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A clone is a replication, or an exact copy, of something.

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Making system clone?

So I am having some problems making a system clone of my OS. I tried using EaseUS to make a system clone however everytime I try to make a clone it crashes in the middle of it giving some kind of ...
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How to Change Disk UniqueID of Boot Drive without Breaking UEFI/GPT Boot Capability

On cloning a bootable Windows 10 drive with Macrium Reflect, the result is almost perfect for my needs. In fact, it almost always just works. We put one copy of the OS on an external USB SSD, along ...
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cloned hard drive failed

I cloned my drive to replace it with a higher capacity (from 1 TB to a 2TB) , replaced it, it worked properly for a week or so, then it failed, so I went back to the original drive. I'm now leery of ...
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Target 2TB NVME SSD same size as 1TB source after cloning

I've just done an offline clone of a 1TB NVMe SSD to a 2TB NVMe SSD (I tried software cloning a few times but I always had issues booting to windows). Whilst the clone does boot, it shows the exact ...
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Is my disk partitioned correctly for cloning with Clonezilla?

I want to clone Windows from a 500GB HDD to a 240GB SSD. I already shrunk the partitions to fit the drive. In the photo you can see the partition structure - I'm worried that one of the recovery ...
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Cloned Disk with dd in Linux Live Image

I used dd to clone with an Ubuntu Live Image from a smaller SSD to a bigger one. During the cloning process Ubuntu freezed. I waited some time and did a hard shutdown. After rebooting it seems the ...
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How to get a (possibly corrupted) SSD to show up in Disk Management?

I was cloning my hard drive to an SSD the other day when my PC Bsod'd(watchdog violation) in the middle of that process and upon restarting, the drive i was cloning to was nowhere to be found. Did not ...
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VLC Command Line: --clone-vout-list not working as expected - Open 2 OpenGL Windows

i would like to play a video with VLC on 2 monitors simultaneously. In the command line help the following is described about cloning: Clone video filter (clone) Duplicate your video to multiple ...
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How to Clone OS from HDD to SSD with different sector sizes

I have an Asus laptop with 1TB HDD and I bought an NVME type SSD recently. I want to clone my OS from HDD to SSD and I'm getting different sector size error for both cloning and image restoring. Even ...
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Disk cloned with CloneZilla does not boot ( end up in grub prompt)

I did a complete clone of a disk (disk-to-disk with all partitions) using Clonezilla. The exact option I took was: device-device work directly from a disk or partition to a disk or partition I had ...
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Cloning Small Slow SSD to Large Fast SSD

I am trying to see if there is a way that I can clone my small boot drive SSD(SSD1) to my other SSD which is 1TB and is much faster (SSD2). My problem is that when I got SSD2, I didn't think to just ...
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Clone Internal PlayStation 4 Drive

A little backstory; my brother upgraded the internal drive of his PS4 to a 2TB Seagate SSHD and the drive ended up dying. He somehow managed to disable automatic cloud backups for his game save data (...
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Can't clone my old Windows 10 system to RAID 0 in new build

Going crazy trying to get my new build to boot. I need to restore my old system from an external usb drive to a RAID 0 created in the new motherboard bios. I’ve updated the raid drivers in Windows ...
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Rearrange partitions' order after cloning with Acronis True Image for Crucial

I have cloned a 1TB HDD into a 500GB Crucial MX500 SDD using Acronis True Image for Crucial software. Originally, this was the partition order in the HDD: But this is the partition order in the ...
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Cloning my linux drive to another one with DD tool

I was using windows for quite a while and made my switch to linux mint. I did not know if the linux is really better, so i installed it onto secondary drive. Now i do not use anything else than linux, ...
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Clone two different internal disks into one external

I want to clone two internal (SSD+HDD) into one external HDD. In HP x360 laptop I have two hard disks. First is SSD (128Gb) partitioned as GPT and it has Win 10 installed on it (with Recovery, EFI Sys ...
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moving Windows 10 from SSD (UEFI/GPT) to m.2 NVMe PCH PCIE (or PCH SATA)

I am trying to move Windows 10 from a SSD to a m.2 NVMe 980 PRO. I have tried countless different ways to get it to work, but can't get my cloned partition running. In this last attempt I even got ...
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Can't boot PC after cloning HDD to SSD

