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Questions tagged [clone]

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

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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 ...
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Why does Windows Search “Indexing Options” select the wrong drive if it's cloned?

I cloned a Windows 10 HDD to a Samsung SSD using "Samsung Data Migration Software". I then installed a fresh copy of Windows 10 on the SSD. The SSD is now C: and the HDD is D:. When in Control Panel, ...
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I cloned a working Windows 7 disk, but it won't boot

I'm trying to clone my Windows 7 computer to a larger SSD. Using GPARTED, I have: Written a 'MSDOS' partition table to the new disk. Cloned the 100MB "System Reserved" partition. Cloned the larger ...
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dd clone HD to SSD?

I have a home machine running windows 7, and i'm wondering if it would work to do a dd if=/dev/${oldSataSpinningDisk} of=/dev/${newSSD} to clone the contents of the current system running on a SATA HD ...
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clone HDD to bigger HDD - align to sectors?

I have a 320 gb HDD, which is too small for me. There is a Windows 7 OS on it. I would like to clone this HDD onto a 1TB HDD, using Parted Magic or gparted. The HDD on the 1TB has a 320 GB partition ...
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Are fresh windows installs more anonymous/unlinkable than clones?

If you're using multiple virtual machines or VPS's with separate IP addresses to remain anonymous and unlinkable, is there any difference between doing fresh installs on each or doing a fresh install ...
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It it possible to corrupt external HDDs by cloning big git repositories?

I bought a Seagate Expansion 5TB external hard drive and I started cloning the git repositories I contributed to. There is a big git repository (~16GB, 1GB is just the .git directory): after cloning ...
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Fastest way to clone 15 physical PCs from an image [closed]

At work, I have multiple rooms with 10 to 20 PCs inside. They should all have the same image applied on their disks. In order to install such configurations, we usually clone one by one each of the ...
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Cloned system partition on the same hdd, how to make it bootable? W7

Well, system partition was about 30Gb and now its running low, so i cloned the system partition in the same hdd and gave this partition a way more space, so i dont have this kind of problem again. But ...
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Clonezilla failure when cloning and shrinking with a SSD destination

I'm trying to replace a HDD with a SSD of slightly smaller size. The machine runs Windows 7 and has two partitions. The source HDD is 250 GB has the two partitions, and about 60 GB of the HDD is in ...
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Clone a GET request-based website

I'm trying to make a static clone of a website because it's running on some ancient CMS that's going to crash any minute now. I've tried using httrack and wget, but none of them work. The problem ...
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how to clone from one USB disk to another with Linux command line commands?

I have a Bigger 1T USB disk with Fedora 20 and some user data in total about 40GB on one partition which is about 900GB.I want to move this Fedora installation to a smaller 500GB USB disk. Yesterday ...
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Cloning a disk twice results in binary differences

I'm using HDD RawCopy to clone a disk to a file twice (different files). The disk in question is a SATADOM connected to my computer using a SATA to USB cable. Somehow, when I make the clone twice in ...
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Cloning hard drive with Ubuntu disks

I am trying to clone hard drive on my laptop. Clonezilla does not work for me, I cannot boot from usb-drive and my cd-rom is acting weirdly (not Clonezilla's fault). So I am thinking about booting ...
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To Customize 3.5" Power Panel Elsewhere?

I have a small ASUS PC tower where are only two 3.5 slots. I need them both for cloning HDDs with two 3.5 slots. Therefore, I am thinking how extract the power button from the the 3.5 top panel to ...
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blues screen after clonning windows xp

I clone a hard disk of a PC, with clonezilla. This hard drive was only a partition with Windows XP. After restore the copy virtualbox but when I boot the OS a blue screen appears saying: "run chkdsk /...
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Windows 10 will not boot with source of clone attached

I cloned a windows 10 installation from a 1T HDD to a 500G SSD using clonezilla. Everything is fine as long as I don't attached the HDD drive that I used as the source of the clone. Here is what I ...
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Clone multiple partitions to slightly smaller hard drive

I've a Windows 7 / Linux dual boot on a 512GB SSD (such an awkward size). The SSD was an upgrade from my HP Probook 4720's 500GB HD. When doing the upgrade I was cloning from a smaller drive to a ...
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PC not booting after cloning to new HD

After upgrading a pc it gets stuck loading windows 10 after I cloned the old hd onto the new one. There were no issues when i booted the new hardware with the old HD. So far I've tried bootrec ...
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How to FastCopy Only…? Junctions? Hard Links? etc?

I'm new to FastCopy. How can I use it to copy only a certain type of file/folder? e.g. How to copy only junctions, and nothing else?
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How can to clone a hard drive to another hard drive in another computer?

I would like to know: Which materials and/or software do I need to clone a hard drive that contains Win10 as OS and some installed programs? Thank you!
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How to swap the content of 2 disks?

I have 2 SSDs disk, one with 250GB and another with 500GB. Both with Operating System (Windows 10 and 7), software and personal files and settings. Both with around 100GB occupied space. There is also ...
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How to clone Windows on filelevel

I've an old laptop (WinXP) which I wanted to clone via Linux's dd (Ubuntu live CD) onto a second HDD. Unfortunately dd fails due to read I/O errors. The Windows Installation itself is still able to ...
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Should I do a bit-to-bit copy or a mirror of my damaged, encrypted HDD? (And how?)

I have an HDD with 2 partitions: 100GB unencrypted, unimportant data and 1,7TB encrypted (AES with TrueCrypt) important data. When I installed Windows 7 on another hard drive it wrote about 100MB on ...
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Cloning a drive with clonezilla yields error when cloning to disk of same size

I have 2 x 500 GB drives. One is out of the box new and is on a USB external mount. The other is the source drive in my laptop. When I use Clonezilla, I get an error saying The destination drive is ...
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How can I clone only a bootable windows partition(not the disk) to a file?

