I have a Lubuntu installation running off a Sandisk USB stick in an HP Microserver Gen8. I'd like to clone the full installation (which has been extensively customised) to a faster Micro SD card. What's the best way of doing this? (from either Linux or Windows 7)?

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    Thanks. So am I right in assuming that a USB flash drive and a micro SD card will be considered equivalent device types from the perspective of the dd command, and that if I use dd to copy the bootable flash drive image and write it to the micro sd card the sd card will also be bootable? – user1175461 Nov 5 '16 at 12:34
  • So it seems that cloning from a 16Gb USB memory stick to a 16Gb Micro SD card isn't possible using DD - after hours copying the img data back to the SD card I got "No space left on device", which suggests that the two media have different real storage capacity, even if their nominal storage capacity is the same. – user1175461 Nov 7 '16 at 10:20
  • dd can be a very dangerous (and is nicknamed disk destroyer), I am surprised anyone in their right mind would recommend it to someone with just six points. Better to use something like Clonezilla. – C.S.Cameron Nov 13 '16 at 2:29

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