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Questions tagged [clone]

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

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Full Clone VDI with VBoxManage.exe

What is the command-line switch that I should use to create a full clone of a given vdi? I want to be able to clone the virtual machine such that all files, folders and applications are also copied ...
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Clone physical disk to VDI virtual disk (VirtualBox)?

I'm looking for a way to clone sector by sector of my physical disk to my VDI virtual disk. As I was reading, some do not recommend the use of dd for this. If I can not use dd to copy sector by ...
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Creating image of CF card produces inconsistent results

A friend is trying to clone a CF card using the following linux command: sudo dd if=/dev/sdb of=card3.img bs=4M status=progress but each time, it is producing a different image. The first two cards ...
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Cloning EXTERNAL hard drive to INTERNAL hard drive

The process of cloning an internal hard drive onto an external one is pretty well described by online guides but I can't seem to find any info on the opposide. I want to replace my internal ssd with ...
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CrystalDiskinfo “Caution” :

I have a Toshiba C50-A laptop. When I checked my HDD (500 GB) with crystalDiskinfo disk health shows caution reallocated sectors count:16. Screenshot. Does it mean my HDD is failing? Does it have bad ...
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Can't format my HDD after cloning Windows 10 install to SSD

I recently acquired an M.2 SSD to increase the speed on my Legion Y720, then I used EaseUS TODO Backup Home to clone my Windows installation from the HDD to the SSD. Everything went normal, as I'm ...
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bcdedit issue? M.2 SATA to NVME clone: Windows 10 won't boot

Problem: Windows partition won't boot after cloning M.2 SATA drive to M.2 NVME. Background: Cloning process was simple raw dd copy. Drive had EFI, Windows 10, and Linux partitions. Cloning preserved ...
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SEToolkit Not Cloning Login Page

I am trying to clone a login page with SEToolkit in the latest version of Kali Linux. SEToolkit simply isn't working. I have tried running it with normal user privileges and sudo. I have placed in ...
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Also clone “invisible” partitions on laptop's hard drive?

I wanted to boost my old ASUS U32U laptop by replacing its Hard Drive with an SSD. Under Disk Management I shrank the Boot partition (C:) so it could fit on the new drive. However, I also noted some "...
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Cloning an (almost broken) HDD via dd

I have a HDD of 1TB size, that is almost broken. Sometimes I am able to boot to windows, sometimes the computer freezes at the windows boot logo and sometimes I am able to use it for a certain period ...
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clone disk with resume

I need to clone a disk. usually i've been doing this straightforward with dd. But in this case the disk i need to clone is an external USB-Disk that is 5TB large. So I'm guessing this will take ...
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How to properly clone a slightly damaged SSD onto a new one

So recently my old SSD (containing /root + /home partitions for my system) broke (details in this question) and I went to get a new one. Now I wanted to clone it but ran into the following issues: $ ...
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WD Edition of Acronis True Image makes unbootable drive [duplicate]

https://support.wdc.com/knowledgebase/answer.aspx?ID=10445 indicates the WD edition of Acronis True Image will not be a bootable drive. How might a cloned drive (MBR partition table, not GPT, since ...
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Cloned destination disk appears as E: instead of C:, won't boot by itself

I cloned my hard drive with Acronis True Image. Now, with the new drive connected as 'drive 0' and the old as 'drive 1' ... new drive appears as e: Old drive is c: boots to e:; command line ...
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Cloning computer with UEFI boot

I have a mini PC where I have installed Arch Linux with UEFI boot. I'm trying to clone this install on other identical mini PC. I tried using Clonezilla alternative but at the end of the restoration ...
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SSD C: drive cloned to larger SSD, but new drive bluescreens: inaccessible boot device

I'm trying to upgrade my SSD with Windows 10 and a few programs on it from a 120GB model to a new 500GB one, and I've had a fair amount of trouble but am now at the point where I need help. Here's ...
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Can't clone a partition, perhaps because of bad sectors