I have a hard disk which is 1 Tb in size. I have created and installed windows Xp on a partition of size 10 Gb. I want to clone the partition to a file on another disk such that I can dd the file to ...
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What is a reliable tool to clone my hard drive from windows itself?

I'm buying a new HDD for my laptop, and I want to clone my original one to the new one. Both are 1TB drives. I've heard of clonezilla, but I'd rather use something that doesn't require me to boot up ...
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Can't boot windows from a clone of my working harddrive

My goal: Clone everything on C: to my SSD drive f:, then use the old "c:" for data. Some threads say I need GPT (on one? both?) I think it's already set to F: bedcause the convert button is gray in ...
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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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Make Windows bootable after copying from one partition to another

I have recovered Windows7 from rescue DVD, that came together with my laptop. The recovery re-partitions the SSD drive as to factory defaults, but I would like to change that. More exactly, after ...
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Clone drive to a smaller one

I have a hard disk with 3 partitions on it. (one Linux-swap and two Ext3) The drive is a 2TB USB drive, and I would need to clone it onto a 16GB USB flash drive. The first two partitions are small (...
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Clonezilla Live disk clone not working

My source disk is a 64GB SSD with Ubuntu on it. The target disk is a 250GB SSD. I'm using clonezilla-live-20150805-vivid-amd64.iso from a USB stick to run CloneZilla. I'm using the disk to local-...
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Expanding disk partition on root drive with LVM

It's been a long time since I've done this and I've probably done it in the most complex way. I upgraded my OS drive to a larger drive (old one 60GB, new one 250GB) running Ubuntu 14.04 and used ...
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Best way to backup/clone a hard drive in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) [duplicate]

I have a MacBook Pro which I use for work. I have a lot of software installed and configured which I do not want to have to re-install/configure in the event my MacBook Pro is stolen or damaged. I’d ...
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Unable to Boot Ubuntu OS of Cloned VM

Using VMware version 5.5.0, I cloned a virtual machine running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.13.0-24-generic x86_64). Prior to powering on the cloned machine, I disconnected it from network adapters. ...
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Cloning SSD to another SSD without having them connected to the mSATA connection simultaneously?

I’ve a SSD in my computer and I would like to clone my data and partitions on the new one. The problem is that I only have one mSATA emplacement in my computer and I need to clone the SSD without ...
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Cloning system nightmare with windows 8.1

I am running windows 8.1 that was initially a windows 8 OEM from a asus Q501L laptop. I first used macrium reflect and then acronis true image to fully clone my current hard drive onto an SSD. Both ...
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Clone HDD to readable format (iso)?

I'm planning on reinstalling tomorrow and I'd like to backup my c: onto my big spinning disk so I can pull the files I want. I really don't want to use a 3rd party software to restore the files I ...
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Is it possible to move the OS from to 1TB hard disk to a 240GB SSD?

I have an ASUS X555 notebook with 1TB hard disk. The disk has 2 visible partitions and 3 more hidden, that seem to be some sort of backup/restore for the OS. Now I want to clone the OS partition (C:\)...
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Clone A Drive With GParted

I have a SSD Drive that has Ubuntu already on it (can wipe it clean, nothing important on the drive). I am trying to boot from a Ubuntu Live CD and use GParted to format the SSD drive (which is ...
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Windows 10 - copy domain admin to domain user account

I have been working under a domain admin account for years and years. Now, after a windows 10 upgrade, I want to work under a domain user account. More, I would like to retain all the desktop ...
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OSX (10.7.5) cloned from HDD to SSD, how can I say it to the OS?

I cloned my previous HDD to an SSD with a block-level cloning tool (dd :-) ). Now my OS, which was initially installed to a hard disk, now boots and works perfectly from the SSD disk. But I want to ...
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Cloning Ubuntu “clusters” with ssh access

I have a "cluster" with multiple Ubuntu (12.04) machines, all with the same accounts. From any machine, I need to ssh to any other machine. I set up ssh, generated keys, known_hosts file, and tested ...
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Clone Linux/Win7 dual-boot to smaller hard drive?

I have a Linux Mint / Windows 7 dual boot setup that is on a big hard drive that I'd like to use for something else. I have a smaller hard drive that will fit everything with room to spare. ...
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Hard Drive Clone Proofing or Licensing to One Computer only

Is there any way possible to prevent others from cloning my hard drive? or set one hard drive to work only with one computer? i tried to research but i did not see any topic related to it. I have one ...
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Install pre-configured Windows XP

I have about 60 machines I want to install Windows XP on using a USB drive. What I would like to do is have a pre-configured install. Meaning all the necessary software, and bookmarks in the browsers ...
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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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Clone Drive Using Linux DD Command: Send IMG Over SSH Connection

I SSH to a VPN running Ubuntu Linux. To make backup copies of the hard drive, I use the following dd command: sudo dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/home/rick/hdImage-20150704.img It works, however, is there a ...
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Customize OEM Windows 7

Scenario: Using OEM Recovery Discs from HP, I do a fresh install of windows 7. Windows 7 gets activated by the BIOS in these HP machines. If I clone the images from the base machine. Would windows ...
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Correcting drive letters after a partition clone

I have an old XP computer with 3 drives: Disk0 = C: D: E: F: (my current boot drive) Disk1 = I: (a data drive) Disk2 = J: K: L: M: (A new 2x bigger drive in an USB external case) J is a "partition ...