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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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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 ...
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Cloning a Git Repo from a Windows Dropbox Server

I've set up a git repo on my Windows desktop successfully, but I'm having a little difficulty cloning the repo onto my Ubuntu laptop. I use TortoiseGit on my Windows desktop, but I want to start ...
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What is the difference between “Cloned MAC address” in “Edit Connection” GUI and ifconfig command?

I found that there are at least two methods to assign a spoofed MAC address to my network connection: Assign a MAC address to a connection using "Edit connection" GUI in WiFi (or Ethernet) tab ...
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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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GZip of drive image created by using `dd` command

I created yesterday a drive image using GZip. I opened the 51.3 GiB file named ssd.img.gz to see one icon thats a package of 3.9 GiB, yes, thats THree point Nine Gigabytes in size and has the name of ...
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Clone a disk to a zip file in 14.10 [duplicate]

I have asked a couple of times on how to go about this cloning of a drive, I have been advised to use dd or cat but neither work, well dd worked but not as expected. The command I used was: dd ...
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Problem with referencing a drive with spaces in its label

the problem... My external HDD on a USB port is listed as device /dev/sdc with partition 1 of that drive /dev/sdc1 mounted on /media/mark/Seagate Expansion Drive. The problem is the spaces, I can't ...
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Copy an image of a disk to an external drive

As far as my last copying experience went, basically it didn't happen. I have tried the onboard GUI tools to create a disk image. I am not bothered about errors, I just need to make a copy of that ...
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Cloning Ubuntu 14.10 installations

I need to use a range of Cloud VPS providers to run servers across the world. The first batch of providers is Vultr, DigitalOcean and DimensionData. Each of them offer the ability to create ...
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Making an exact copy of a drive with 14.10 on it to a larger drive

I am currently running out of an 8GB SD Card, I need to copy the drive to a 16GB SD Card. dd from my research clones the partitions and the boot sector, etc. The 8GB drive is encrypted, how do I ...
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How to install Git GUI on my local machine that runs on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit OS? [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit OS on my local machine. I want to setup/install Git GUI on this machine. Then I'm having one repository at GitLab that I need to make clone of on my machine, then I ...
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Clone desktop ubuntu on a pendrive to run on another machine

i would like to clone my desktop ubuntu onto a pendrive that could be installed onto another machine with all my settings and files. Is it possible? Thanks.
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Cloning XBox360 with dd

I see a couple of tutorials here on using dd, but I wanted to ask to make 100% sure. Can I clone my XBox360 hdd over to a larger hdd using dd? I just dont want to lose my current data thats there. ...
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Can not clone lxc container with lvm backingstore after ubuntu update

Command lxc-clone -s -K -M -H -o debian7 -n debian7-bak Result lxc_container: bdev.c: mount_unknown_fs: 209 failed to determine fs type for '/dev/vg/debian7' lxc_container: bdev.c: detect_fs: 320 ...
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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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Restore Disc for Windows Before Switching to Ubuntu [closed]

I have been trying to get my laptop to dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu for hours and hours. No matter what I do there is just something else wrong. I want to just wipe Windows off my computer entirely ...
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Clonezilla virtualbox setup

I've set up a virtual Ubuntu desktop in virtualbox, and I was wondering how I can use Clonezilla (or software like it) to clone it as an iso to install onto multiple desktops.
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Moving Ubuntu and Windows from seperate drives to single drive [duplicate]

I currently have three hard drives in my machine that I dual-boot: - 1TB for data - 80GB win 7 - 240GB Ubuntu (only using less than half) I just got a new 256GB SSD, and I'd like to end up with both ...
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Struggling with server restore

I am new to Ubuntu after a long time of putting it off. Over the past few months I have gone from a complete novice to running my own home server with nginx and php-fpm and my website is working ...
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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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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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Two-fold problem with nvidia (high cpu usage) & nouveau (blank external monitor)

