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Questions tagged [clone]

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

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Backing up to smaller drive

In a few hours I'll have a new 500GB Sony laptop, filled with the usual Sony rubbish which I'll promptly be replacing with Ubuntu or Crunchbang or something. However, first I want to make a full clone ...
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How do I restore the operating system using Acronis?

I have made a backup using Acronis 2010. And I've tested it on vmware. And I'm having problems booting up the dual boot vm. After restoring from the .tib file. What do I do?What other software that ...
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How to clone or copy running windows 7 to child partition

Is there anyway to clone partition to partition in windows 7 for free using some kind of command line tool so that i can set block size to increase speed i google and found some tools like dd for ...
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XXClone as a tool for migrating Windows XP Home from PATA to SATA HD

Has anybody had any experience using XXClone as a tool for cloning an existing installation of Windows in order to move it from an old PATA drive to a new, larger SATA without having to reinstall ...
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Unable to clone repository with Git

I am trying to clone a repository on my machine that I have just created on GitHub. I am new to Git, but have been using SVN for a while. I've set up an RSA key as per instructions but am unable to ...
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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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Why did MAC-Adress Cloning Fix My Router?

I have a Belkin router, and about a year ago, I suddenly lost my internet connectivity from Comcast. The internet worked fine when I plugged it right into my laptop, so I just ignored it. When I ...
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few questions on Clonezilla

I'm trying to clone my windows xp installation. If I back it up using Clonezilla and the my XP machine is infected by virus/spyware would I also be bringing the whole mess when I try to back it up. ...
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Tortoise HG “Out of Memory” While Trying to Clone Repo

While trying to clone a ~500 MB repository onto my local drive using mercurial, I repeatedly get the "Out of Memory" error. I have 2 GB of memory and I have never seen this. I installed the latest ...
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installation and maintenance of an OS and applications over multiple PCs

Let's say I've got around 50 PCs with identical specs but no CD or floppy drives and a blank hard disk, is there an efficient way to install (and update) an OS and software on each of them? Would I ...
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Is it possible to clone only the software on a machine?

Is it possible to clone only the software installed on a machine? Obviously in order to copy it to an identical machine that doesn't have the software installed.
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C++ program to make linux Ubuntu clone windows partition?

I want to write code in Dev C++ so that when i execute in Ubuntu 8 , it clones my windows 7 from D: partition to its child partitions E:,F: ... i have made my partitions of equal sizes and i have ...
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How to clone and deploy multiple machines?

See what I wanna do is basically make bootable clones or disc images or whatever(let's call it "stuff" for now ) and store many of them in a single big HDD. Then, I wanna use that big HDD and the "...
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Cloned screen on monitors with different resolutions [duplicate]

I want to set up a system with two displays connected. One display will be a 22inch monitor with a native resolution of 1920x1080. The other display is a 19inch display native resolution 1024x768. ...
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How do I copy/clone a dynamic disk in Windows 7?

I have some dynamic disks (or "partitions" but they are not really partitions) that I want to copy onto spare hard drives. I tried using gpartd (and fdisk for that matter) from a linux live disc. All ...
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How do you clone a Windows 7 installation?

I am getting a new laptop and wish to "move" my desktop installation exactly as I have it on my desktop to my laptop. I imagine that drivers will be an issue, but beyond that, how do I do a clone?
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Can you clone a larger drive onto a smaller drive (used space fits on the smaller)

I have a 500GB drive which is about 50GB full. I got a 80GB SSD, which has 74.5GB of available space. I want to clone the system drive onto the SSD. DriveImage XML will not let me copy a larger ...
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What is the best way to clone a dual booting windows & ubuntu system?

I have a dying hard drive and a replacement drive (same model). What is the best way to copy the old drive to the new drive? Its a dual boot setup - Ubuntu Karmic and Windows XP. I really don't ...
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Can I Use My Linux Box As A 'System Imaging' Server? (i.e., Norton Ghost Server?)