Yesterday I cloned the full contents of my HDD (including a Windows and a Ubuntu partition) to my new SSD (Samsung 860 EVO). I can now successfully boot into Ubuntu from the SSD, but when trying to ...
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ubuntu boot very slow after clonning from HDD to SSD using gparted partition clonning

I bought a new samsung evo 870 ssd and wanted to clone my existing ubuntu partition from HDD. After referring multiple articles I clonned it using gparted partition clonning and then the ubuntu boot ...
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Dockerfile: clone repo with passwordless private key. Errors: “authentication agent” or “read_passphrase: can't open /dev/tty”

I try to clone a test project from GitLab using a Dockerfile and an SSH key pair: ssh-keygen -t rsa -P "". The private key is passwordless, the public key is published at the GitLab account. ...
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git clone: “remote: The namespace you were looking for could not be found.” … “fatal: Could not read from remote repository.”

I received the following error when trying to clone my test repo from GitLab. C:\Users\USERNAME\Documents\MYPROJECT\test>git clone git@gitlab.com:GITUSERNAME\test.git Cloning into 'test'... remote: ...
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Changing hardware after total system clone?

I bought a new SSD and would love to clone everything from my HDD onto it, but in multiple places online I have seen that if I do that, then it will only work on the current/same chipset. My concern ...
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What are the use cases for “Keep Disk Names” and “Keep Hardware UUIDs” when cloning a VirtualBox vm?

The dialog that comes up when one clones a VirtualBox VM has two checkboxes, labeled "Keep Disk Names" and "Keep Hardware UUIDs". The documentation for these options is as follows ...
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How to setup dual boot when the second OS is copied from another system?

I have PC#1 with Windows 10 installed on its SSD drive. I have PC#2 with Windows 7 installed on its SSD drive. What I want to do is combine those 2 already-installed OS on 2 partitions of the same SSD....
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How to clone a partition?

I'm looking for a good and easy way to clone a partition. Surprisingly, I haven't managed to find any suitable solutions, despite this being a seemingly easy and common task. Some general requirements,...
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Boot from Cloned USB-SSD

I cloned my internal disk (win10) to an usb drive (linux:dd). I want to select at startup which drive to use. But if I boot from USB, windows always uses the internal drive. I guess the problem is the ...
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Can we Clone Motherboard or find Registration Key?

I recently found out that the main software that we use in our shop is registered on the motherboard. The company that developed the software was sold and the new owner is saying that they do not ...
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How does a disk image work? Why does Windows fail to mount an image?

I'm having trouble mounting an image file in Windows 10 and I would like to know if my understanding of a disk image is correct. I hope this isn't a silly question and if there is some flaw in my ...
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Installation or cloning Windows 10 on mSATA SSD

I have a laptop with 500gb HDD with Windows 10 in it and I have a free mSATA slot. I want to keep my files in HDD and install or clone windows in that 128 GB mSATA. So can I clone or copy Windows 10 ...
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Can I boot from an external hardrive and then clone from it to my laptop?

I have a laptop and I'd like to clone my old SATA M.2 drive to a NMVe 970 EVO Plus drive. I spotted a problem in that the caddy I bought only supports SATA connections. Can I put my old system drive ...
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Cloning identical VM replica in VirtualBox 6.0

Virtual Box 6.0 here. I have a Windows 10 VM that is taking up enormous disk space on my host machine (Mac OS) and I would like to save the entire VM and all its associated files off to a flash drive ...
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Boot from SSD 3 genuine Windows Versions (XP, Vista, Win7) cloned from old HDDs

Over time I have accumulated several genuine Windows Versions (XP, Vista, Win7) on separate HDD drives running on the same machine. Now I'd like to combine all three OS onto one SSD with a multiboot ...
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Cloning windows 10

I have a Hp laptop, and Windows 10 is installed and registered for a SINGLE system in an HDD. Now I want to install an ssd in my laptop and clone the whole system to the ssd from the HDD system. How ...
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Why do I get errors of select proper boot device when using a cloned SSD?

