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System backup with dd to external hdd

I want to backup my whole system. I am wondering if the dd command is a good choice for that. dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb For example: /dev/sda is my system partition (partition is on a ssd if that ...
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How to I copy bootable USB flash drive to larger drive?

I've tired a number of things to get this to work and I'm missing something. I ran out of space on my 8gb bootable flash drive. I'm running 12.04 server. The drive has sda1 (primary 4gb), sda2 ...
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How to clone to a smaller harddisk?

How to clone a harddisk to a smaller sized one. Clonezilla is great but it doesn't support such functionality. Also dd and PartImage don't support this demand. rsync will not copy the MBR since an ...
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Clone Ubuntu with openssh-server, Still asking for password

I have a Ubuntu virtual machine with ssh installed. (Ubuntu 12 with GUI) I clone it and renew the clone IP address. I want that the Master can have ssh to the clone without asking password. I had ...
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Clone an Ubuntu machine with software RAID

I need to migrate my dedicated server to a new one: Both server are hosted remotely, I've no access to physical machines, only root ssh The old server is running Ubuntu server 13.10, ...
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How to Clone Ubuntu installed on USB stick onto PC HDD?

I'we allready have a USB stick with Ubuntu installed. I'm running ubuntu from the USB stick so that I can bring it with me and plug it into different computers and boot my allready tweaked and ...
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Clone Unity Dock for All Users?

I've spent 3 days trying to figure out how to clone the Unity dock from my firstuser profile in Ubuntu 12.04 to all of the other profiles I'm hoping to create. I've read where the /etc/skel folder ...
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Cloning Ubuntu installation without needing a Grub2 reinstall?

Is there any software out there that would allow a Ubuntu Hard Drive to be cloned without needing to reinstall grub after installation?
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How To clone harddisk for moving Ubuntu to a new machine?

I am moving my Ubuntu box to a new hardware and for that i must clone the entire harddisk to a new one. I have read about clonezilla and dd but i am unsure how to use them. I could also hook up both ...
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Make a snapshot of Ubuntu for future installs

When we install Ubuntu, we get a lot of softwares pre-installed. Just like this, is it possible for me to install Ubuntu, then install all my required softwares and packages, setup my desktop and ...
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Mouse and keyboard cloning software

is there a software available that can "mirror" keyboard and mouse inputs to multiple windows? Like I have a "master"-window in which I click and write and the input from there gets send to several ...
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Is it possible to clone a machine by “restoring” the backup of the existing machine to the new machine? [duplicate]

I am wondering if the following is possible and exactly how I should go about it: I have machine 'A' (dual core i5 2.3 GHz) with Ubuntu 12.04LTS installed and configured just the way I like it. I ...
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Is it safe to clone the current used disk

I have a hard drive I am using and I need to clone it, but I can not turn the computer off to take the HDD out. I want to know how safe it is to clone a disk that is being used at the moment it is ...
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Clone Ubuntu on USB to a larger USB stick?

I have an old, unbranded 2GB USB with 10.10 that is running a Samba server connected to a RAID array (basically a makeshift NAS.) As most people do, I started running out of space with the various ...
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Install ubuntu packages to other machine? [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop with all the packages. I am finished with it, everything is up and running. Now i want to install Ubuntu on my desktop but don't want to download all the ...
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How to clone Ubuntu 13.04 and boot - “mbr error 1 press any key to boot from floppy”

I need to clone Ubuntu 13.04 that was previously tuned to 50 identical computers. I've tried to clone from source disk to another using Acronis True Image or Clonezilla. It seems that all partitions ...
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Create image from older to newer

I have an older hp-540 laptop and bought a new dell-inspiration-14r. Now I want to create a complete image of my older into the new one.Is this possible? if possible than how? I have ubuntu 12.04 in ...
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Can I clone my existing Ubuntu 12.10 and install to USB

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed from scratch. It is set up the way I would want to have it also for my Laptop and work Laptop. But rather than actually installing the OS again two more times, I want ...
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recover data on external drive

I lost all my data on an external hard driven and need help getting it back. I first installed ubuntu 12.04 64bit in dual boot along side windows 7 64,then I updated and installed all the programs ...
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Cloning a remote virtual Server

I rented a virtual server running Ubuntu. To test changes to my configuration I'd like to be able to try them on a local machine. So basically I'd like to create a clone of the virtual server (I don't ...
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Clone encrypted HDD to smaller drive

For my work Laptop I use full HDD encryption and I need to upgrade my 500GB HDD to a 250 SSD drive, my HDD has only around 100GB of data and is created via encrypted LVM. GParted does not support ...
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Script/tool to clone a ubuntu server

I have installed and configured a ubuntu server (installing additional packages and making modifications to some configuration files). Now I would like to install an almost identical system, which ...
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Cloning an encrypted hard disk to a different computer

I'm using 12.10 with full-disk encryption. Can I clone my full-encrypted hard disk from an old laptop and write it, as-is, to a new laptop and expect everything to work correctly right away? If there ...
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How to create an image of my ubuntu 12.10

Hi last week I installed ubuntu 12.10 on my laptop and Today I have my system more or less configure as I like. I would like to know how can I create an image of the system that can use to install ...
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How can I clone a hard disk to a smaller SSD?

