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Duplicating an installation of Ubuntu

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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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ddrescue cloning disk to disk. I cannot see anything in the new disk why?

I have a failing disk 1TB which does a bit of noise so I decide to use ddrescue to clone disk to disk the failing disk into a new WD 1TB. I was expecting to see information in the new disk while ...
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CentOS System cloning with Ubuntu Live

I hope to get some help from you with cloning my system. What I have in source disk is VM on ESXI, with thick provisioned disk, size 2.5TB My system is encrypted with LUKS Encryption, my system ...
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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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Multiple ubuntu machines crashing simultaneously

We currently have about 6 machines running 16.04, each of them have identical hardware and each of them has been cloned using clonezilla from a master hard disk. The ip address is set manually on the ...
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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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Extend OS partition during image restore

We used FOG to create an image of Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop. This image was made on a VM with 40 GB. If we restore it on a new Dell E6520 with a hard drive of 250 GB. Only 40 GB is allocated, just like ...
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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 copy-on-...
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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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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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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 ...