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Best way to clone an installation (copying to identical hardware) [closed]

Kind-of like this question but slightly different (I think), in that I have 6 identical Acer Aspire Revo R3610 machines. One is (almost) configured to my requirements - when I'm done preparing it I'd ...
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Migrating Ubuntu 14.04 from persistent live USB to laptop

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a persistent Live 8GB USB stick. It works fine, I've installed a lot of software and set up a PostgreSQL database as well as a few git repositories. Is it possible to ...
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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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xubuntu custom read only image

I'm using xubuntu mostly with the read-only default image (without installation). I was wondering if it's possible to tweak that same exact default xubuntu image and use that newly created image as ...
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Desparate: how can I clone my Ubuntu USB harddisk so that I really can boot from the new clone

I'm quite new to this, but in the past few weeks I've been able to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on a Ventura USB hard disk (240 Gb), and after a lot of issues (getting Citrix Receiver, Adobe flash, etc. ...
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duplicate my bootable SD card to a new SSD

I've been running 14.04 from my bootable 64G SD card. I just bought a new 120G SSD for the machine. I want clone the 64G to the 120G so that becomes the boot drive. Keeping all my files intact on the ...
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Enlarge disk partition after cloning [duplicate]

I have SSD disk 30GB with Ubuntu installation. It is too small, because I have there some servers and projects. Currently, there is about 800MB free space. I already bought new SSD disk with 120GB. I ...
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Ubuntu to have multiple clones on one external drive

I recently backed up my entire Ubuntu 64bit 14.04 operating system using Clonezilla onto an exteranl hard drive, and wish to make a second clone, as my system has been updated. I want to keep both ...
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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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Lubuntu Custom Image [duplicate]

I need to make an iso for a custom lubuntu setup, but the steps seem too complicated. Here are some things that I need help with. Compling the actual OS I'm running on a potato and a peanut (Not ...
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Trying to understand commands affecting unmounted drives

I'm currently trying to understand some code I have found which unmounts a drive but then does operations onto it (which seems quite strange to me). The situation is as follows: I have a mount named ...
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Clone to Drive with Different Format

What command tool and combination of flags can I use to copy all contents of an external NTFS drive to an external ExFAT drive. Copying and pasting or using "cp -a -n /source /target" results in ...
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Auto installer for vps

Scenario is: I have a vps running ubuntu having nginx and other stuff I want to make it into an autoinstaller and probably save it online somewhere, so that it can be accessed via curl, wget, ...
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Can no longer boot Windows 7 after Windows 7/Ubuntu partition cloning to another drive

I recently changed the hard drive of my laptop, from a 500GB HDD to a 256GB SSD. I did the cloning using GParted for reducing and copying all partitions from HHD to SSD, after which I reinstalled ...
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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 ...
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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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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 copy an Ubuntu install from one laptop to another

I am going to change my machine: from a laptop with Ubuntu to another laptop where I am going to install Ubuntu... I am quite happy with the current system, what I am afraid of is having to rebuild ...
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Clone a disk to a zip file in 14.10 [duplicate]

EDIT: I have reviewed the "Duplicate claim" and to be frank, it is not answering my query, like most of my questions, the existing duplicate question do not answer my query. Besides that, I am ...
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Why does my TP link adapter disconnects from the AP when I change the mac address of wlan1

I have TP-Link TL-WN722N WiFi Adapter(Atheros Chip). I have tried changing mac address of using macchanger and some inbuilt commands. But every time I connect to the AP, the Wifi Adapter disconnects ...
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Clone ubuntu server to another machine using Clonezilla

I am trying to clone an Ubuntu Server 14.04 installation on another machine because I don't want to do a fresh install. I downloaded Clonezilla on the Ubuntu Server machine and followed the steps to ...
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How do I automate nightly disk imaging?

I do a lot of development work, and sometimes this means messing around with drivers, non-official packages, and boot settings. I want to start automating nightly disk imaging so no matter what ...
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Clone Ubuntu server on different machine

I have ubuntu server configured and working properly. Now I want to migrate exactly the same settings including all my data to another machine that could possibly be a different machine. Is there any ...
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how can I pull a file from bitbucket

I'm new to bitbucket and Ubuntu. I just created a project and a Java file on bitbucket. I was able to clone before adding the file. Once I added the file, I ran git pull - but ubuntu threw a fatal ...
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Recover external drive after faulty clone

I was trying to restore my formatted D partition using testdisk by following the first answer in this Q&A In one of the steps I was supposed to clone my D drive to an external HDD and did so ...
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Use a backup to clone to a new machine

I'd like to clone my machine, to another one, from my backups (rsync & dump). Is it possible ? How should I do (extract HDD from the target machine and plug into my source machine ; or else) ? ...
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Go to LVM with an already non-LVM disk, how to?