I was trying to clone my Windows 7 system to a new larger HDD. First I was using Macrium Reflect and it failed on system disk partition (Disk C). I ran CHKDSK C: /r and it did report about 4KB in ...
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Why wont my PC Boot from SSD?, old intel motherboard with 4 sata ports

Case is like this :- Clone windows 7 for each PC, other PCs with Asus or Gigabyte motherboards have no problem to boot Windows (so far non intel motherboard 5 PCS done and run well) Same case once ...
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Can't choose Boot Order in Asus UEFI BIOS - detecting M.2 NVME clone as SATA

I have just bought an Asus FX504GD laptop, which had a 1TB HDD installed and a free M.2 slot. I have taken the HDD out of it, mounted it on my PC, wiped it using diskpart, clean, and reinstalled the ...
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How to install Linux with the same apps available on another computer?

I have my Linux laptop configured in the best possible way, with the right settings and installed applications. Can I extract a text file that summarises what is installed, and pass it to another ...
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Connect three monitors with one graphic card

I want to connect my computer with three monitors (clone the third monitor). But my graphic card supports only two monitors. Is there nevertheless a solution to CLONE(NOT DUPLICATE) the third monitor? ...
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How to permanently delete a git repo which is cloned from git-bash?

I am using Windows 10(64-bit). So I cloned a repository through git-bash in my home directory just for testing but when I have been done with that repo. I decided to delete that directory and ...
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Which partitions should I clone in my new ssd? [closed]

I have an ASUS laptop where I'd like to migrate my Windows 10 installation from the HDD it's currently installed on to a new SSD. I plan to do this by cloning the relevant partitions on the HDD over ...
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Clone 2010 Macbook HDD to SDD using PC

I bought a SSD for my wife's 2010 Macbook Pro. The Macbook Pro has a 250 GB HDD and I want to copy it over to a 500 GB SSD. The easy way to do this is to buy a USB adapter for the SSD and clone it ...
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Cloning HDD to a Larger HDD

I’m trying to clone a 1TB HDD to a 2TB HDD and so far it’s been 15 hours. Am I doing anything wrong? I first used Macrium and that took 3 hours but resulted in a new disk with the exact same order of ...
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Why does EaseUS Todo give Linux Emergency Disk error?

I'm using EaseUS ToDo Backup to clone an HDD to an SSD. Partway throught the Disk/Partition Clone process, I get this error: Linux emergency disk cannot support GPT disk. Please create WinPE ...
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What's the difference between cloning a hard drive and copying all the data from one drive to another?

What's the difference between cloning a hard drive and copying all the data (files and folders) from one drive to another? Is there invisible system data that you can't transfer?
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How to clone the primary display to multiple monitors?

How can I have a single (logical) desktop surface, and have it display on multiple (three) physical monitors, in Windows 7, like this: No 3rd party software and no external hardware. Using Windows ...
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Unable to boot into cloned drive after formatting old drive

I have an HP Omen laptop with a standard SATA hard drive and a recently purchased M.2 PCIe SSD. I cloned the SATA drive onto the M2, but had trouble cloning all partitions. I have the System ...
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How to copy file/folder permissions and ownerships from one folder to an other (recursively) [duplicate]

How do I copy all the folder, subfolders and files permissions (recursively) from /www_03062018 to my new /www ? I came across this post: Clone permissions for all files in a folder chmod --...
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Cloning a failing HDD content to a new HDD so the OS is retained on the destination drive

I have a really old laptop and the HDD is about to fall completely. My friend gave me an old laptop which don't work (but the HDD is completely functional) to me to salvage parts to fix mine. I want ...
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Clone El Capitan to partition on external hard drive

I am trying to dual boot OSX El Capitan and CentOS 7. Prior to attempting to install CentOS I'd like to create a clone of El Capitan on a partition of the same G Drive that I use for Time Machine. I ...
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Clone old SSD to USB to new SSD

