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Questions tagged [clone]

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

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How to migrate a laptop Windows 10 boot partition to an external USB drive

Is it possible to clone (migrate) a laptop Windows 10 boot partition (no way to diconnect the drive) to an external USB drive and then boot Windows from the external drive? I've looked over the ...
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Can't clone Azure Dev Ops repository

I've tried to clone my repository from the web interface, clone in VS Code and Visual Studio, but none of them worked. If I run the command from git bash, the Visual Studio login appears to enter my ...
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Clone Windows partition from Linux

So I've got a 120 GB Intel SSD, with a partition for Windows and another for Ubuntu. Ubuntu is my main OS, Windows is for gaming. But now I'm looking to install Mac OS X, and I'd like it to be on the ...
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Unable to clone Windows 10 image from 1TB HDD to 500 GB SSD

I am replacing 1TB HDD on my laptop with 500GB SSD. The C drive (with Windows 10 OS) on HDD is of 119GB. The image of the OS - with all customizations, software and files - that I have created on an ...
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How to fix a missing bootmgr after cloning a HDD to SSD due to a weird system-reserved partition?

I have cloned my C: partition from an existing HDD to a new SSD using gparted from my Linux-SDD. This went well data-wise. I can see the files, yet the new Win7SSD is unable to boot. At first, the ...
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How to change the MAC address of a networking interface on FreeBSD 11.1

I'm trying to change the MAC address of my network card (a generic card using an Intel chipset) on my. system that is running FreeBSD (FREEBSD 11.1-RELEASE-p7). I get the following output when I ...
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Hard drive seems to not exist when trying to clone

I want to copy my entire C drive, including Windows 7, to a new drive I bought* but the new one cannot be found. I've tried both Clonezilla and Easeus Disk Copy but neither program recognizes the new ...
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Copy & Replace Windows non-booting Drive

I'm looking for a good way to add a new, larger hard drive to a Windows 10 system and have it replace one of the drives that's currently defined. Currently the computer has one physical drive with ...
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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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Clonezilla: how to compare file checksums between source and cloned partitions?

I have cloned an HDD containing NTFS partitions using clonezilla with the "compare file checksums" option enabled. This disk has 4 partitions: sda1 (primary) sda2 (primary) sda3 (extended) sda5 (...
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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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When cloning on with git bash on Windows, getting Fatal: UriFormatException encountered

I am using git bash $ git --version git version 2.9.3.windows.1 on Windows 7. When I clone a repo, I see: $ git clone https://UserName@bitbucket.mycompany.org:5555/scm/repofolder/repo.git Cloning ...
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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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How to make a clone of a bootable USB?

I have a bootable USB for OSX El Capitan that I got from a friend. I need to make a copy of that on my USB. How do I clone that or make it into an ISO and clone the ISO into my USB in Mac?
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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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How to clone micro SD card

I need to clone micro SD card, using Windows or Linux OS. SD card should be cloned as a whole volume, and not as partition. It may contains several partitions, some of them cannot be recognized by ...
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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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Good free way to clone a hard drive or a partition and send the image over the network (through FTP, Windows file sharing, “anything”)? [closed]

What I ideally would like is a free software solution which can: Boot from a CD/DVD/USB-stick and Clone a complete hard drive or a partition and Send the resulting image file over the network through ...
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Clone only space in use from hard disk

Can I use dd, rsync, clonezilla or any tool to clone only space in use in my hard disk in Linux? I need to do a backup from a 1 TB HD (with only 2 GB space in use) into a 500 GB HD.
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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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Cloning a HD vs. Copying Files - Which is faster?

Which is faster if I wanted to copy all files on a 6 TB hard drive to an 8 TB external hard drive? Cloning the 6 TB hard drive with Macrium Reflect or copying all files with UltraCopier? I noticed ...
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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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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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Is there a way to do a sector level copy/clone from one hard drive to another?

Without going into distracting details, I'm attempting to duplicate the contents of the 500GB drive in my MacBook to another 500GB drive. But this is turning out to be an unexpected hassle because the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cloned Windows 7: Keyboard doesn't work

I cloned my old Windows 7 hard disk to a shiny new Seagate Momentus XT 500GB using the free EaseUs Disk Copy tool on my laptop. After the clone process I used the Windows 7 installation disc to start ...
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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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What is “cloning a hard drive” and how does one go about doing it?

What does cloning a hard drive mean? Is it just simply copying over all the "CONTENT" of the hard drive EXCLUDING the operating system, drivers, all the installed programs? or is it copying the ENTIRE ...
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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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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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Free Partition Migration Tool [closed]

I'm looking for a free tool that will move a single partition from one drive to another. I have found tools like HDClone and Clonezilla but both want to clone the entire hard drive, not just one ...
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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 --...