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How do I clone my 500GB HDD to a new 500GB SSD

I bought a 500GB SSD to replace my 500GB HDD. Now I want to clone the HDD to the SSD before I replace the HDD drive with the SSD. I have a mixture of Windows 10 and Linux partitions on the HDD. ...
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Copy Linux to a new machine

I have a Linux machine that was set up over a period of two years, and I want to "clone" it to a new machine (a different computer model). I thought of booting the old machine to a flash ...
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Cloned disk refuses to boot

I have a Ubuntu box which is currently running on an old 500GB HDD. As I got hold of a 240GB SSD and the HDD was only used partially (10% used) I decided to clone the HDD to the SSD. Since the HDD is ...
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How to clone my Dual Boot from HDD to SSD?

I tried doing it with Gparted but GRUB is working well, but the OS refuses to load. The OS on my SSD is not loading, and is still only mounting OS from HDD. Please help. GRUB is working, but newly ...
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NTFS filesystem partition detected as unknown on Linux after HDD cloning

I have a problem with one of my partition. I have cloned my HDD with a bigger one to have more space. Now Ubuntu is working perfectly but my second partition (/dev/sda4) which I know is a NTFS ...
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Restoring on Gnome-Disks a Disk Image (sda. Win + Linux) on an External Disk, which now doesn't boot

As I explain in the title, I've found some errors after previously successfully restoring from a Disk Image on Gnome-Disks to sda again, where Windows 10 was installed and I've added KUbuntu 18.04 ...
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Updating snaps runs for ages after cloning HDD

I have cloned my HDD drive due to a smart notification that my HDD will be halted. Everything seems to work correctly apart from the following: When using software updater during the end of the update ...
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Clone drive target hardware decision

I am planning to clone the 1TB drive of a PC which has operational importance for a project. Right now, only 22GB of the drive is utilized and I have a 32GB flash drive that I may use for cloning ...
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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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Migrating currently installed system (20.04) to new hardware

I just built a new computer and want to migrate my existing Ubuntu 20.04 installed system upon it. A fresh install is out of question since I got quite a complex system with tons of personalizations ...
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Trouble with size of partition (too small) after cloning disk/OS from USB flash drive to SSD

So, I have a Chromebook with two USB ports, a 128gb USB drive with my ideal Linux set up on it (Ubuntu 18.04, i3-gaps, other specific visual customizations) and an external/portable 500gb SSD that I ...
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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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Problem accessing ASMedia USB 3.0 to SATA external drive adapter

I have a problem accessing a drive connected with ASMedia USB 3.0 to SATA external drive adapter on Ubuntu 18.04. I've seen similar questions, but in my case there are no errors reported. Here are the ...
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Using dd only on Ubuntu live USB for cloning a partition?

I have successfully used dd to clone a partition (/dev/sda2) to an image file on another device (/dev/sdb1) This was done using commands entered into a terminal using a live USB session. My question ...
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Moving the system - copying Ubuntu

Good day. I have Ubuntu 18.04.3 installed on an 64GB SD card. I want to buy a 128GB SD card. Is it possible to transfer a system from a 64GB card to a new 128GB? Without installation and configuration?...
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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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Encrypted drive cloning - resizing partitions problem

I'm trying to clone my SSD to a larger device so I will have a bootable backup in anticipation of doing a system upgrade on several desktop clients. I also want to model a known-correct procedure to ...
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Cannot get system to boot upp with new cloned disks

Just tried to upgrade my disks from mechanical to SSD type drives on my ASUS M4A785-M motherboard (non-UEFI). Thought I had prepared thoroughly and it seemed that the process was not too difficult for ...
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Recover free disk space after cloning partition

I cloned an initial partition which size was 350Gb into a new partition in another disk which size was 450Gb. All went well and everything works fine. However, when I take a look at file systems in ...
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How to clone windows partitions to be able to wipe them out and later restore them?

The problem is the following: I installed Ubuntu to my Dell laptop, and I want to free the space occupied by Windows (which I don't use anymore). I plan to sell the machine in the future, so I'd ...
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Cloning Windows 8.1 with Ubuntu dd

Will there be any problem/caveat when I have a hda disk with Windows 8.1 system and with a bootable flash disk I enter under Ubuntu system this command: dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb bs=1M
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md5sum /dev/sdx

I'm trying to make a clone of my SSD, which has Windows 7 installed. I've used ddresuce, and using md5sum as shown below. I'm trying to make an exact copy; how do I verify that it is an exact copy? ...
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how can I quickly clone a boot disk?

I have a boot disk (running ubuntu) that is all set up with nginx, php, motion, and some other server stuff, on a 16GB disk drive, using the entire disk. I have several computers to deploy this disk ...
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Transferring data between drives of dissimilar capacities

I have a 80 GB hard drive which contains a copy of Ubuntu and a total of about 20 GB of data. I would like to transfer this data over to a SSD that is 60 GB in capacity. I've looked at tools such as ...
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Clone a hard disk and then re-partition it

I would solve this problem: I want to move all my data in my actual hard disk of 500gb, because it is almost full, to a new hard disk of 1TB with the possibility to enlarge the partitions. If I clone ...
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How can I clone a 120GB ssd to a 80GB one?

