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Questions tagged [clone]

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

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Moving a small business server off of RAID and onto a single SSD

My brother-in-law has asked for my help upgrading his small business server. He wanted more hard drive space. The server is an older Lenovo Thinkcenter running Windows Server 2008 R2, with 500 GB of ...
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Cloned Windows 10 into SSD on a Lenovo ThinkPad T460, now doesn't boot in Dell Vostro 3500

I have cloned Windows 10 from a Lenovo ThinkPad T460 original hard drive into an SSD and it works just fine. But now, the ThinkPad got broken, and I want to connect this SSD to my spare computer: a ...
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How to clone a vmware workstation Ubuntu to another laptop?

I have a windows 7 laptop, which has vmware workstation installed on it. An Ubuntu OS (and many programs) are installed inside vmware. Now I have another windows 7 laptop, and I want to clone the ...
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How to create a clone of my Windows7 system hard drive [duplicate]

I suspect my system hard drive to get old. Before losing anything, I want to create a full clone (all partitions, all data, exact clone) to another drive. So I can then simply replace the old ...
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Disk size shows the same after cloning a small disk to a larger disk

I am running Windows 10 Pro and I cloned (disk-to-disk) my 120GB SSD drive to a larger 2TB SATA drive because I was running out of disk space on the 120GB. I used Clonezilla and everything finished ...
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How to clone a Windows 10 dell onto an SSD

I've recently bought a Dell Inspiron 3650, and would like to clone the disk onto a samsung SSD I have bought for it, in order to speed up boot times etc. Samsung provide a clone tool called "Samsung ...
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Converting Windows installation into HP/dELL OEM version

Often I will upgrade clients PCs to some Dell/HP machine, where the licence key is inbuilt into the OS and hardware so you will not have a licence key on the machine. Often we used to clone users HD ...
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How to copy the hard-disk (>1 partitions, bootloader, & MBR/GPT included) towards smaller hard-disk?

After a full Windows factory settings reset, I have a laptop with multiple partitions and a freshly installed Windows 8 on an 500GB hard-disk. I need to make a fully recoverable hard-disk image/copy/...
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broken LSI raid controller: how to make a safety copy of the disks before anything else

My friend has a SuperMicro server where the RAID controller all of a sudden seems to be broken (after a shutdown, drive swap, and startup). It shows "RAID Adapter Memory Error!!! Please check the ...
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Cloning 64TB HD to offsite replica

I have a 64 TB Hard Drive currently only about halfway full in my home plugged into a mac mini. I have another 64 TB at my workplace also connected to a mac mini. I'd like to create a running clone of ...
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Direct Clone or Disk Image using Carbon Copy Cloner?

Previously was using Carbon Copy Cloner to back up to disk images on an external USB HDD, and thought that disk images were the only way. Having set up CCC again to clone onto a new external HDD ...
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Clone disk to slightly smaller SSD

I am using Linux (Fedora 21) and have a 500GB SSHD that shows some failure errors. I bought a new SSD disk of 480GB and I want to clone the SSHD to the SSD. There is more than enough free space, so ...
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Clone & Hotswap IDE harddrive advice

I am in a situation where an old tower running Windows XP will need to eventually have the hard drive replaced as it is showing signs of failure. My plan is to clone the IDE hard disk using Linux or ...
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How to image and shrink a windows file system for storage

I'm looking to back up a series of hard drive images ranging from Windows XP Embedded up to Windows 10. The original plan was to clone each drive 1 for 1, but it would be much more efficient for us if ...
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Cloning partitions of a drive to another

I have two drives, one of them has two partitions which are for my Linux distribution whilst the other drive is another drive split up into two other partitions, one partition is for my Windows setup ...
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Create a Virtual Box machine from a vdi clone error

I wanted to get a clone of a colleague virtual box disk, because he had certain things in it that are time consuming to replicate. He cloned his machine (full clone, current machine state), and sent ...
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Cloning a btrfs RAID pair using partclone gives vast number of recoverable errors

My home server (Debian Jessie) had a pair of 1TB disks for bulk storage, configured as a RAID1 mirror volume on raw devices (no partitions). When I came to swap those disks for two new 3TB drives I ...
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Github push, clone, and fetch functions in produce “TaskCanceledException” and “UriFormatException” errors

I've got git version 2.10.0.windows.1 (x64) and using the 'clone' or 'fetch' command I receive the message: "Fatal: TaskCanceledException encountered." although it appears to work successfully. ...
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Initialize Disk - Will It Wipe my data?

I have four disks from a Buffalo Terrastation NAS which were setup in a RAID5 configuration. The terrastation apparently runs a linux based software RAID. Unfortunately one disk has failed entirely, ...
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Fresh install on Mac not working

I think my computer has been cloned remotely even though I have time machine turned off. I've been trying to wipe my Mac and do a fresh install, but it won't let me do that. I can see an external ...
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How to Clone a hard drive that has RAID-1 to another hard drive and make it bootable?

I am trying to clone a hard drive that is in RAID-1 and be able to boot that targeted hard drive. I am using Win 7 and the hard drives are identical. Acronis solution would not boot. An image copy ...
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Is it possible to git clone a certain directory instead of cloning the whole repository?

The aim is to clone https://github.com/opower/sensu-metrics-relay/tree/master/lib/sensu/extensions instead of the whole directory. git clone https://github.com/opower/sensu-metrics-relay/tree/master/...
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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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Is it bad to format a used SSD so it can be used again for cloning?

