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CloneZilla is a free cloning/imaging tool that creates and restores snapshots. It can also be used for mass deployment.

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Clone usb sata to usb sata

I have a Linux machine running mint, I have an external USB SATA drive, which is recognized by the Linux system. What I’m trying to achieve is a clone of the external USB SATA to another external USB ...
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Clonezilla automated backup

I'm looking for a solution to backup a Ubuntu server. I've tried Acronis 12.5 backups where I installed an agent on Ubuntu and backups were managed in the cloud. This didn't work out well. Couldn't ...
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Clonezilla: Store Image of sda on sdb

I am using CloneZilla version 2.5.6.-22-i686. I have two block devices: sda and sdb. sdb is much larger than sda and has plenty of free space. I would like to use CloneZilla to store an image of sda ...
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Convert clonezilla backup into a bootable image

I'm working with a clonezilla backup, I want to boot that system from a USB drive. I searched everywhere and apparently it is possible to merge all the aa, ab, ac parts there are into a single img ...
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Clonezilla - “The image repository directory is read-only, not writalbe: /home/partimag”

When I tried to backup the Windows 10 partition with Clonezilla I saw the error: "The image repository directory is read-only, not writalbe: /home/partimag " There are related questions to this, ...
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Clonezilla / Partclone: What's the difference between Data Block Process and Total Block Process?

I'm in the process of restoring the image of a hefty 4-disk setup with a spanning LVM volume to fresh virtual disks inside a virtual machine. If it matters, I chose not to check the saved image before ...
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Clonezilla live on VM hdd

Is it possible to boot Clonezilla iso from a partition created on a VM? It used to work on a physical machine but currently I'm working on some grub setup on a VM. I'm aware that the iso is very easy ...
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Straightforward way to replicate server running with LVM

I have used Clonezilla to take an image of an Ubuntu 18.04 LTS server that has 4x4TB disks with a single LVM volume spanning them. I did see Clonezilla making an image of the LVM data volume by name ("...
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Clonezilla showing smaller disk partition (smaller to larger drive) even after “r” and “k1” option

I'm trying to clone my 3TB hdd to a 4TB, and following the instructions on the clonezilla website everything works..except windows see my larger drive as 3TB only. Opening disk management shows the ...
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clonezilla boot and data on same SSD

I have a couple of work machines (win and linux) that I use for development, each with <500GB SSD storage, and a pair of USB-C 1TB drives to use for backup. These machines (especially the linux) ...
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Can a Clonezilla image be edited?

I have generated a Clonezilla image file of three partitions, but now would like to delete one file from a partition of that image. Is it practical to talk about doing so, in Linux or Windows? https:/...
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Clonezilla re imaging issue

I have made a clonezilla image of a win7 install. This image was made from a 40gig SATA drive about four years ago. Periodically I clone the image to a drive, do updates, and then create an image ...
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Samsung NVMe 2TB drive “toast”?

I've had this drive as my OS+data drive for about 10 months. It just apparently died on me. The computer was running Windows 10 and had a BSOD. When I booted it up, the drive was detected but not ...
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How to Copy an Operating System to Another HDD?

I found out my hard drive is slowly dying. It's certainly still usable, but I need to copy the operating system to another hard drive, which I don't know how to do. I would like to try to avoid using ...
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Does cloning Windows 10 to a larger SSD require activation?

I am planning to buy a Windows-10 desktop and will clone an image file of the Windows-10 drive: possibly for future use in larger SSD. When the Clonezilla file is imaged to a larger SSD, should I ...
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clonezilla backup partition to disk

I want to back up only 1 partition of my 1TB to another new external hard drive(1TB). 1TB has 440GB of ubuntu operating system. So I want to clone only that. Not entire disk. Clone 440GB to 1TB WD ...
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Decrypt LUKS FDE Disk image

So, I screwed up my system with a risky dist --upgrade to the point where it won't boot. It's not the end of the world, because I have a recent backup, however there are a couple of files from the ...
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Creating a Master Image to roll out to 30 new Machines Licensing Issues

At my company we are buying 30 new Identical PC's from Dell so we have standard setup. What i want to know is if its possible to configure one of these machines to our specification as a master and ...
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Clonezilla Dualboot (Windows 10, CentOS) + LUKS + LVM

I'm just trying to clone my dual boot system to do something like a "clone backup", but I can't boot my system on the another notebook after the complete restore. (Maybe is something with the grub and ...
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clonezilla with LUKS and LVM

How can I use clonezilla with a LUKS & LVM setup? I have a single volume group inside LUKS, and two btrfs logical volumes inside that. Ideally, only the used filesystem blocks will be saved to ...
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Clonezilla failed to clone restore partition/resize issue

I'm trying to clone a Windows 10 Home system (250Gb SSD) on another larger SSD (480Gb) I tought I should have no issues given source/destination sizes but when the cloning finished I've been reported ...
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Restore clonezilla image from local using server edition

I have an question regarding clonezilla server edition. We want to restore an image using clonezilla pxe boot, i.e. server edition in an class environment. we do have a couple of machines (24) with ...
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Clonezilla won't show desired target disk during restoreparts operation?

VERSION: clonezilla-live-2.6.2-15-amd64.zip I am unable to get Clonezilla to show my desired target disk in the list of potential targets for an partition image restore operation. Clonezilla does not ...
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Cloned GPT drive with Clonezilla to larger drive and can't increase partition size

Cloned GPT drive with Clonezilla to larger drive and can't increase partition size. Before this, I tried to use AOMEI Backupper Standard and experienced the same issue. Tried EaseUS Partition ...
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New SSD reading correct size in Disk Management, but not File Manager?

