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Userspace manipulation of partition and disk images

On a Linux system, is it possible to use only user-space tools to create and manipulate partition images (which will probably only have ext2 filesystems on them) and then take those partition images ...
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How do you make a Bootable WIM image?

I am trying to make a bootable Windows 7 image but am not having much luck. I am obviously missing something. My procedure has been to use the AIK and install.wim. What I read on another thread was ...
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If I image a hard drive, wipe it clean, and then restore it, are deleted files really gone?

Assuming I want to make sure all traces of deleted files are gone from a system, but don't want to do a clean install or lose the current system configuration, will restoring an image of a hard drive ...
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Difference setting HDD Maximum transfer size 128KBytes and 512Bytes while scanning for recovery purpose?

I'm here desperate to recover as much lost pictures as I can from my HDD. And I want to get answer following subject Difference between setting HDD Maximum transfer size to 512 Bytes (1 sector) and ...
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How to create an image of a Live system over ssh?

I have a question about a FreeBSD server that I cannot access at the moment. But because we would like to try some new stuff we want to create a backup of this system first. The question is: is ...
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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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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 restore data on a new HDD using image?

My HDD is failing (So says CrystalDiskInfo 4.5) and I have been recommended to create a image using Macrium or something similar. Right now I have a Seagate Momentus ST9320423AS 320GB. My 320GB ...
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145 views

How do you restore a .aff disk image to another hard drive?

I've got a failed hard drive which I've managed to create a .aff image of. I would now like to restore this image to a working hard drive. I can't seem to easily locate any software which makes this ...
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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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How to image / copy my drive to a new drive on a Mac

I am looking into upgrading my MacBook's drive and would like to transfer the current's drive contents on the new drive. This is a relatively well covered topic here, and several solutions such as ...
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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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Must I backup the 100MB hidden partition when creating a disk image with Clonezilla?

I'm running 32-bit Win 7. I just finished a clean install, with Windows Update patches and service packs. In order to save time in the future, I made an image of the C: partition using Clonezilla. ...
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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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How to image a Windows partition so I can browse the files later?

My laptop's current setup dual boots into Windows XP and Linux Mint. The harddrive seems to be going bad, so I want to backup all the data from the Windows partition. This laptop was a loyal servant ...
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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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Take Complete Image of CRM Server Application

I have heard of snapshots or ghost images like this. But I have never used this kind of tool to actually clone a piece of hard drive. I think Norton Partition Magic can do something like this as ...
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How can I transfer a user state of a win7 machine that won't boot?

I have a windows 7 machine that won't boot completely, even in safe mode. I want to re-image the machine using a generic software image, but would like to keep the user data (including settings etc) ...
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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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Stack Over Flow Message

I have created an image of my original hard disk, now I have started my pc by image hard disk, windows xp is working fine, but when we are running an other application program, we are receiving an ...
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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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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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Best way of getting a harddrive image off a netbook?

I have a netbook with Windows XP installed on it. I'd like to play around with it a bit(read: install another OS), but before I set out to do that, I'd like to make a complete image of the harddrive. ...
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What is the best application available to create backup images of hard drive?

We used to use a program called Acronis for creating image backups of an entire hard driver on a daily/weekly basis that could be used for restoring a crashed machine.I don't think Acronis works with ...
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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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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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Can Windows 7 restore itself from image to a smaller HDD than original?

I've created a full system image using the built-in Win7 utility, it was from a 300GB drive but there is only about 50GB of data. I then swapped disks in my notebook, the new one being 80GB SSD and ...
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Bootable, multi-architecture imaging software with error correction

I do a lot of tech support for family and friends (and of course their friends) on the side and I am looking for software with the following characteristics: Runs on as many hardware configurations ...
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1answer
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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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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 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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Could you have a hard drive imaging option in Grub?

I really like HD imaging programs, such as Norton Ghost, but I find that I don't run then as often as I should. Would it be possible to have, in Grub, the following menu items: ? Boot from hard ...
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Is there any hard drive imaging software for Windows that is free or open source?

I've used O&O DiskImage 3 and was not very impressed with it. Are there any good alternatives that are free or open source?