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Cloning problems

I made a master image using Ubuntu. I got it working to perfection -- when I use Clonezilla to capture the disk it does that perfectly. But I'm having trouble when I try to restore the disk on ...
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Is using exFat (linux driver) for writing backups safe? [closed]

Using an exFat partition gives me the advantage to be able to read and write on Windows and Mac natively. While Windows and Mac are using the original driver from Microsoft (Apple bought a license), ...
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Clonezilla image issues

I've got a server at work that we're having issues with. I'm unable to restore an image to a base unit: Please make sure your /media/images/clonezilla is a directory I can set up the ...
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How to make Ubuntu clone boot?

I am trying to clone my system to a separate HDD. My system specs: Ubuntu 14.4 From drive 250GB SSD To Drive 250GB HDD Below is what I have tried so far: In g-parted I copied the swap, / and /...
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Create ubuntu usb drive from existing installation

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in a desktop machine and I need to clone my system to a laptop that currently has windows 10 installed. I've used this process in similar situations but now I want to have a ...
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Use CloneZilla to upgrade notebook disk

I would like to replace the 500GB HD of my Kubuntu 15.10 notebook by a new 1TB disk. To avoid reinstalling the (relatively fresh) system I want to clone the disk using CloneZilla. This is what I ...
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Copying a Ubuntu installation from a single hard drive to BIOS RAID 0

I am trying to copy an existing Ubuntu installation on a 250GB drive to a BIOS created RAID 0 array with two 160GB drives. I've tried Clonezilla, but it doesn't seem to support BIOS RAID, as the two ...
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grub and grub2 seems to run sequentially at boot time

Recently I have cloned my Ubuntu installation from one drive to another using clonezilla, parted magic. It seems that the clonezilla has put its own bootloader into the target drive. Before cloning, ...
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Boot Clonezilla from a ext4 USB

Is there a way to boot Clonezilla from a ext4 formatted USB? I use such memory for my system backups and would like to also use it to boot Clonezilla
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Cloning multiple partitions in Ubuntu

I am attempting to clone multiple partitions with either Clonezilla or dd without cloning the whole drive which consists of: 1 - a boot partition 2 - a home partition Seen below is the original ...
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Extract Clonezilla image to external drive and boot from it

I have a Clonezilla image of an Ubuntu 14.04 ext4 partition. I want to put it on an external drive and be able to boot from it as in a portable installation. How can I do this? Do I have to convert ...
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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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Can I flash a Clonezilla image to an external disk and boot from it?

I have a Clonezilla image of an Ubuntu 14.04 ext4 partition. If I restore that image to an external disk, will I automatically be able to boot from that drive? After booting, can I then install ...
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Clone/Migrating internal HDD to SSD

I have a internal 500GB HDD but with only 6GB used. I want to migrate/clone this to a 240GB SSD that will be connected to my laptop through a HD dock. What is the easiest way? Thanks Nick
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Clonezilla: problem with custom menu entry

I try to build an semi-automatic entry in my clonezilla usb stick. label Clonezilla live, ::: Restore ::: MENU LABEL Clonezilla live, ::: Restore ::: kernel /live/vmlinuz append initrd=/live/initrd....
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upgrading from a 256gb ssd drive to a bigger one

My laptop came with a 256gb SSD disk. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on it and activated the disk encryption when I installed it (as far as I know you can't disable it afterwards, can I?) Anyway I don't ...
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How to create ubuntu 14.04 (dd .img) Bootable USB clone?

I would like to create ubuntu 14.04 (dd .img) Bootable USB clone. Problem is: I am not able to access Clonezilla as after loading on BIOS mode It display the following errors: "i8042:No controller ...
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Clonezilla image size smaller than expected

I just used Clonezilla for the first time today. It seemed to go well, but the resulting image is smaller than I expected. The parition that I wanted to clone has about 21GB of space used on it, yet ...
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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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Seagate Hybrid Drives failing on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Dell 9030 AIOs

I've been encountering a strange phenomenon with Seagate 500GB Hybrid drives in the Dell 9030 AIO's. They came preinstalled with 12.02, but I've been going around imaging them with CloneZilla to 14.04....
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advice about restoring an old clonezilla backup

I have an external hard drive with a CloneZilla back-up of an old Ubuntu system that I was using in '09. I have considered trying to purchase the exact same Dell laptop this was on in the interest ...
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What to do after clonezilla partition install on new machine? refresh grub? fstab? create swap?

Amazingly, somehow, I... a noob.. successfully restored a cloned linux partition from my old laptop into my new one (and didn't lose windows in the process). Then successfully got to grub2 rescue ...
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Clonezilla Server Imaging to a smaller drive

Setup I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and have installed Clonezilla Server onto an old laptop which I use as an imaging server. This connects to a mini switch and then I connect other computers into that to ...
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Backup a remote server with Clonezilla

I've got a Virtual Private Server and I would rather make a backup. The fact is I got the cheapest VPS and it comes without any backup feature. So I wondered if it were possible to use CloneZilla to ...
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Using clonezilla to mirror hard drives to be used on different system?

