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Can a linux raid array be cloned?

I have my system all set up on a pair of older NVMe drives and I have a new pair of PCIe 4.0 drives coming in today. My motherboard will support all four drives. Is there a way to clone the arrays, ...
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Cloning boot drive that also contains software raid

Currently I have an old server running Novel OES. The drives (now drive) is part of a hardware RAID 1. To backup I just used YAST partitioner and cloned the partition table, allocated the rest of ...
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considarations for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS dual boot with Passthrough and standar boot

I running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with nouveau drivers and the integrate graphics card, and a dedicate nvidia gpu for a KVM GPU passthrough configuration. All works perfect. However, I am planing go back to ...
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Question on cloning(using dd command) entire system to SSD

After reading on threads, I'm still confused and need your help. My laptop is Lenovo G580 20157 - 2 Hard Drives (sda and sdb) sda(500GB) - SSD sdb(250GB) - Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS see the picture attached ...
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Replacing Hard Disk used for storage Ubuntu is on SSD

I have Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS installed on a SSD and two other hard drives I use for storage. I want to upgrade one to a bigger drive is there a way to clone it. I have a USB3 Hardrive dock as well. I am ...
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Cloning the `D:` disk: how do I recognize the right `if=/dev/`?

Last time when I cloned my data HDD the task was easy. I had 4TB source and 8TB target. Now it is worse: I have two 8TB disks. My question is obvious: how do I recognize from lsblk the right paths to ...
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can dd be used with an external hdd to clone the image on a new system?

I think I asked that right, but here goes. I have 2 systems A and B. A has failed. I want to clone B and install it on A. Can I use dd to make a clone of B, put that clone on an external HDD to ...
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Using dd to clone a server with multiple partitions

Is it possible to use dd to clone multiple partitions to one .iso file? I have a system I want to clone to another box, with multiple partitions. Can dd be used to perform this task? From what I can ...
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ubuntu boot very slow after clonning from HDD to SSD using gparted partition clonning

I bought a new samsung evo 870 ssd and wanted to clone my existing ubuntu partition from HDD. After referring multiple articles I clonned it using gparted partition clonning and then the ubuntu boot ...
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understanding df -h output for use with dd

What do the different sda devices represent in this df -h output? Aren't /var /usr /opt all apart of / (the root directory)? Does this mean those directories are partitioned differently? -bash-3.2$ df ...
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Cloning Ubuntu from a usb key to a partition of internal SSD

I have Ubuntu installed on a usb drive for a while now. I could not installed it along side Windows because my SSD was in RAID mode and not AHCI, so Ubuntu was not able to detect it. But recently I ...
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Can I clone the Ubuntu 18 HDD on a mac?

I have a SSD with Ubuntu 18.04 and I would like to clone it to a new SSD. Is there a way of doing so using some very easy software with graphic interface instead of having to use command line? On ...
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How can I clone my HDD to a smaller SSD?

I am trying to clone my whole Ubuntu 20.04 LTS operating system from a bigger (500 GB) HDD to a smaller (120 GB) SSD. I know that there is a huge difference between 120 and 500 GB, but I am only using ...
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Different boot experience after cloning SSD

I use to have Ubuntu installed on a 64gb SSD... But then it needed more capacity. So I cloned the SSD into one with 128gb capacity using the "Disks" application on Ubuntu (that comes pre-...
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How to clone a smaller SSD to larger SSD on Ubuntu Linux 18.04?

This is my first time trying to the below task. So far I followed the links below Fastest way to migrate to a bigger SSD (18.04) How would I speed up a full disk dd? https://www.tigraine.at/2014/01/...
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How to clone Ubuntu from HDD to SSD using Windows

I have dual boot windows and Ubuntu 20.10 on HDD. I have installed a SSD in place of DVD player on HP laptop. I want to know if there is any way I can clone Ubuntu to a partition of new SSD using the ...
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How can I clone a Ubuntu installation from a dual drive dual boot set up to new SSD?