I am facing two different problems with the nvidia & nouveau drivers. With the nvidia driver, all seem to work just fine.... except one thing: cpu usage gets pretty high, especially when scrolling ...
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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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Gnome-maps clone issue

I am quiet new to Ubuntu. I am trying to clone gnome-maps and its throwing the following message. Please help me out. Requested 'gio-2.0 >= 2.39.3' but version of GIO is 2.24.1 Requested 'gjs-1.0 ...
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gnome tweak tool clone error

Have issue in cloning gnome tweak tool. I am getting the below error. cp: cannot create regular file `m4/intltool.m4': No such file or directory intltoolize: cannot copy ...
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How to do a dual boot of two Ubuntu operating systems?

This problem is little bit different than other similar ones. I have a clone image of Ubuntu production system and plan to propagate it to two different partitions (e.g., /dev/sda1, /dev/sda2). How ...
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Moving ubunutu to bigger hard drive

Hi I have cloned my current ubutun installation onto a bigger hard drive using clonezilla but the amount of freespace is still the same as before So i did some searching and found out that I have ...
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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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Rename a loadbalancer from its cloned drive Ubuntu 10.04.4

I have 2 LVS load balancers and cloned the drive of one. The 2nd system is developing drive failure. What are the steps to rename the cloned system to replace the failing machine? In other words: LB1 ...
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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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Is it possible to install Ubuntu on external disks from an active workstation?

I am running Ubuntu on my workstation and have connected three blank drives to it. I would like to install three copies of Ubuntu onto the blank drives while continuing to work in my operating system. ...
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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 vs imaging in ubuntu

Currently I am working on Ubuntu system. Now I have to create a backup on the other hard drive, such that I can replicate/install my whole system on the another system. So I have following drives. ...
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Clone User Profile with Encrypted Home Folder

I'd like to clone my user profile on my local machine. I'd like to do so, just to keep all the preferences and not to have to redefine all of them manually. I've tried this, but when I login, it will ...
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How to clone a user profile on the same computer?

Does anyone have a sure-fire way to make a new profile identical to another profile on the same computer? I have to put that in bold because it seems every time I search online the only thing that ...
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How to do a full clone of a VM?

Environment: Host machine: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Guest machine: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Virtualization system: VirtualBox last version. How can I perform a full clone of my VM ?
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Backing up a HDD using dd

I'm trying to install Linux Mint alongside Windows 8 on my laptop, but the install disc did not recognize Windows, so I'll have to do a custom install, which is something I've never done, and I want ...
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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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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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True Image Alternative

Is there any alternative to Acronis True Image which supports ext4/btrfs and has the same capabilities? I want: compression partition/disk level and also file level backup and restore image ...
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How to make a bootable backup of my 14.04 computer

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running the GNOME shell and i want to know how to make a full backup of my os and files and settings. I cannot use remastersys and i have tried clonezilla but keep getting errors. ...
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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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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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Clonezilla vs. FOG on Ubuntu

I am hopeful that someone in this community will be able to help me. I am stumbling my way through my first experience with any form of Linux computing. Since 2003 I have used Windows and Symantec's ...
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install grub after copy ubuntu

i need to install grub on a new hard drive. i have a 1tb hard drive with linux mint on it. i also have a dual boot 40gb hard drive with windows xp and ubuntu 12.04lts with grub to chose an os. i ...
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How to properly clone both root and user information with proper permissions?

I have been looking for a backup software for my Ubuntu boxes that works with the similar ease of EaseUs backup software for windows. I would like to be able to back up both user info and root info. ...
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Cloning with DD command

How can I back-up a partition (not the whole disk) to another partition on an external hard-disk using DD? I achived this with the following command: sudo dd if=/dev/sda6 of=/dev/sdb3 bs=1M ...
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Cloning Ubuntu 13.10

I have 200 windows 7 laptops that were just delivered. I have a test laptop that I have setup with ubuntu. What is the best way to clone the new laptops to exactly match the identical ubuntu ( setup ...