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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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Linux based incremental disk image

I use dual boot Windows/Ubuntu. I have a Windows NTFS drive, Linux root, Linux Home, and a shared NTFS between my Linux and windows. I have plan to take disk clone backup from both my Windows OS and ...
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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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Shifting to a Virtual Environment using clonezilla

I recently got appointed the job to shift my company's data-center's systems to a virtual environment. The systems are very varied, some are windows some are Ubuntu server and some are CentOs based. ...
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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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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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Set clonezilla server to point to a different images directory

Currently my Clonezilla Server Edition is looking for the images to restore in /clonezilla but I've put them in a different directory. How do I point clonezilla to look in a different directory? I'm ...
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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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Unable to boot ISO over PXE with Clonezilla server

I've got the Clonezilla server running and when I boot my VM from my other laptop it looks like it's trying to do something; it just hangs for a while at a screen that shows me a read out of my MAC ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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GNU ddrescue imaging results — 116 errors a lot?

A little background on this. It's an 256 GB SSD drive with Windows SP3 32-bit and it's encrypted with PGP Whole Disk Encryption. The file system is corrupt and unreadable. I first ran Clonezilla to ...
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restore clonezilla image on another PC (Ubuntu 12.04)

I use a old HP 5800 PC for installation of openfire server on Ubuntu Server 12.04. For backup, I clone whole HDD. May I know what should be procedure for restoring the image on another PC. Or it's ...
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How to know which Ubuntu I'm booting on

I have used CloneZilla to clone my Ubuntu partition to another partition of the same HDD. Now I have noticed that I have two Ubuntu in the grub menu. How Can get only one Ubuntu in the grub menu? Or ...
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Is it possible to exclude folders in Clonezilla?

I want to backup my Xubuntu using Clonezilla, but I want to exclude some folders, like pictures. Is it possible to exclude some folders from being backed up on Clonezilla? I have 18gb of music, 20 gb ...
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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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Clonezilla SE issues

This is my first go-around with Clonezilla SE. I have it on it's own, private, network where the server is also serving DHCP to the machines that join the network. Server: Dell Optiplex 790 (SFF) OS: ...
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Does clonezilla format the destination HDD?

I want to make an image of my OS partitions. I just have a HDD with important data on it here which i won't format because of it's data. Now I want to know if clonezilla formats the destination HDD ...
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Bootable USB image

I have read and tried a number of the scenarios in the Clonezilla live docs and I haven't as yet been successful in creating what I hope I can. I have also searched the Forum here (via key words etc) ...
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Migrate server with Clonezilla to larger disk

I have a virtual Ubuntu server with a 40 GB hdd. I used Clonezilla and created an disk image of that server. The reason I want to clone it is because of disk space (I need more). The other server is ...
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Why's Clonezilla not able to complete the backup of my HDD (ext4)

I have a single HDD with one single partition. What I need is to make an entire backup image of it and burn it to a DVD so that, in case of a messup, I can restore the entire HDD, as it was before. ...
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Is the create disk image in the disks utility like clonezilla?

In Ubuntu 13.04, the GUI disks utility has the "create disk image" feature. Is it like a disk image that Clonezilla can produce ? If yes, let say I save an image of my HDD which contains my OS to ...
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Is it possible to use Amazon Glacier as backup target for CloneZilla?

If I boot up a system with the CloneZilla LiveCD, is it possible to create a image of an entire disk and upload it to Amazon Glacier? Edit: Maybe my question could be misunderstood. I know that it is ...
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Blank screen after entering password on login screen after clonezilla restore

I get a blank screen after entering my login password at the ubuntu login screen. And after a short while the login screen is restored. Any further attempts result in a similar cycle as before. This ...
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Restore Clonezilla Disk Image to a Disk of a Different Size

I use Clonezilla at my school to save and restore disk Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows images over LAN. When I try to restore an image to a computer with a disk whose size is not identical to the disk where ...
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How to migrate Ubuntu/Windows 7 dualboot from HDD to HDD+SSD without reinstall?

I have a working dual-boot setup (Ubuntu 12.10 and Win7) on my laptop. I got a 320GB HDD with partitions for /, /home, swap, winsys and a big windata partition. There's more than 250GB space occupied ...
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Boot a DRBL Live via pxe

I'm running a FOG server and added many hacks to my pxe menu but now I want to add DRBL Live but it doesn't work I tried that with this pxe configuration LABEL fog.drbl MENU PASSWD ...
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What version of clonezilla live should I use?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal 64 bits, on a different partition Windows Vista 32 bits (brought this factory and I is useful for programs that bring). I want to clone both OS with ...
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how to find partition name of usb drive

I am trying to install Clonezilla to my usd drive . At the very last step I need to run sudo makeboot.sh /dev/sdb But I got this error information "/dev/sdb" is not a valid partition name but ...
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Use clonezilla without booting from the clonezilla live cd?

I have two hard drives, /dev/sda and /dev/sda. Predictably, I boot from sda. When I boot from the clonezilla live cd and go through the wizard to make a backup image, it tells me that I can use a ...