive

I got a Debian machine with 2 HDD (20GB each) computer only has one HDD slot. The second drive I want to make a clone of the first one so I can use the drive in case the main one fails. How do I set ...
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0answers
177 views

Cloning Windows 8.1 to 30 identical machines; what should I use so they will activate properly?

I have 30 client computers. These are Windows 8.1 tablet style i5 machines. They all have OEM Windows 8.1 Pro. I have a volume MBL. I want to make identical copies of the original machine, all ...
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1answer
93 views

Is Windows hot imaging reliable? [closed]

I need to find an easy way to clone a Windows system partition + MBR once a week so as to be able to get back in business fast in case the drive gives up the ghost. To avoid having to reboot, I ...
0
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2answers
121 views

Is there a way to boot from a disk to clone an internal hard drive to an external one, and vice-versa?

I've got a dying internal Windows 8 hard drive in a desktop PC. I want to copy the data off of it, but it doesn't boot properly, so I was wondering if I could instead boot from a bootable disk ...
0
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2answers
490 views

How to clone a 1 TB hard drive (source) to a 4 TB hard drive (target)

I tried to use Clonezilla to clone my secondary drive (1 TB) to a tertiary drive (4 TB) which will be replacing the secondary. Clonezilla says it cannot do this without formatting the MBR but I think ...
1
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1answer
156 views

Trying to clone raid (striped) To USB Hard Drive

I am trying to clone a raid drive that was striped over to an external USB hard drive. I have tried Paragon in both clone and image and restore, EaseUS in both clone options, and Acronis. Nothing ...
0
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0answers
46 views

Clone disk and swap out hard drive drivers

I want to clone a 2.5inch HD to an mSATA HD. It contains my Windows 8 Pro system partition. The only thing that will change physically is the drive itself. However i expect that will be a bit of big ...
1
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1answer
206 views

Steps of manual HDD to SSD migration

Ok, I want to do a "paranoid" migration from a a HDD to a SSD. There will be no shrinking involved. For the moment this is what I know/have: 1) Connect SSD and create an 1MB aligned partition, at ...
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3answers
832 views

OSX create a HDD clone

Is there a way to create an HDD clone with unix tools alone? I'm not interested in using Carbon Copy Cloner or Super Duper or tools like that. I'd like to be able to run a simple command and have the ...
0
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3answers
216 views

Cloning an HDD to SSD does size matter [duplicate]

If I have a 500GB SATA can I clone that to a 256GB SSD? What is the procedure involved to do that correctly.
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2answers
881 views

Clone hdd with bad sectors

I have a 250 gig hdd and a 240 gig ssd. I want to transfer the data from the 250 gig hdd to the 240 gig ssd. I have tried a variety of methods with no success: (keep in mind i can boot perfectly from ...
0
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0answers
27 views

How do I clone an entire physical disk? [duplicate]

I've got a MacBook Pro with a 500GB hard disk with OSX Mountain Lion and Windows 8 (via BootCamp) installed, I've bought a 500GB SSD and I want to clone the old disk to the new one. How can I clone ...
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1answer
85 views

Here's my backup strategy, how do I enforce it? Software/tools etc [closed]

So here's what I have: Laptop running Win 8 with 1 TB HDD - only 1 drive in it ("C"). About 80 GB full. 500GB External HDD holding about 200 gigs of media. Rest ~240 is allocated for small backups ...
0
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1answer
117 views

move windows to another non-empty hard disk

I have a failing hard disk which has Windows installed. However, it is still able to copy files. I have another hard disk, which is not empty and I don't want to format it. Is it possible to move ...
2
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2answers
621 views

Can I clone a large hard drive (with little data on it) to a smaller hard drive (with no data on it) with “dd”? Is there a better way?

I recently got a new desktop, and two hard drives to go with it: a 128GB solid state drive, and a 750GB hybrid drive. I installed Windows to the hybrid drive, but have come to realize that it would ...
3
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1answer
438 views

Lost hard drive space after clone

I'm running XP and just cloned the current hard drive to a new SSD. After cloning my new SSD is exactly the same size as the drive I cloned from (80GB) - not 128GB as it should be. I assumed there ...
2
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1answer
298 views

Can I move Linux from running on a USB to a hard drive partition?

I'm working on helping my brother with a project. He has been running Lubuntu Linux from a USB drive while he was setting up some server and web projects (proof of concept). Now that he has the ...
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2answers
95 views

Clone Hard Disk except got One Partition

I would like to replace a hard disk in my desktop with a smaller SSD. This hard disk has the following partition setup: Linux ext4 partition (and related swap partitions) Windows 7 NTFS partition ...
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1answer
5k views

Move Windows 8 System partition to new harddrive

Currently I have an Intel raid of two drives with the bootable system partition on a mirrored partition. I want to move this to a new SSD drive outside of the array, and as I only recently rebuilt it ...
1
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1answer
161 views

Can I move all data from secondary hard disk to another and then change the drive letter?