I've cloned my system hard disk to another hard disk using boo-table Clonzilla USB because I don't want to do a clean installation of Ubuntu on a second system now my second system is running fine.I ...
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Clonezilla - if I need Live DVD, why bother installing?

I am running 15.04 (with LVM) and I want to create an iso image of my SDD. Installed Clonezilla (sudo apt-get install clonezilla) and tried to use the tool from within 15.04. It tells me "Error! No ...
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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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Optimal Ubuntu setup for taking advantage of Clonezilla?

I'm having a problem regarding the cloning of my disk; Clonezilla requires as much free space as the size of my original drive. So, I decided to re-install Ubuntu manually following the instructions ...
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Repair Grub after Clonezilla

I installed an partition image (Ubuntu 14.04) from another computer to my computer (previously Ubuntu 12.04) using clonezilla. The system partition on the other computer was sda1 and on my computer ...
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Linux backup recommendation? [duplicate]

I've read this excellent post: Comparison of backup tools ...But I'm having trouble finding one that meets my criteria. Hopefully someone with some hands-on experience can save me the weeks of trying ...
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Clonezilla on normal running system

I only used Clonezilla on Live USB and tried to use it inside running Ubuntu 14.04 amd64, so before installed it in usual way apt-get install clonezilla Then inserted source USB drive to clone ...
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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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Setting up DRBL for Clonezilla issue with instructions

I'm having trouble setting up DRBL for Clonezilla. The instructions in step 1 say to uninstall the program used to access the internet then step 2 calls for using the program that was just ...
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disk image feature in disks utility. Has anyone used it?

I have my ubuntu 14.04 system in one partition (I do not have an extra partition for home) while I have date in another partition. I regularly backup data using a backup tool (areca) but I was ...
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Error mounting: mount: /dev/sdb1: can't read superblock after clonezilla image restoration

Recently, I tried to restore a clonezilla backup of my usb harddisk as the previous one crashed. The old disk is 320GB (about 100Gb in use) and the new one is 1TB It seems the the image is restored ...
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Move a persistent USB Ubuntu to a smaller USB drive

I plan to move my persistent USB Ubuntu which is currently on a 32GB USB drive (limited to only 4GB by default) to a new 4GB USB drive. I'm thinking of using Clonezilla to do this. Is this the best ...
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cloning server to almost identical server

My hosting company has lowered its prices, but if I want to be on the new fare, I have to create a new server, which sucks. The new server's hardware will be strictly identical to the current one. ...
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Best Backup System for Ubuntu [duplicate]

Is Clonezilla the best backup system for Ubuntu 12.04.5? And if so, what do I need to do to download it...ie: Do I need to partition files? If so, how to do this. Thanks.
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how to install ubuntu and applications in separate partition [duplicate]

I what to format my computer such that both the os and all additional applications are going in one partition and all of my person files in a second one. The reason for that is that I can then create ...
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How to make carbon copy of Ubuntu 14.04 and re-install it later?

My Ubuntu set-up is quite complex and it requires few hours of installing software, changing bash configuration and creating a lot of symlinks. Since I often experiment with my system, it tends to get ...
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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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Boot Clonezilla ISO from GRUB2 Menu

I want to use the most current Clonezilla iso file to backup the partition that contains the Ubuntu operating system that is stored on partition one of my computer's hard drive and I want to be able ...
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Can Clonezilla copy my primary image partition ( bootable system) to another partition in the same physical disk

I'm trying to create an image copy of my bootable partition of Lubuntu 14.04 (/dev/sda1) to another partition on the same physical disk ( /dev/sda3), using Clonezilla (20140518), and selecting device-...
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How to create a bootable Clonezilla USB that works?

I'm trying to create a bootable clonezilla usb with tuxboot, the application that is recommended by clonezilla site. I installed it via Ubuntu PPA and follow the instructions on the site to put files ...
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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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Restoring clonezilla images - cat | gzip | partclone not working!

I am trying to restore an image that was taken with clonezilla. It was taken from a Windows 7 machine and was broken up into multiple files of the following format.. sda1.ntfs-ptcl-img.gz.a* (where * ...
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Backup and Disaster recovery moving from Windows XP

I have recently migrated from Windows XP to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and am trying to understand how to reproduce the functionality I used in Windows for backups, and if possible improve it. I used to run ...
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Can I load Clonezilla not from USB but from my main internal HDD?

I use Clonezilla for backups. For that I write image to USB, loading from it and make image to my second PC. Can I load Clonezilla not from USB but from HDD of my laptop?
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Backup SSD as image

I want to backup an existing SSD on a new notebook with a pre-installed Windows, Recovery Partition, ... before I wipe it and install Ubuntu on it. (It is too small for a dual-boot) Until now I have ...