I have a Samsung 850 Pro SSD that I used at my previous job. I would like to reuse this SSD and clone the HDD on my current work laptop. I dont need any of the old files on the SSD. Can I just format ...
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How do I clone a larger disk to a smaller disk using clonezilla?

I have a larger disk Disk A and a smaller disk Disk B. Disk A contains a few partitions but the total size of all the partitions is smaller than the capacity of Disk B. Disk A is a GPT formatted ...
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Clone older hard drive over USB 2

I am trying to upgrade the hard drive in an old work laptop (Acer Aspire running Windows 10), but I'm having trouble getting the data onto the new drive (7200 rpm SATA 6). I'm following this article ...
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Setting WinRE (Windows Recovery Environment) Flag On Partitions

In AOMEI Partition Assistant I have cloned multiple partitions of one hard drive to another, however, the WRE flags have not been carried over, even when MSR and EFI have. Is there any way to set WRE ...
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How do I clone a running VMware Workstation?

I have a running virtual machine with a task that cannot be turned off. I tried to snapshot it but unfortunately, it won't allow me to use a snapshot that is powered on to create a new cloning machine....
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How to understand the differences between Clonezilla Live and the “alternative” Clonezilla Live?

How does one know whether they need the Debian-based Clonezilla Live, or the Ubuntu-based "alternative" Clonezilla Live? This FAQ provides a high-level outline of the differences, but unless the ...
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What is the difference between a Windows system image and a clone?

What is the difference between a Windows system image (generated using Control Panel -> Backup and Restore -> Create a System Image) created in Windows 7 SP1, versus creating a clone using a tool like ...
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Is it possible to repair the boot sector on an external hard drive?

Is it possible to repair the boot sector of an external hard drive without a Windows installation disk, without any CD-burning capabilities, and without a USB key drive? In other words, I have an ...
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Can a partition size be changed between cloning and restoring the clone?

I need to do a full backup of a boot partition of Windows 7. I want to be able to restore it if needed. My understanding is that the only way to do this is to clone the partition byte-for-byte using ...
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Can ddrescue's sparse option facilitate cloning a drive to a smaller destination drive?

Can ddrescue be used to clone a drive from a larger disk to a smaller one via the --sparse option? This discussion outlines the steps of using ddrescue to clone drives and the importance of using the ...
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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 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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Clone HDD to SSD

I currently own two 1 TB HDDs. I would like to replace my primary HDD with a 500GB SSD due to the decrease in pricing. However, I would like to clone my primary HDD after removing some data so that ...
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Slow SSD speeds when cloning disks?

I am making a disk-to-disk clone using CloneZilla where both source SSD and target SSD are connected to the computer using SATA-3. Both drives are from the same Vendor and have the exact same size ...
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Microsoft Office 2010 keeps freezing after Windows 7 cloning

I clone Windows 7 installation with all programs together with Microsoft Office 2010. After applying image to new PC - all Office programs freeze after a few minutes of running and I have to force ...
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Moved windows to other drive, now it fails to boot, why?

Long time ago, I decided to install linux to my laptop. I had windows 8.1 on my ssd1, with EFI boot, and I made a copy of that ssd using dd command, while booted from usb stick: dd if=/dev/sda of=...
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Can i clone a running vbox machine? [duplicate]

Is it possible to clone a running VBox machine? I need this because I can't turn off the machine during its purpose so I was wondering if something like that is possible? I tried by cloning the ...
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How do you make a drive bootable that should already be bootable

How do you make a SSD bootable after cloning it from a working Windows 7 HDD? Every time I reboot the Samsung NP-RV510 laptop with only the cloned SSD, I get the same error message for the past two ...
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How to Move / Migrate a Hard disk with multiple bootable partitions to Larger size?

Currently I am using a 320gb hard disk on my laptop. I have a newer 500gb one. I decided to migrate the 320gb HDD and its contents into the 500gb one. Problem is that my 320gb HDD has multiple ...
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how to boot from a system that was cloned from usb HDD? [closed]

i cloned my 100mb partition and c partition into an usb HDD when i boot from my usb HDD it logs into the original system
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Boss is getting my emails in sync withn mine [closed]

I recently took some time off due to medical condition, My boss has been receiving all my emails and often replies to my clients on my behalf and calls me regarding some of the mail received. I feel ...
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Why disk clone using dd takes more space then actual data size?

I'm trying to clone a disk using dd command. My input disk size is 1Tb which is only 10% filled. My Output disk size is 300Gb which is more than I expected to clone. But after my cloning got over, ...
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way to automate git repositories cloning

I have to clone several repositories on the VM-s and then building software on them. I have pretty nice build script but there is one issue. Before build, several repos should be cloned, and after ...
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Change Windows 10 installation from one physical drive to other

I have an old PC with a HDD of 500GB with Windows 10 installation and is almost 90% filled with. The HDD is now fairly old and response time of Windows has become too slow. I am planning to upgrade PC ...
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Is there a way to clone a hard drive to a smaller hard drive? [duplicate]

The Issue: The issue I have is that I have several hard drives ALL 250GB, however, they vary ever so slightly on the amount of sectors. When cloning with CloneZilla on Parted Magic, I get the volume ...
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Replace hard drive with new one on different connector

I have a small 300GB hard drive (data, not OS; some programs) which is getting full, and I've ordered a 2TB drive to replace it. I would like the replacement to be seamless - that is, I plan to clone ...
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How to clone a floppy boot disk to a hard drive and make it bootable?

I'm trying to preserve some old bootable floppy disk by trying to clone it to a hard drive (disk C:) to run on the same hardware. (Important note: The hardware shall remain the same. I cannot use a VM ...