I have a hard drive in my laptop with a windows and an ubuntu partition. I got an SSD to replace my hard drive, but it has a slightly lower capacity. I've already partitioned the SSD to the sizes I ...
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SD card cloning using the dd command

I am trying to clone an SD card which may contain a number of partitions, some of which Ubuntu cannot recognize. Generally, I want to clone the whole volume, not only some partition. So, I mount the ...
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Cloning a dual boot system from HDD to SSD

I'm planning on replacing my laptop's HDD with a 256GB SSD, but I have a dual-boot (12.04 and Windows 7) setup and I'd like to be able to directly migrate Ubuntu over without having to reinstall and ...
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How to clone two hard drives into one

Lately when running SMART tests of my hard drives above shows many errors I read a good number of sectors so I decided to buy a new one. The problem is I do not want to have to reinstall my operating ...
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is 'dd' command taking too long?

I set up dd to clone a smaller system 40.00GB hard drive (/dev/sda) to a new bigger 111.00GB one connected via a USB reader (dev/sdb) and Its been going for two hours now. The activity meter on the ...
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When Cloning Linux Systems

Assuming you want to use the same OS type on each computer (Ex: Intel x32 bit), is it possible to clone one linux file system of one computer (IE the entire OS) to another computer's hard drive that ...
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Backup programs and user data from an old hdd to a new installation on ssd

I have a Ubuntu system on my old hdd, which is connected via usb to this system, and a sdd is built into my notebook. At the moment I am running an Ubuntu system from a usb stick. I have tried to ...
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Possibility to encrypt files to only be used on the current PC

Is it possible to do the following: Allow user to access anything on PC Encrypt information in a way that it can only be accessed from that particular PC. If user tries to clone/dd/gpart copy the ...
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How to duplicate a tab in Firefox?

Is it possible to clone/duplicate tab in Firefox? Basicaly, the other new tab should contain the same history of the tab I'm trying to clone.
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How to disable clone display mode on Ubuntu login screen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to force Multiple Monitors correct resolutions for LightDM? I'm using Toshiba Satellite L750-20C laptop as primary display (screen resolution 1366x768) and AOC ...
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How to clone my Lucid (10.04) + root as an image for further re-installation?

How to clone my OS + it's root as an image (without size limitation) and then for example writing it on a dual layered DVD? I used Remastersys but it issues the size of the output image and then ...
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Strategy Need to Migrate larger SATA drive to smaller SSD?

My current 12.04 install is on a 750GiB SATA drive and I would like to smaller 480GiB SSD. I only have about 250GiB in use right now, along with an 8 GiB swap partition. I regularly use Clonezilla, ...
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Clone 320GB Hardrive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make a disk image and restore from it later? Backup : Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Can i clone 320gb hardrive with Ubuntu installed onto a 8gb PenDrive. I have ...
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Is it worth it to change from Ext4 to Ext3 in order to use Partimage?

I am looking for a partition imaging program, like Norton Ghost or Acronis True Image, that will run on the PC (not from live-cd or USB) and can save the image onto a separate partition. I am brand ...
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Installing/Cloning from Ubuntu Installed and Running on USB to HD

I installed Ubuntu on to a USB and everything's running perfectly thus far. I can use it to boot into my desktop as well as laptops. The question I have:- I would like to use the Ubuntu on the USB ...
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Can no longer boot win7 after win7/ubuntu partition cloning to another drive. Any idea?

I recently changed the drive of my laptor, from 500G HDD to 256 SSD. I did the cloning using gparted for reducing and copying all partitions from HHD to SSD. After which I reinstalled grub on the new ...
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Differences between cloning an installation and doing a fresh installation

From what an end user might experience, what are the differences between cloning to a new PC/Laptop an already installed, configured and updated system or doing a fresh installation assuming that the ...
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Clonning a Dual boot HDD

I have a laptop with 320 Gb HDD running Win7/Fedora 16. This is what I wanna do. clone the 320 Gb HDD to a 500 Gb HDD, keep the windows partition as it is, wipe out fedora 16 and install ubuntu 12.04 ...
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'Cloning' Ubuntu to my other PC?

I searched here and see mention of Clonezilla and Remastersys - but nothing I found answered my question completely, so I ask: My home PC is just a generic one, and now that I changed it to Ubuntu I ...
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Can I create a bootable external HD from an existing Ubuntu installation?

I know how to do a fresh installation on an external (USB) HDD and make it bootable but I'd like to avoid configuring it and installing all the apps and tweaks. Can I just make the drive bootable ...
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How to copy a bootable NTFS partition from one physical hard drive to another with Ubuntu?

I have a USB flash drive with Ubuntu 11.10 installed that I would like to use for the following task: I have a hard drive with 4 partitions. The second one is formatted with NTFS and contains a fully ...
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How do i make my existing ubuntu in a bootable installation CD? I tried remastersys but fails with 11.10

I need to install 10 PC which has identical setup and hardware. So i was trying remastersys but its failing. How can i resolve this or use something else to achieve this? Updating the remastersys.log ...
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Clone an initial Ubuntu 11.10 installation for different users

I have a question and hope you guys would be able to help me out. I am going to make an fresh Ubuntu 11.10 installation. While installing, I would create the user "chris". Afterwards I would ...
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How can I know how long `dd` cloning will take?

I have to dd a couple of 1TB hard drives. They are taking several hours to clone and I was wondering if there was any way possible of knowing how fast they are going, how much they have done and how ...
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Ext4 suitable Partition backup tool?

I just tried partimage , it doesn't have a EXT4 support officially , all my partition was displayed as ext3fs , and my LVM volume are named as dm-X. So i'm wondering if there's another workable ...
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Anyway to make a liveCD from my current installation?

Remastersys is no longer maintained and UCK as well as Live-Magic aren't exactly what I'm looking for as they remaster a livecd. What I'm aiming for is something like PCLOS's makelivecd so I can have ...