What I require is to make an exact copy of my existing Ubuntu installation along with all data and applications into a new laptop. What are the simple method's for a normal computer user without much complicated steps.

  • Why not simply move hard drive into the new laptop ? Personally that's what I did. My laptop is Toshiba C55, with UEFI , so i had to disable secure boot option and switch to bios compatability mode, but if your laptop just uses bios - go ahead and plug in the hdd right away – Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy Feb 9 '16 at 7:08
  • @Serg Yea I know thats an option, but I need an alternative not like moving HDD :) – Praveen George Feb 9 '16 at 7:11
  • One option could be: create a backup disk image, move it to your new system and restore from it. Several ways to create a disk image is discussed in askubuntu.com/questions/19901/… – Siddhartha Ghosh Feb 9 '16 at 7:19

You can use Clonezilla Live:

Two types of Clonezilla are available, Clonezilla live and Clonezilla SE (server edition). Clonezilla live is suitable for single machine backup and restore


Systemback Tool

The Systemback tool allows you to create restore points, backups, and live images of a running system. Currently, it only works for Ubuntu derivatives based on 14.04, 14.10, and 15.04.


sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:nemh/systemback

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install systemback
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