My current system set up is as follows: System: Host: Ubuntu 20.10 Kernel: 5.8.0-33-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: N/A Distro: Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Machine: Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK ...
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Cloned 16.04 LTS system won't boot

I've been using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for about 3 years now, and finally used up all the space on my 1TB HDD. So I cloned my entire old 1TB HDD to a new 2TB SSD with gparted, expecting the outcome to be an ...
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Disk to use it's full space

I've recently bought an M2 SSD into my home server, running Ubuntu 20.10. The original SATA SSD was a 120GB SSD, the one I bought is a 240GB. I didn't want to install everything from the basics, so I'...
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Boot problem after NVMe SSD cloning Ubuntu 18.04

I booted an ubuntu 18.04 live system and copied both partitions of my old Ubuntu 18.04 NVMe-SSD (one EFI System Partition fat32 and one ext4 partition, no encryption) onto a new one of the same size (...
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How to move Ubuntu from old Disk (upgraded from 18.04 to 20.04) to new Disk (Fresh install 20.04 LTS) -> data + apps?

Got a question, if somebody can help me with a guide or by providing a link how to proceed with such OS move? I got new SSD disk and want to move my old one (Upgraded ubuntu from 18 to 20.04) to this ...
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How do I backup everything on Ubuntu 20.04?

I would like to backup everything on my computer (as simply as poss) and save it somewhere else like a usb drive. For example I would like to copy everything, my desktop, theme, all my favourites from ...
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Clonezilla does not carry over user login configuration in Ubuntu 18.04

I have a machine with Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 installed. There is a single user and the user is set to login automatically without asking for password. I took device image with Clonezilla to restore the ...
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Secure and sure way to clone an identical LUKS External HDD

I am using Lubuntu 18.04. LUKS such a wonderful SW until you get trapped into a mental pain of never-ending loops. And the worst thing is that I do not know where I made a mistake and why that ...
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Backup my ubuntu 18.04 both (45GB) root and (1TB) home directories before resizing the root dir

I have a big (42GB) root and (1TB) home (ubuntu 18.04), as the Gpartted show & df -h. I want to back up my Ubuntu 18.04, not only copying all the files but also want all the installed packages/...
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How do I clone Ubuntu and Kali Linux (dual boot) from an old internal HDD to a new internal HDD without losing any data? [duplicate]

I have bought a new internal HDD hard drive as the previous one is old enough now I use Ubuntu and Kali Linux in dual boot and I have done a lot of customization and don't want to do that again with ...
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Clone live Ubuntu VPS remotely

I have an Ubuntu 18.04 VPS hosted with a bunch of clowns and desperately need to migrate away. They are not playing ball at all and take a week to reply to emails. I tried the "dd" method ...
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cant open .bat files with wine

Every time I try to delete wine, it keeps letting me open Windows applications, then I realized there are a lot of clones of wine called "A wine application", I can't find configure wine or ...
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Going from dual boot to single boot

I have Ubuntu 18.04 installed in a dual boot with Windows 10 on a single 500GB SSD. I use Grub to choose which OS to boot into. The drive has a boot partition, then a Windows NTFS partition, then ...
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Replace disk with a smaller one without reinstalling Ubuntu?

I have 1TB disk with Ubuntu and I want to replace it with 500GB without uninstalling the system. Is this possible?
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DD: error writing - No space left on device

I have two SanDisk Extreme Pro USB sticks/disks which are exactly 128,000,000,000 bytes each (about 119GiB) and have been using the dd command regularly to clone one disk from the other (I've ...
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How to clone and resize a dual-boot SSD from a smaller to a bigger SSD disk?

So, I have this Windows 7/Ubuntu 16.04 dual boot system, tightly fitted on a 120GB SSD. I would like to migrate it to a bigger ~500GB SSD and resize the partitions in order to have more space. The big ...
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How to make and install the image of my own Ubuntu 16.04 installation with Docker on a remote server

I'm going to hire some space on a remote linux workstation equipped with a Geforce GTX 1080 ti because I want to run there this deep learning repository : https://github.com/CMU-Perceptual-Computing-...
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Why settings of ubuntu was not restored like before?

