Duplicating an installation of Ubuntu

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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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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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How to automatically clone a VM?

I run a Windows XP VM on an Ubuntu host machine version 14.04. I cloned 5 times the main VM. I am running a special software on the first VM. The software will damage the VM one day or an other. So ...
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Cloning SD card 4GB to SD card 8GB

I need the whole system, all scheduled data, settings, and overall everything I have on the SD card (linux) with 4GB convert to another SD card. How can I do this? My notebook have ubuntu. Both ...
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script to automatically create ext4 and swap in unallocated diskspace

I have to setup/install a number of machines. Some machines have Windows 7 installed. Some machines not. The machines have either 0, 2, or 3 partitions. Every machine has enough free diskspace (20 to ...
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Reflink cloning of LXC container on btrfs?

I use btrfs on my system and have created an LXC container with Xubuntu on it. Now I'd like to use that as a base for other containers. Since it's a btrfs, I can use cp --reflink to create a ...
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HAL not installing for use with APTonCD

I am three weeks into learning Ubuntu... I read a post that said in order to make the APTonCD Load button work, I needed to install Hal. I tried the following, as instructed: sudo apt-get install ...
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Installing Ubuntu to multiple PC's via HDD cloning

Our school will finally be moving on to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from XP (most probably). There will be a pilot run on ~40 PCs with same hardware. So what would be the best (and least time consuming) way to ...
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Ubuntu/Window 7 Dual Boot…Cloning the Ubuntu Partition to another drive

Alright, I have an Ubuntu/Windows 7 dual boot. Windows 7 was installed first and is on a SSD. I installed Ubuntu on a separate 500gb hard drive afterwards as a dual boot configuration. I read ...
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How to clone a dual boot system to an SSD in my case?

I've purchased a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (which comes with magician, the clonning software for samsung). I was willing to clone my (C:) partition (166.44GiB) and my ubuntu (12.04) partition(s) to the ...
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How to create a clone of my OS? [duplicate]

Today I ran into a irrecoverable problem by accidentally formatting my ubuntu drive, In future I don't want to face these kinda problems, So how can I have a clone of my OS (I mean with all the ...
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How to duplicate a customized installation of Ubuntu so it can be installed as if it was a customized distribution? [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu server and I have ways of managing it efficiently. For example, I use LXDE desktop to control LVM and a few other things that are annoyingly easy to get wrong when using the command-line, ...
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Cloning my Hard drive.

2 weeks ago I installed ubuntu and after my back-up hard drive failing I moved all my data onto the hard drive too. I have a Mac laptop and now my replacement hard drive has arrived. I was wondering ...
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Copy Ubuntu 12.04 from one computer to another [duplicate]

I'm a newby to Ubuntu 12.04. How can I reinstall (boot-up on other new computer through USB) the current installed Ubuntu 12.04 !WITH ALL! its directories and installed programs ? Put it in another ...
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Can I generate an installation CD image from my current installation? How do I clone an Ubuntu install?

I recently upgraded my installation of 13.04 to 13.10. My friend has seen this and would like to install Ubuntu. Is there any way I can generate an installation CD from my current install without ...
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Does cloning my HDD to an external HDD leaves the external drive useless?

I'm planning to clone my 320gb HDD, having abut 100gb data to a 1tb external HDD. I fear doing so will leave my external hard disk useless. Will it still be possible to store other data there after ...
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Alter MBR order of partitions after copying partitions to larger drive

I have a new 1TB laptop drive that I want to clone an existing drive to. The issue is that I want to reorder and resize the existing partitions. The existing partition table for the drive is ...
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Is it necessary to change hostname following cloning to multiple machines?

I am cloning multiple laptops in a school environment with edubuntu 12.04. There are some network issues that have resulted with machines not connecting to the wireless. There are 130 machines in ...
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Manual Cloning of a mutli partition gpt disk to smaller target

Ok so I have a Asus Laptop that came with 2x 128 GB ssd and its setup as a raid 0 totaling 256 GB. The first 4 partitions are the important ones. I assembled the raid with mdadm and cloned the entire ...
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Copying desktop installed ubuntu to usb drive with all settings and programs

I have installed Ubuntu on my laptop/desktop. As a root user, I created 17 other accounts with their own permissions. For example other 17 accounts cannot access to internet, they cannot download or ...
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“Bad file descriptor” with /dev/stdin using dd

I've been using this method (Running off a live CD on both ends, and in root shell, as suggested in another of my questions) to clone one computer I've got set up to my liking to four others with the ...
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Ensuring Cloned Computer Can Coexist with Original on Network

I've just cloned a computer (see here for my process, if it's relevant) and I want to make sure it will be OK on the same network as the original. I've changed the host name back to what it was pre ...
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Permission denied using dd to clone main drive

So I'm trying to clone the setup of one computer to 4 identical machines on the same network. I don't fancy the idea of meddling with the insides of the computer, so I'm following the method outlined ...
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Cloning Ubuntu over network

I want to migrate with my 12.04 to another machine. I have found the way with dd and hope it will work for me. The thing is that I have to somehow connect both drives to do the actual cloning. I'm ...
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cloning disks with Lubuntu 12.04 lead to LVDS interface error

I want to ask about a problem I´m having when I want to clone an image of Linux Lubuntu 12.04 from one PC to another. Both systems are identical, hardware, memory and CF cards. The source system runs ...
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How to fix HDD after doing a dd cloning

So yesterday I received a HDD that was used for cloning, the whole thing went like this: An HDD of 1TB which had 120GB used was resized to 140GB. After that they did the following: sudo dd ...
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harddisc clone vs fresh install

In terms of stability and performance, is it better to clone the entire HDD to a new computer or start with a fresh install? btw, much of my production software is in a virtual machine, which can be ...
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How to migrate user settings and data to new machine?

I'm new to Ubuntu and recently started using it on my PC. I'm going to replace that PC with a new machine. I want to transfer my data and settings to the nettop. What aspects should I consider? ...