Would someone know how to do this? I have cloned equal sized harddrives before with dd but I don't know how to clone a bigger one to a smaller one. The 120GB ssd has less than 50Gb worth of data fyi. ...
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Unable to boot cloned Ubuntu on SSD

I brought a 240GB SSD and installed in my laptop using HDD Caddy. After that I cloned my previous Ubuntu partition to new SSD partition following MovingLinuxPartition blog. After following steps I ...
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clone installation of Ubuntu 16.04 to identical pc

I have read many questions similar to mine, but still can't get it to work. I have a working pc with 2 hard drives, ssd drive of 256 GB on which the OS is installed (/dev/sda), and 1TB sata drive for ...
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How can I get DPKG in ubuntu to handle this packages.txt?

I have a host machine, and a miner. The miner is trying to install a file called packages.txt via dpkg with the set selections and get-selections, and some sudo something <($ cat packages.txt) ...
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Is it safe to stop dd after 30 mins, to add bs= to speed things up?

I've been running dd for about 30 mins, and would like to stop using ctrl-c, and then restart using bs= to speed the process up. Is this safe? Will stopping dd midway through copying from internal ...
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Question about cloning

It is my third time installing Ubuntu 16.04 on Linux because what I am trying to do is create a webserver for internet and intranet users, and because I am new, messing around with settings opens up a ...
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Installing windows 7 from hdd to ssd, ubuntu 16.04

So I have a x220, it came with a hdd with only windows 7 installed on it. Last week, I backed up the hdd to an external drive, then tried to clone it windows 7 over to the ssd, with my usb y cable to ...
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Cloning Ubuntu Server: Why is the network card disabled on clones?

So in order to build my reference machine I started from here https://thepcspy.com/read/building-a-kiosk-computer-ubuntu-1404-chrome/ and it uses Ubuntu Server 14.04.5 and because of hardware ...
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How to make a bootable flash from my already installed Ubuntu?

I need to make a bootable media(USB) from my installed version of Ubuntu as it is on my hdd and then boot from it to install this system in other computers. How do i do that?
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Why git clone command isn't working?

I'm new to github and was trying out the git clone command, and when I try to run it , it gives me an error saying Cloning into 'rugged'... Warning: Permanently added the RSA host key for IP address '...
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Use CloneZilla to upgrade notebook disk

I would like to replace the 500GB HD of my Kubuntu 15.10 notebook by a new 1TB disk. To avoid reinstalling the (relatively fresh) system I want to clone the disk using CloneZilla. This is what I ...
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Cloning full-disc-encrypted system unencryptedly onto new disc

Essentially, I'm following this answer to clone the unencrypted content of a system with full-disc encryption to a new (smaller) SSD, from a live stick. I thought that would just consist of mapping ...
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What is for Ubuntu phones the equivalent to booting from a live USB?

Is there a feasible method to boot Ubuntu Touch - on a bq E5 - to bootfrom the mmc card or a USB device ? I am searching for the equivalent to similar methods of desktop Linux, in order to: - copy/...
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pv permission denied, but dd works without error [duplicate]

pv is program running above dd. I am cloning my old HDD to a new SSD. It's 500GB of data. I tried to run the following command to copy sda to sdb: ubuntu@ubuntu:/$ sudo pv < /dev/sda > /dev/sdb ...
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move/clone existing external USB installation to internal partition shared with Windows

My question is similar to this one, except I'm trying to clone my existing Ubuntu installation on a 40GiB external drive to a new partition on an internal drive shared with Windows. I've been running ...
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Is it possible to UNDO a (failed) partition cloning made with the dd command to an external hardrive?

Yes, the old story: Trying to create an image of a partition to save in a different location... the accident is/was cloning to an external drive instead of the intended location and now the external ...
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Go to LVM with an already non-LVM disk, how to?

I plan to use LVM. My Ubuntu is currently non-LVM based. I wonder if I can do that without resintalling or if I can: resize current partition (call it part Old) create new partition (call it part ...
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Problem cloning from USB to SSD

I'm trying to build a mini server using an Intel NUC and a couple of external hard drives. The challenge is I'm trying to do it completely headlessly (as my monitors and TV are about 5,000 miles away ...
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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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MAAS - Using as an offline solution for imaging?

I've been looking at playing around with MAAS for building cloud networks but is there any reason why this couldn't been used to build a local network as well? I was thinking that if you had a MAAS ...
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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 several hardrives using the dd command

I'm developing a software to clone one hard-drive onto several other. I want to clone the content to up to 23 drives at once using dd to clone the partition from the source to the targets using sudo ...
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What is MAC spoofing in the internet connections manager and does it have any benefit in terms of security? [closed]

What is MAC spoofing in the internet connections and does it have any benefit in terms of security? What is the purpose of cloning the mac or spoofing it? Does it help protect against hackers at all?...
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Using a hard drive duplicator with Ubuntu

I am using an Aleratec Copy Cruiser and I am trying to copy an unencrypted Ubuntu image, but when I boot the copied drives it will load GRUB and then restart no matter which option I pick. I am ...
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'command not found' after disk clone

I cloned the OS disk using a disk cloning device. Booting of Ubuntu off the cloned disk was successful, however, every command returned the error 'command not found.' If I reboot the machine it fixes ...
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