After cloning a new SSD with Windows 10 installed on it using EaseUSTodoBackup, I removed an old SSD with Windows 10 installed on it and put it the new clone. The computer boots up fine. After a day ...
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Clonezilla looping through multiple clones

As I attempt to clone a disk to another disk Clonezilla goes through it once, then twice, then three times. It performs the exact same action over and over. Eventually, it finishes but this is not ...
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gitlab-runner clone base vm with old state

I am trying to set-up gitlab CI with custom gitlab-runner + virtualbox executor. I registered the runner with VM still alive. Now I can not get ride of the state the VM had when registering the runner....
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how to change UUIDs on a boot stick, and update GRUB?

I've got a working Legacy/UEFI boot stick with Xubuntu focal. All is well with it. Now I'm creating clones, and for that purpose, I've changed stuff on each: hostname UUIDs of partitions UUIDs ...
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Redhat Linux DM-0 reported xfs in memory data corruption after it is cloned to run on another machine

I have Redhat Linux system running HA, with DRBD, and logical Raiding enabled on 4 drives. Namely sda/sdb/sdc/sdd. sda/sdb are the HA drives with XFS. sdc/sdd are the OS drives with XFS. I cloned the ...
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How to Clone My Existing Windows 10 to a USB Flash Drive

My HDD is dying, and I do not have access to another one at the moment. The only thing I have access to, is an 8GB USB flash drive. I'd like to ask if a free and fully functioning solution exists to ...
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How can I use the dd command to clone a USB drive?

I have created a USB with a Linux distro on it and would like to clone it to another USB drive. The drive with the distro on it is 256GB, the distro is on roughly 8GB partition of USB drive. The drive ...
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ASUS ROG Win 10 not booting after SSD cloned to new SSD

On my ASUS ROG GL502VM, I used Macrium Software to clone my M.2 SATA SSD to a new Kingston SA2000M8250G NVMe SSD. The clone was successful. However, windows doesn't boot up from the new NVMe SSD. The ...
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Is it possible to clone a single disk from a Windows striped array (“RAID-0”)?

I know it's different for 'actual' RAID arrays, but I was wondering if maybe Windows striping / software RAID may be different, since all the striping happens within Windows and not a dedicated ...
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Error connecting to agent: no such file or directory - adding key to ssh agent

I am trying to add key that I have generated to the ssh agent. Below are my steps C:\repo>ssh-keygen Generating public/private rsa key pair. Enter file in which to save the key (C:\Users\mante1/....
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Can not boot from external SSD after internal SSD cloning (ACER Aspire 5 computer)

I have made a clone of my SSD disk 256Go towards an external SSD 1 Gb using Etcher software. When i start my computer with external ssd connected, i got in the windows disk management, a message ...
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How to clone an M.2 drive through a computer and USB-M.2 adapter? [duplicate]

want to upgrade the SSD size of my Laptop without reinstalling everything if possible. The laptop has an M.2. drive and I have an M.2->USB adapter (like this https://www.amazon.de/-/en/FIDECO-...
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Unable to boot from cloned SSD

I've "cloned" a drive to SSD and now I can't boot from the SSD. If I pop the original HDD back in the laptop, it boots fine. The laptop has only one SATA port, so to clone the drive, I ...
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Clone HDD to SDD?

To speed up my PC, I want to replace my 2TB hard drive with a 2TB SATA SSD. I've replaced my hard drives before, cloning the old one to the new one with a hard drive docking station. Now, I'm ...
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Clone harddrives in raid5 configuration to larger hadrdrives

If i sector clone 3 disks (2 x 3tb and 1 x 4tb) that have a raid 5 configuration to 3 new disks (3 x 4tb), will the raid 5 configuration work on the new disks right away, and put empty space at end of ...
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What issues should I anticipate when cloning encrypted disks?

This question is related to my other questions about cloning here, but I am cloning my OS from a small SSD to a larger SSD. It's a DELL laptop with Windows 10 and it has core isolation, TPM, and ...
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Cloning a RAID 1 to a non-RAID setup

I'm currently trying to clone my boot drive that is a part of a RAID 1 setup to a single SSD (sdc in the image) so that I can boot from the non-RAID SSD setup on another computer. Is this possible? I ...

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