I'm curious if anyone has accomplished the following, or knows a good terse description of how to set up the following. I'd like to set up a Linux server that is able to clone PC's over the network, ...
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Free way to clone HDD to SSD? [closed]

Is there a free way to clone a full Windows 7 installation from HDD to SSD? (The free part is important, I know I can pay for Acronis True Image.) SSDs are usually much smaller than HDDs which ...
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How to share a user ~/Library folder over two accounts?

I find it easier to focus on a project if I dedicate an entire user account to it. I fast-user-switch between work mode (documents and programs I'd rather not close) and entertainment mode (user ...
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How do I create an image of a hard drive?

I have an old laptop with a 20 GB hard drive, a spare 60 GB hard drive, and I'd like to convert the laptop to use the new larger drive by copying an image of the 20 GB drive onto the new drive and ...
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How to clone a Hard Drive to a slightly smaller Hard Drive?

I have a hard drive which is 153 GB with 116 GB free space. I would like to clone this drive to a hard drive which is a 149 GB big (this is the largest hard drive I have... It would be typical that my ...
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Image a drive in Windows XP

What's the simplest way of creating a single, mountable image in Windows XP of an external drive? At first I thought of creating an ISO, although a 60+GB might be a little large. What recommendations ...
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Migrating TrueCrypt protected Windows XP installation to new hard disk

I have Windows XP Prof installed on a Truecrypt protected parition (using TrueCrypt boot authentication). This is the only partition on that drive. I'm about to get a new harddrive and need to ...
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Cloning a USB flash drive to another larger one, is it safe to do so?

I used Acronis True Image Home 2010 to clone a Dane-Elec zLight 8Gb pen drive/USB flash drive to a PNY Attaché 16Gb USB flash drive. Now WinXP shows the drive in device manager as USB DISK 2.0 USB ...
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Fast copy from one TrueCrypt non-system volume to another

Is it possible to perform sector by sector copy of one TrueCrypt non-system volume to another? As I see, the clone software (Maxtor MaxBlast) does not recognize the mounted disks as the suitable ones. ...
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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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3 partitions, cloning to larger disk; preserve GRUB?

I've got a 10 GB ext3 partition, a ~512 MB linux-swap partition, and a 45.4 GB NTFS partition. I have GRUB doing my bootloading. I'm looking to clone it all to a new 160 GB hard drive I got today and ...
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Problem after cloning a System drive from my laptop

I just made a clone of my notebooks Harddrive using Norton Ghost 11 boot-CD. The system is Windows XP on an IBM Thinkpad r60 (type 9461). The cloning went ok. Now with the new HDD in the machine I ...
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What is the best way to clone a Linux partition onto a smaller partition?

I've currently got an 80 GB RAID 0 (yes, I know, that's why I'm changing it...) ext3 Linux device that's about 80% free, and I want to change it to a 40 GB ext4 partition using one of ...
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What's better Ghost or Virtualization?

I've a test environment with several machines using a mix of OSs and MS softwares, several developers use the machines on site and remotely. Recently I'd to downsize it to just one machine. What ...
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Possible to transfer a partition over to a smaller drive with clonzilla?

I've used clonezilla once in the past to make a backup of a drive. I never had to use the backup so this is my question. I have a current Windows install on a 500gb drive that I would like to ...
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Clone Hard Disk Software [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What utility can move my Windows boot partition over to another hard drive? Can someone recommend some software (free or opensource) that will allow me to make a clone of a ...
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How to incrementally backup whole HDD to external from Windows?

What I want exactly is a hard drive to hard drive incremental backup, not an image file. The original HDD has three partitons - ext3, linux-swap, and NTFS. What would be the easiest way to do this ...
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If I clone a Hard Drive, Will I Have to Install an OS on it and All the Programs?

If I clone a hard drive, will I have to install an OS on it and all the programs?
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dd clone hard drive: Input/Output Error though “chkdsk” says OK

I've used dd to clone hard drives before using 'dd' and a live cd, but have run into a problem. The issue: dd fails with an "Input/Output Error" on /dev/sda3 , even though windows "check disk" (...
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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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Cloning a Linux (Ubuntu) Boot Drive That Has A Few Errors

I've got an 8.04 Mythbuntu installation I need to clone to another disk. Unfortunately the disk it's on has a few errors, so dd aborts when I try the usual dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb Last night I ...
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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 ...