So, there is the question: I have done an clone of the root when I considered all things work fine (samba settings was done and sharing working like a charm). Then I tried other settings and things go ...
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Trying to clone my 500GB HDD to a 250GB SSD

I am trying to clone my whole Ubuntu OS to a new SSD. I was following This video. To check to which disk I had to clone, I ran the lsblk command. According to this, It seems that sda is my ...
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How do I clone an Ubuntu system to a new machine? [duplicate]

I have an Ubuntu system with a large project, many small projects, and (of course) loads of packages and libraries. If I buy a new computer and want to replicate all of this, how do I do it? I ...
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How/where to clone current 18.04 kernel (5.0.0-37-generic), specifically using Git

I am looking to download/clone the source of kernel 5.0.0-37. I am looking to do this exclusively via Git. I know there are other ways to download the source, but I am looking for info on the Git repo ...
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Clonezilla fails to back up

I'm trying to back up USB stick using Clonezilla and I'm getting the following messages: Starting to clone device (/dev/sdf5) to image(.) Reading Super Block extfsclone.c: FS contains a file system ...
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Black screen with white command line cursor when booting from clonned HDD

I clonned the portable ubuntu from my usb stick to my laptop (hdd ~500gb) using a Gparted live usb. Now, when trying to boot from the hdd it only shows the white pointer and nothing else. I ...
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Cloned Ubuntu does not work properly

I cloned my Ubuntu 18.04 installation to an SSD with the program "systemback" and named it Ubuntuclone. I use Ubuntuclone with my MacBook Pro for a separate OS. While my mac is booting I hit the alt ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 guests which cloned by virtualbox have the same ip but different mac address in NAT network

I tried to build a group of Virtual machine in Virtualbox, and connect them with NAT network. The main information shows as below: The Virtualbox version: 6.0.12 The Ubuntu guest version: ubuntu-18....
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Cloning from HDD to SSD [duplicate]

I currently have HDD (500GB) with only 35GB used space. I want to clone the existing HDD to a new empty SSD (256GB). What's the easiest way to do that??
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How to clone Ubuntu server via .iso for bootable usb? [duplicate]

I am trying to clone whole Ubuntu system(server) to another. It can be done via backing up hard disk. But, Can it possible to make iso for making a clone to make bootable usb?
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Cloned(Clonezilla) a Dual Boot of Windows+Ubuntu but now GRUB Boots Ubuntu on wrong Drive

I cloned Dual Boot of Windows+Ubuntu to another larger drive but now GRUB boots Ubuntu on the wrong drive. When I choose to boot to windows, it boots just fine on the proper drive but that's not the ...
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Installing a Samsung 850 Evo SSD and migrating old HDD to SSD

I am entirely new to Linux and don't know the jargon. I have an old 32-bit Acer, with 2GB RAM and 120 GB Hard Drive. I have downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 and it runs. I want to transfer this to a Samsung ...
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Create a boot disk to automatically clone HDDs

Is it possible with Linux to make a lightweight, bootable USB/ISO that simply clones one disk to another? I want the process to be automated so it just boots up and runs "dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb ...
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move system to new SSD with dd command

The question is quite simple. I have search for an answer for a while but not sure I got the correct answer. Since mistakes could easily destroy my drive and data, I really want things to be clear. ...
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19.04 I want to create an exact clone of my Ubuntu instance into an iso image

I set up a kiosk system on a computer that I would like to put on other computers. Is there a way to clone my exact instance (with all unique packages I've installed and settings I've changed) and ...
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How to clone Ubuntu 18.04 drive to drive?

I recently upgraded my storage to a bigger nvme drive and I wanted to clone my existing drive on to it. I read suggestions about clonezilla (that didn't work for me) and using the dd command. I haven'...
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What is best option for cloning to new drive? Why does Clonezilla take forever?

I'm upgrading from a Inland 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD to a HP EX900 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB. In the past I've used Clonezilla to save an image on old drives as backup but this time it's struggling. I ...

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