I am on a Windows 10 machine with Intel hardware and I used Clonezilla to clone my old HDD (250GB) to a new SSD (1TB) and in the process. I told it to restructure the partition table so that it used ...
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Clonezilla, GPT, MBR, Partition Tables

Edited 6/4/19 to add new info. Bottom Line: How do I fix this? I got the error "mismatched GPT and MBR" while attempting to make a Clonezilla disk image after installing, updating, and configuring ...
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Using Clonezilla properly for backing up two physical disks, three OSes, to single USB drive

Never really used Clonezilla before and the guides I'm finding aren't exactly helpful for my setup. They are typically: 1 drive, 1 OS, to 1 backup drive. I have two physical SSDs in my laptop. One of ...
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convert Linux machine into VirtualBox

I'm having trouble converting a physical CENTOS 6 machine into VirtualBox VM. I followed this: https://www.linux.org/threads/physical-to-virtual-p2v-using-virtualbox.10928/ which uses Clonezilla and ...
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Restoring Clonezilla clone images from 2nd partition of USB drive

I know I'm doing 99% of this correct... because 99% of it is working. I made a 64GB USB drive with 2 partitions: 1. FAT32 300MB for Clonezilla Live 2. NTFS 57GB for my clone images I altered ...
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Have Clonezilla in one LiveUSB partition, while leaving remaining space for image files

I have a 128 gig USB drive I want to use as both a Clonezilla Live USB, and also for the storage of images. im deploying windows 10 - already got a sysprepted image (thanks for the advice though)
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Go into UEFI from initial setup Windows 10

I've bought 15 new laptops (Lenovo Ideapad 330-15AST). I want to set them all up, so I've completely configured one (in audit-mode) and then I want to use Clonezilla. I know there are pros and cons on ...
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Migrating one partition to SSD in a way that allows booting?

I've got a Windows Installation, with a partition table that looks like this: Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info ---------- --- ----------- ----- --------...
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Issues cloning MacOS drive into smaller one

I am trying to move my OS X install to a smaller disk because I plan to move to another OS, but this is taking much longer than planned so I hope someone can help me here. The SSD that now holds OS X ...
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CloneZilla - Overwrote or Corrupted System Partition

My friend was using CloneZilla to mirror his HDD (Windows 7). He selected Partition to Partition He selected Source: Primary Partition (C:) Then he accidentally selected Destination: System ...
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Looking to backup my laptop hdd with clonezilla but concerned about data loss

I have an external HDD with 2 partitions, with one having more than enough space for cloning. if I clone the main partition, will it successfully transfer to the new partition or will the whole ...
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Clonezilla disk check incredibly slow

I am doing backup of my entire disk to image stored on another HDD connected via USB. Creating images went relatively fast (~700-1000 MB/min) but checking afterwards is slooow: 7MB/min. Which means ~...
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Win 7 Professional

Machine crashed during power outage and failed to boot afterwards. After running EasyRE and Dell Restore and Recovery, system became bootable and appeared completely intact. Attempting to image disk ...
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Fully clone your system from a SATA device to a NVMe device

I am working on a laptop with a 500 GB SSD, dual booting on Windows and Ubuntu. I recently bought a Samsung 960 EVO m.2 NVMe 500 GB SSD and installed it successfully. However, given the faster ...
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What could keep Clonezilla from booting on an older laptop?

I'm trying to use Clonezilla to clone a drive on an old Toshiba Sattelite with an Intel Centrino Duo processor. It's booting off of a 256 MB USB drive. It works fine on my desktop, but on the laptop I ...
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Clonezilla won't clone to a smaller disk

According the docs, Clonezilla supports cloning to a smaller drive using the option -icds. Let's cite: If you are sure all the data from the image could fit the smaller disk, i.e. it won't be ...
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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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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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How to find the DRBL verison?

I tried below commands, sudo drbl -v sudo drblsrv -v sudo drblsrv --version but they didn't work! Sorry, there are no tags for drbl, so I tagged clonezilla.
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How can I clone a boot drive onto a larger disk using Clonezilla?

I am installing a new internal hard drive into my computer that is larger than the old drive. The complication is that the old drive has the operating system partition on it. I want to clone the ...
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How to clone a virtual Windows disk to a physical disk on VMware - I changed ownership of my host's Windows disk by accident

I did not pay attention, to the following VMware warning, when mounting the drive as writable. Here's what I was trying to do: I was planning to mount a 16 GB VMDK file with Windows installed on it ...
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Can Clonezilla and GParted be put on an EFI partition?

So here's the dilemma: I have a bunch of flash drives I'm trying to set up as multi-boot utility drives for Clonezilla and GParted, and since those utilities don't take up very much space, I'd also ...
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Clonezilla modified syslinux doesn't boot

I tried to created custom Clonezilla iso with my own parameters but failed. I used this and this manual and did everything presumably as described. Here is my syslinux.cfg: # Created by generate-pxe-...
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Linux Dualboot move windows 10 to disk containing data

I want to move windows 10 from my SSD to my HDD. The HDD contains a Data Partition that needs to remain intact. (I do not care if I need to go into UEFI to change the boot priority of the disks to ...
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Can Clonezilla restore an image to a different partition number than originally?

Assume the following situation: UEFI-based dualboot system consisting of Windows and Linux. Partitioning: Partition 1: FAT32, EFI-Boot-Partition Partition 2: EXT4, Linux Root / Partition 3: EXT4, ...
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Trying to restore gnu-ddrescue .img file to new HDD

I tried to do a routine Win7 x64 SSD backup using Clonezilla. Tried a couple of times but it failed both times reporting bad sectors. I ran checkdisk and a few other programs but they found no ...

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