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Can I take my hard drive, put it in an external case and run the pc from the external hard drive?

My laptop only has one slot and I want to upgrade to an SSD. I'm thinking of cloning while my hard drive is in an external case and the SSD placed in the slot.
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Backup: How to mirror/clone LVM LVs (or VGs) on demand?

So far, I have a semi-automated backup approach for the whole system installed in different LVs, using LVM (CoW) snapshots (which can be created upon boot to avoid data corruption). That is, if I ...
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3 Day Fragmentation Win 8.1 (day and night), in order to clone my drive to SSD

so its wednesday now, I started my fragmentation on saturday 2:30PM, and it's still running not stop. I bought a 250GB Samsung SSD 860 EVO | Samsung V-NAND. I tried cloning My 1TB HHD via Samsung's ...
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How to clone HDD to an SSD (OS) and HDD (Data)

Is it possible to clone an HDD by moving the OS to a target SSD and all the data to an HDD? I have a laptop (Let's call it laptop A) running Windows 10 with a 1TB HDD which has very important ...
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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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Issue's when cloning to a 64gb USB using a 32GB custom image as the source

I have been doing a lot of research lately in regards to how to clone the file system of one USB to another, and I have accomplished a lot, however I think the final piece of the puzzle is why I cant ...
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Cloning 128GB SSD to a new 240GB SSD [closed]

I suppose this is a duplicate, but I didnt find it. Sorry if it is obvious. The situation is this. I am installing a new computer with a 128GB SSD, leaving only 40GB of free space. I suppose space ...
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Live RHEL 7 USB Slow after being Cloned using DD command.

So I have a Live USB that I made ( meaning the USB itself is the running OS), and I just used DD to copy the entire drive; essentially Mirror it to the new Formatted Empty USB. I am wondering why the ...
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Cloning External HDD OS to Internal HDD OS

I got windows 7 premium 32 bit on my internal HDD and windows 7 ultimate 64 bit on my external HDD that I acquired from my laptop. I’m trying to clone the os from my external HDD to my internal HDD ...
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I can boot from a clone, but only when the original drive isn't plugged in

I have a Samsung 850 EVO with Windows 10 installed and a new, blank Samsung 960 EVO. I'd like to move Windows to the 960 since it's faster. Then I can wipe the 850 and use it as extra storage. I ...
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Can I transfer a Samsung Evo 850's SSD to another computer?

What I'd like to do is to use the SSD on the new computer I am building, but right now it has a copy of Windows on it from the old computer. Is there a way to clone the SSD's Windows to another hard ...
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Rsync to sync production to failover

I have server1 as production server. I have server3 as failover server. Spun up from snapshot of server1. I have server2 as filebackup server for server one. Role is to be the workhorse for supporting ...
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clone m2 pcie drive with windows 10 on

I have installed Windows 10 enterprise on a m2 PCI Express samsung 256GB drive. In case that drive crashes I would like to make a clone that I update every week and ready to install. Is it possible? ...
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When cloning a hard drive, does the new hard drive have to be the same model as the older one?

I have a Samsung HD103SJ that's making weird noises when reading and I'd like to replace it. I'ts old, and this HDD costs around $130 on Amazon. I'd rather clone it to a Western Digital Black HDD, ...
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How do I clone a larger drive on to a smaller one

Can Todo Backup clone from a 500 GB hard drive to a 120 GB? The 500 contains the OS plus 15 applications. The 120 is empty. A second 120 only contains the OS. I can clone using either. Todo says the ...
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Cloned HDD won't boot neither will the original

I tried cloning for the first time using Macrium Reflect. The clone seemed to go okay but when I tried to boot from the new HDD nothing would happen, I would just get a blank screen. So I put back ...
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Can't boot Windows 8.1 after cloning from HDD to SSD

I have been running into this issue sometimes when cloning HDDs to new SSDs and was wondering is anyone had some ideas; I use EaseUS backup normally to clone disks and any Windows 7 one will work fine,...
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Cloning Cloned HDD's

One thing I do for my job team is create master hard drives for a software platform that they develop for. We get these installer disks that are inserted into a machine (laptops in this case), which ...
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Windows system drive cloning - but without copying garbage data

I am in the process of upgrading my computer to a larger SSD as Windows system drive. My problem is that the old SSD has a very annoying trait of choosing some random old data to present for deleted ...
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How to clone SSD on PC while OS is running?

I have on my PC an Intel 120 GB SSD (the Windows drive) and a 1 TB HDD. I want to replace the Intel 120 GB SSD with a Crucial 256 GB SSD (and after that use the Intel drive as a third drive). How can ...
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Unable to boot WIN7 from 2nd disc after cloning it with Aomei

I have an external hard drive (drive P=1.5TB) + two internal hard drives (drive C=2TB and drive D=1TB). All drives are 75% free. I have upgraded my D drive from Vista to WIN 7 and cleaned up the D ...
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How to clone a VM, without purchasing additional tool? [closed]

I am looking for a free way to clone a machine in vsphere. I am using ESXI 5.0, I cannot seem to find that option. All my research lead to commercial packages. Do I need to pay to have that feature?...
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Cloning win 7 32 bit from HD to SSD Macrium reports incompatible sector size

Created a drive image of Win 7 Prof 32 bit on an HP 6930P laptop from the internal Seagate 160Gb HD on to a USB 3 TB Toshiba HD with Macrium (5.something,latest free download) and verified. Bought ...
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Does cloning clone also the old MAC address?