So I planned to upgrade my current 128gb SSD to 512gb SSD on my laptop. As my laptop has only 1 m.2 slot, is it possible for me to: Clone my current 128gb SSD (consist of Windows 10 and a few ...
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How do I mercurial clone from stdin

The mercurial bundle I want to clone from is compressed in 7zip format and I don't want to waste time extracting the gigantic bundle to a temporary file. How do I pass the output of 7za to hg to clone?...
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Best way to reset a windows (Nt6x) system before capture other than Sysprep

Is there any other better solution to reset a Windows System with the intent capture and deploy to possible different hardware... The intention is to keep most of the installed software/drivers user ...
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Cloning Drives (beginner wanting to learn)

To start off I'm newish to working on computers but i'm excited to learn more about it I recently was given 2 laptops by my parents so i took parts out to upgrade my current laptop.(there's had ...
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How do I uninstall pwndbg?

Not much explaining to do, except I Googled how to and couldn't find anything relating to the uninstall process. I am on a Debian 9 system. If I recall correctly I installed it using: git clone ...
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Cloning External HDD OS to Internal HDD OS

I got windows 7 premium 32 bit on my internal HDD and windows 7 ultimate 64 bit on my external HDD that I acquired from my laptop. I’m trying to clone the os from my external HDD to my internal HDD ...
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Dump USB Safenet Sentinel UltraPro to DNG file for emulate

I need to make a clone for USB safenet Sentinel UltraPro ? I tried to dump the files with the files from : https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Dn-3oj0gH9M2OunUCw8H8kq1s2j6zyYg 1st I use the dumper.exe ...
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SSD displaying incorrect size, despite having no unallocated space

I have a 120GB SSD that I recently copied to a 250GB SSD via a device-device clone on Clonezilla, the clone worked without issue and all of my previous partitions were successfully cloned to the new ...
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How do I download my whole repository from GitLab?

I can't work out how to download my entire repository for a given project. Most of the things I do seem to just download the latest snapshot, e.g. git pull https://gitlab.com/blahblah/MyProject.git ...
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For automating a full backup of a VM, is exporting as an appliance better than cloning the VM?

I recently had a mishap on my VM, where for somereason the settings of my BridgeNetwork got changed randomly. I had to spend quite a bit of time to figure out the root cause. Rightnow, I manually copy ...
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System Clone to a new RAID1 Array

I have a Lenovo ThinkServer TS440 system. It has a Win10 system. Two SSD drives in RAID1 array were setup. One of them just failed. I removed that one physically, removed the RAID1 in BIOS, and now ...
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Clone laptop to laptop over network

I have two laptops, both working. I need to make a clone of one in other, without removing and of the HDDs (warranty) Is it possible using CloneZilla or any other software? I can have both machines ...
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Bootable USB for cloning and copying disk images

I have many PC's that are the exact same hardware and I would just like to clone the hard disk from one to another. Typically I would just remove the hard drive and use a USB to mSATA adapter and use ...
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How can I sync files between cloned systems?

I'm teaching children programming with Scratch and we're giving each student a Raspberry Pi to use. I want to be able to give them extra files for lessons down the road (like new background or sprite ...
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How do I manually clone a wifi access point?

I am running a powerline signal extender. Without further modification I now have two access points, one at the router and one at the extender, with different SSIDs. I want to clone the router so ...
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How do I clone a hard drive?

I want to completely clone my 250gb drive on my aptop to another 500gb hard drive connected via USB. The hard drive that is 500gb is blank-it is an upgrade in space for my laptop. I would like to do ...
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If motherboard is completely broken, can we just `sysprep` on new machine? If plausible, how?

When we move, sysprep is what we turn for. However, if we can't do that beforehand, what to do to make the old installation work on new machine?
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How do I clone a private key on Windows?

I have a remote server on a computer with Windows 8, using the program WinSCP to access. I want to access the server from another computer. The situation is I have not the password, so I want to know, ...