I am having trouble getting clonezilla to work so wondered. I have a secondary hard drive that has applications and data on it. I need to replace it with a bigger/newer model. If I simply copy the ...
1
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0answers
131 views

How to clone HDD to SDD and fix all potential performance issues

I want to clone my existing HDD with Win7 to a brand new SSD, ideally using dd on a live Ubuntu CD. The SSD is bigger, so no problems shrinking. The HDD has two partitions. My partition start offset ...
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2answers
216 views

How do I connect a regular hard drive to a laptop to clone data on it?

I want to clone a laptop partition to the hard disk of a computer (not an external hard disk), but how can I do that? In the past I used EaseUS software to clone the disk to an external hard drive, ...
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2answers
2k views

How to copy data (clone) from one partition to another in Windows XP?

I have installed a new hard drive in our PC running Windows XP and I wonder how to transfer the data from the old (small) data partition to the new (large) one. My question concerns only a data ...
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3answers
180 views

Cloning a dieing drive

I have a drive that is failing. Lots of bad sectors and the OS crashed. 1) Can I clone the drive and hope it boots up or is it a lost cause? 2) And what is a good way to clone it? I know people use ...
0
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1answer
652 views

Cloning and replacing laptop harddrive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What utility can move my Windows boot partition over to another hard drive? My laptop's hard drive is dying and I have purchased a replacement. The current drive is ...
1
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2answers
491 views

Acronis Disk Director AFTER Clone Disk error: PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

Used Acronis Disk Director 11 on my desktop, plugged in the laptop drive 240GB SSD (USB) and the new hard drive 500GB SSD (usb) and the copy seemed to be fine. I didnt see any error messages but I ...
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1answer
161 views

Cloning a harddisk that seems to be broken

We have a harddisk in a computer that has stopped working. If we plug the harddisk into another computer, we see it in Window's Disk Management. However, Disk Management wants us to initialize the ...
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1answer
448 views

Cloning harddrive I/O errors after about 30 seconds

I am trying to clone a harddrive with important data to another harddrive to make sure we can keep those files safe. Now my old HD is a 500GB 3.5" and the new one is 1TB 3.5". My old HD is plugged ...
2
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2answers
1k views

How to clone ancient hard drive? (Year 1990, has MS DOS)

I cant see it as a drive in Norton Ghost15. When I go to the "Backup my computer" option, no drive is displayed for the drive I am trying to clone/backup. But I see the harddrive in the BIOS. I can ...
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3answers
722 views

Automated Clonezilla like backups?

I have a laptop with two hard drives; one SSD (64gb) and one HDD (750gb). My SSD contains important files and OS (Windows) files. I would like to store an image of my SSD on my HDD for backup ...
3
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2answers
2k views

Can I clone a hard disk to one from a different maker?

We have cloned a hard disk from Hitachi to hard disks from Western Digital of the same size. The systems with the cloned drives worked well for a couple of weeks, but now we're getting disk errors on ...
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1answer
898 views

Clone PC drive to Mac and back to PC

I am in the process of swapping a HDD from a PC (containing two partitions, one with Windows XP and the other with Ubuntu) with the HD from a MacBook Pro (containing some partitions, but I can take ...
3
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3answers
768 views

Cloning Fresh Windows 7 -fsed HDD to Linux Server because having no external HDD or disks for the Backup

New lenovo x220 laptop with Windows 7 Pro with the below specs. I want to backup the disk to my server but I need to know the W7 fs, what is it? $ sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb Windows/ NTFS signature ...
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4answers
589 views

Cloning 2.5" laptop HDD and SDD fast over multiple laptops?

I noticed that simple USB -data-transfer may encounter heat-problems because the newer models have no separate line for energy as some XYZ-other-cord. Today, I received a box full of Seagate FreeAgent ...
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1answer
218 views

Can I use dd to clone two drives from two machines simultaneously?

To clarify, I have two machines: Machine1 and Machine2. Each machine has 2 disks (Machine1 has Disk1-1 and Disk1-2; simiarly, Machine2 has Disk2-1 and Disk2-2). Can I use 'dd' to clone Disk1-1 to ...
3
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2answers
6k views

How do I make a VMDK format virtual hard drive from a physical partition on a disk?

I have a 320 GB HDD, which actually only has an 80 GB NTFS format partition which was being used by a Windows 7 system ... I want to create a VMDK format clone of this partition, so that I can use it ...
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1answer
3k views

How to clone a HDD and then use the clone with VMware (so that Windows works!)?

I have a system on which Windows 7 is installed, and I am trying to make a clone of its HDD image, which I then want to use in my main PC with VMware, so that I can boot Windows 7 off the cloned HDD. ...
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1answer
907 views

Bootable Clone Hard Disk Drive Utility [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I easily copy or clone a Windows boot partition onto a new hard drive? My computer's 1TB hard drive failed not too long ago and I got a replacement from Western ...
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2answers
101 views

HD Duplicate utility [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I easily copy or clone a boot partition onto a new hard drive? I have two hard drives, one is empty and one is with data, and I want to clone one to other - 1:1 ...