If I clone my Linux system to other computers will this also clone the old MAC address to the new computers? EDIT: due to the answer below I really know what is a MAC address... And sure Linux is a ...
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Impersonating Router [closed]

Is it possible to completely(mean what type of network device from vendor id) impersonate Router as computer or laptop by cloning mac address of the computer or laptop ? Whether it is possible to know ...
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Is there a way to image or clone a Windows 8 tablet that runs off eMMC storage?

I am attempting to image or clone Windows 8 tablets that run off eMMC storage. The specific device in use in an Asus Vivotab Smart that runs Windows 8 Core. Having attempted traditional imaging ...
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Clonezilla/partclone of an NTFS partition sees too much used space

I'm cloning an HDD using Clonezilla (which in turn uses partclone). When it reaches an NTFS partition of mine, it thinks the partition has many tens of GB of used space, despite the fact that the ...
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How can I “snapshot” an Ubuntu Server installation and deploy it to multiple other machines

I am a web developer and frequently have to set up and configure virtual machines and dedicated machines (almost always on Ubuntu Server installations). I was wondering if there was an effective and ...
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How to clone a SD card from HP network attached photosmart printer using Linux?

How to make a low level (file system unaware) cloning of a SD card inserted in an HP Photosmart printer, which is accessible via a local network ? smb://192.168.1.58 (192.168.1.58 is my printer IP) ...
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System files missing after copying an SD card in OS X

I copied all my files from a 4 GB to a 16 GB SD card via OS X Finder, and lost quite a bit of system files that my Android can't find. Is there a trick to get everything to transfer?
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Unable to clone laptop display on HDTV

I am trying to clone (not extend) my laptop to a Vizio HDTV. Facts: 1-Vizio HDTV 2-Eee Asus laptop 3-Wireless HDMI connection via Nyrius Aries Prime capable of 1080p. I tried Fn/F8 and Microsoft (...
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Does cloning a drive overwrite all the info on the drive negating the need to zero the drive using a utility like Dban?

If I do a fresh install of XP and then run Eraser 6 (from Source Forge) to overwrite all the free space on the drive won't clonezilla write every bit of info from the cloned image to the new hard ...
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Is it possible to make a disk-to-disk clone via USB?

I have an internal laptop HDD which I wish to copy to another SATA HDD. There is no spare storage for storing an image, so I wish to make a direct disk-to-disk clone. I have connected the destination ...
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What software should I use to make a copy of my hard drive in ISO format?

I want to make a complete copy of my hard drive (and I have the capability to boot off external media to allow for unmounting of hard drive partitions). However, the majority of "ghosting" software I ...
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Creating Images for OS deployment

We are looking to start creating images of our workstations to use when deploying workstations or to speed up restorations of existing workstations. I've been doing some research into this and the ...
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Attempt to CLONE Mac OS X HFS+ main drive fails with "Restore Failure An error (32) occurred while copying (Broken Pipe)

For years I have been cloning the main drive on my MacBooks to make bootable external drives. This way I have a (reasonably) up-to-date, bootable, portable external drive that I can plug into any mac ...
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Clone a 2TB WD Green internal drive with bad sectors to a 3TB partitioned external

I have a 2TB WD Black drive and would like to simply do a straight clone from a failing 3TB drive to it. Both are SATA. Will I be able to just install the new drive alongside the faulty one and then ...
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A tiered approach to cloning linux partitons

I'm looking at a strategy for cloning Linux (root) partitions without having to use a Live CD. Literature suggests rightly that the source and target partitions must be umounted to be able to get a ...
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Cloning a hard drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Clone a Hard Disk Content to Another Hard Disk Bit-for-bit copy of hard drive in Windows? There is a hard drive in a laptop. I need to clone it (preferably bit-for-bit) onto ...
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How can I copy my Windows installation to a smaller HDD?

I'm almost certain my "new" hard drive I bought last August is the cause of constant BSODs. I've re installed Windows and they keep happening, so... I have a smaller hard drive (320gb vs the "new" ...
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Computer disk cloning/imaging [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to take an image of an hard drive partition I am relatively new to the idea of disk cloning/imaging so bear with me. I am trying to create an image of a computer that I ...
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protection from cable modem MAC cloning

I had a problem a few months ago where the MPAA accused somebody using an IP that my cable modem service provider attributed to me of illegally downloading (or uploading) a movie. Originally, I ...
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Cloning xfs filesystem using cpio?

I need your help in cloning 28TB xfs filesystem I used the following script: /backuptacs.sh >> /backuptacs.log And the script is: #!/bin/ksh echo "++++++++++++++++ Start Date is `date`++++++++...
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how universal is hard drive cloning?

is there any universal software for reading a hard drive image so I know it's ok and don't have to rely in one particular piece of software? like ISO is universal for CDs and if one wanted, one can ...
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Smart but mountable diskimager for windows (that works like ntfsclone -o but in windows)

I like ntfsclone -o image.img because it is mountable. However it is not a windows app. Is there a nice windows solution that: A)Does file mode partition or drive copying (for NTFS). B)Image that ...
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Computer refresh - Efficiently cloning 60 identical computers

To preface my inquiry, I posed a question to the community 3 weeks ago regarding choosing replacement computers for my office of 60 users and had an amazing response. I ended up purchasing 60 HP ...