I plan to use LVM. My Ubuntu is currently non-LVM based. I wonder if I can do that without resintalling or if I can: resize current partition (call it part Old) create new partition (call it part ...
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How to clone a hard drive to an image that I can open later?

I need to make a (preferably) mountable image of an 80GB Hdd, and store it on another hard drive. Is there some way that I can do this without losing data? Thanks for the answers I've received so ...
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error while using git clone

I'm trying to use git clone to clone a forked project for compiling. The input/output are as follows: preet@Preet-HP-620:~/clones$ git clone git@github.com:Preet23/android_vendor_resurrection.git ...
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Can't log in to Gnome after disk clone

I recently cloned my hardisk containing my /home partition and have now started booting via the clone. Unfortunately when I log into Gnome I am booted back to the login screen after about 10 seconds. ...
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Syncing dm-crypted drives?

I have 2 usb sticks, 8GB each: usb1 = /dev/sdb usb2 = /dev/sdc usb1 is a full dm-crypted drive and I am currently using usb2 as a backup, just incase usb1 fails. I am cloning usb1 to usb2 using ...
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Possible to format/create partitions with Clonezilla?

I am wondering if its possible to create/format/resize partitions with clonezilla?
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How to clone Ubuntu into same machine with new partion?

In my computer, I want more space for Ubuntu. And for it don't like to format my Ubuntu. How can I copy everything from present Ubuntu and copy everything with user settings etc into other drive? copy ...
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Clone option is not available in VM Virtual Box

I can't find the 'Clone' option in Oracle VM Virtual Box in Ubuntu 12.04 is there any option to fix this?
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How can i easily clone my entire System?

I am running an Ubuntu 14.04 Lts and i experienced some issues with my hard Drive. The thing is a bought a new hdd, same Size 1Tb, and i intend to move all my data (Softs, work, pics, etc) on the new ...
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Why is cp -ax /media/hdd /media/ssd creating a hhd folder in media/ssd instead of copying files there?

I am using liveCD to clone the file system from one drive (hdd) to an ssd (I am trying to migrate my system to use SSD) I mounted /dev/sdb1 (my former hdd) to /media/hdd I mounted /dev/sda1 (my ...
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Clone single partition to empty disk

I would like to clone a single partition off of my current HDD to a newer, larger SSHD. The partition that I would like to clone is running Linux Mint 17.1. Using a bootable Clonezilla USB, I have ...
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How can I know how long `dd` cloning will take? [duplicate]

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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Systemback Live Image

I just used Systemback utility to create a live image of my 14.04 installation. I added the "include user data files" option. Now, my installation is over 100Gb, but the generated image was just ...
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Clonezilla and Alignment

I have to move my 14.04 system from my old SSD onto a new one. Having decided to use Clonezilla, I went for direct disk-to-image: this would have had the bootloader (grub) cloned as well, allowing to ...
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Unable to login after dd clone

I have a test system with two 80GB drives: /dev/sda has Windows7 installed on it and /dev/sdb has Ubuntu 14.04. I imaged the Ubuntu drive to a third USB HDD using dd if=/dev/sdb ...
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Can I clone a 1TB hard drive with Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 to a sshd on a laptop?

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and will upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04 this afternoon. I was curious while looking at hard drives and was seeing that SSHD drives are the perfect mix of hard drive and solid state ...
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What is the best way to clone a disk?

My guess is that dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb bs=4096 will work out well for me. I have some concerns though: What is the ideal bs size? Is it advisable to use a live cd? I simply don't want to ...
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Cloning with DD command

How can I backup a partition (not the whole disk) to another partition on an external hard-disk using DD? I achieved this with the following command: sudo dd if=/dev/sda6 of=/dev/sdb3 bs=1M ...
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Why do I get a “clone: Operation not permitted” after upgrade to 14.04

A call in some C executable tries to to clone(..., CLONE_NEWNS | CLONE_VM | SIGCHLD, ...), which apparently needs privileged access, is giving a "clone: Operation not permitted", since upgrading to ...
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How to make an iso image for the current installed ubuntu?

I usually install Ubuntu 12.10 beside windows on the same machine, and sometimes I have a problem with windows 7 so I have to reinstall it and then reinstall Ubuntu. When that happens I need to ...
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problem with using git using private key

sorry if this question seems so easy but I'm new with UBUNTU and I still couldn't figure that out. I've been given a private key with password to clone and install a software from a repository using ...
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Unkown partitions after cloning HDD

I cloned my 500 GB traditional HDD to a new 512 GB SSD yesterday using ddrescue from a Ubuntu live CD. First, I wrote the whole HDD in a file on another external hard disk and then used this file to ...
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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 ...