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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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Boot Linux off a BitLocker protected drive

I have a bootable USB drive with Clonezilla installed, which I use to take images of drives from various computers. Is there a way to install BitLocker on it, so that during boot I get prompted for a ...
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How do I verify clonezilla backup

I backed up a disk of centos-7 pc using clonezilla over the weekend. I let the pc reboot after the process, so it could be remotely accessed afterwards. That means that temporary log clonezilla files ...
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Is my disk partitioned correctly for cloning with Clonezilla?

I want to clone Windows from a 500GB HDD to a 240GB SSD. I already shrunk the partitions to fit the drive. In the photo you can see the partition structure - I'm worried that one of the recovery ...
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How do I recover a hard disk after removing GPT partition?

I had the following problem (This disk contains mismatched GPT and MBR partition (in Clonezilla)). I followed the instruction from the first answer but applied it to the wrong disk and seems I removed ...
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Copying Ubuntu partition from a dual boot machine to bootable USB flash drive

I have a computer in dual boot configuration (Windows an Linux). I would like to clone only the Linux partition to USB flash drive and make it bootable in another computer. Can this be done? I tried ...
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failed to access perfctr msr when trying to open clonezilla on vm

After I created a copy of my old Windows XP 32 bit intel system with Clonezilla, I wanted to create a VirtualBox where I would install this image. But the Problem I encounter is that, whenever I start ...
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Clone two different internal disks into one external

I want to clone two internal (SSD+HDD) into one external HDD. In HP x360 laptop I have two hard disks. First is SSD (128Gb) partitioned as GPT and it has Win 10 installed on it (with Recovery, EFI Sys ...
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Can drive clone software copy the Volume Serial Number (Volume ID)?

On Windows, running vol id c: shows something like 4D12-7GG8. Is this Volume Serial Number copied when using disk cloning software such as CloneZilla or Acronis True Image?
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Clonezilla Win7 Restore C partition to new clean SSD

I have a known-good Clonezilla backup of the C: partition (Windows 7) that I wish to restore to a new, clean SSD drive. (Known-good means that I restored this image a few times before, and the restore ...
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VirtualBox “Fatal: no bootable medium found! System Halted” after clonezilla retore on Windows 10

I've cloned my Physical machine of Windows 10 using clonezilla. I've created a new VM with a blank disk and restored the clonezilla disk image without any error. After reboot (and remove of the ...
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Clonezilla looping through multiple clones

As I attempt to clone a disk to another disk Clonezilla goes through it once, then twice, then three times. It performs the exact same action over and over. Eventually, it finishes but this is not ...
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Cannot restore a new non-partitioned SSD using Clonezilla Preseed option

I can use the default manual step-by-step approach to restore the backup to a new non-partitioned SSD without any problems. I can restore using my automated unattended Clonezilla script to restore the ...
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Auto-backup with clonezilla, change directory name

I followed this tutorial for a auto-backup of my system with clonezila. So my /etc/grub.d/40_custom looks like this: menuentry "Clonezilla Live 2.3.1-18 (Unattended Backup)" { set isofile=&...
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Cloning a RAID 1 to a non-RAID setup

I'm currently trying to clone my boot drive that is a part of a RAID 1 setup to a single SSD (sdc in the image) so that I can boot from the non-RAID SSD setup on another computer. Is this possible? I ...
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Clonezilla'd Thumb drive, and Thumb drive doesn't work afterwards. How does it become readable to Windows 10 after cloning?

I'm using Clonezilla for the first time. Ran an experiment with some thumb-drives before we commit to using with larger HDD/SSDs. I copied a file to one of the thumb-drives (USB with 1 GB), and ...
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Clone win 10 with tpm and bitlocker to bigger disk

I got a new PC for a job, the situation is that I'm not a windows administrator and I have several limitation in using needed software without admin rights. the volume is encrypted with bitlocker, I ...
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(Windows 10 + GParted) How do I rearrange disk partitions to I can merge free space to my main partition?

I had a 120 GB SSD with my OS, some software, and some files. I used Clonezilla to make a proportional clone on a 1 TB SSD. Now, the 1 TB SSD shows the following partitions: System Reserved: 500 MB ...
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Drbl server faild to create a partition table on this disk

I used "clonezilla-live-2.6.7-28-amd64" to image a hard drive and then restore that without any error to another PC without any error but when i tryed to restore that image with "drbl-...
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Clone Windows OS from secondary storage to primary when my primary storage has Linux (Pop) OS

I want to clone Windows OS, which I have in my old HDD which I have removed from my laptop's primary storage. Now my laptop has an SSD as primary storage, where I want to clone that Windows OS, but ...
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Clonezilla not enough free memory

I have cloned an 1.2TB drive using clonezilla and put it on the NFS share. My friend is trying to use that image and burn it on his drive (6.4 TB one). After confirming everything and when we were ...
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File-based backup of encrypted Linux systems?

I learned that tools such as clonezilla cannot omit free blocks when the disk is encrypted, which is a huge problem, since the backup drive always needs to have at least the same size as the source ...
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Windows 10 Clone post replication tasks

I have a Windows-10 Clonezilla backup image of PC#1. If PC#2 is outfitted with the same backup image, what post installation tasks must be performed so that they can coexist on the same LAN? Is ...
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Clonezilla, timeshift and other backup issues

So I have been trying to make backups of my Arch Linux install. I have tried several tools in Linux as well as Clonezilla and they all have failed in one way or another. Clonezilla gives this error ...
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Clonezilla Clone Partition Only

I am trying to clone a 120GB system partition from a 160GB source drive. The remaining 40GB on the source drive is empty & un-formatted. The target drive is a 120GB drive. I do not want to use a ...
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Two cloned hard drives corrupted original windows

After cloning hdd with Clonezilla, I booted and didn't remove the cloned one. Apparently clonezilla FAQ warned about this. After I did a disk-to-disk clone, my MS Windows in the source disk ...
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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 - “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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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 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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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 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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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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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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