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Best way to clone a Linux system

I've just finished setting up a Debian system running on an embedded device. It has custom partitioning, numerous config file changes, web content, and a couple of applications compiled from source. ...
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Why does xcopy fail when there is obviously enough space?

I have a 2TB hard drive "D" containing 732GB of data on a 2TB NTFS partition that I want to copy (absolutely everything on the drive) to another drive "F" with 981GB of space (its freshly formatted ...
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Server have 6 harddisk, how to set daily full backup/clone harddisk? [closed]

i have a HP DL380 server, its have 6 harddisk, @72Gb each, i am planning to use centos + cpanel please suggest how to set daily full backup/daily clone harddisk? so if 1 main harddisk is broken, i ...
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Move OS from RAID5 array to RAID 1 arrays

I want to give a last boost to my old ProLiant ML350 G5 server which just needs to be reliable for a few more year only ! With a defined budget of about 1500$ (I do not have more), i plan to replace ...
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Windows 7, copy configuration

I configured a new laptop in our office and installed everything. In the next days, we will get another another laptop of same model. So, am I able to copy/save the whole configuration, so I don't ...
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vmware vsphere clone vm

this is my first time cloning a vm ubuntu 12.04 production server on a mvware esx enviroment. Thus I´m a bit scared of lose sight of something. The Server is nothing more than a webserver apache + ...
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Clonezilla SE Multicast Issues

This is my first go-around with Clonezilla SE. I have it on it's own, private, network where the server is also serving DHCP to the machines that join the network. Server: Dell Optiplex 790 (SFF) OS: ...
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P2V - Cold Clone ISO

I need to cold clone a physical box in a VMWare environment. What are people using for this these days? My preference is for VMWare's vConverter ISO, but it appears that this was discontinued. It's ...
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Clone multiple USB drives at once [closed]

I need to clone about 1>100usb drives. Is there any tool or way to clone a few at a time. Thank you
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LVM2: How to copy snapshots?

I read What does an LVM2 Snapshot contain? and LVM Snapshot confusion. What I'm trying to figure out is if there is a way to create a copy of an LVM snapshot for use with different Xen VMs. I know ...
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ESXi: Can linked clones be on a different datastore than the parent?

If I have a Local datastore that is full, and a second NFS based datastore, can I create a linked clone of a VM on the local datastore, but have the data for the clone live on the NFS datastore? ESXi ...
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Exporting a snapshot in KVM to create a clone ala Hyper-V 2008

Hyper-V has a nice feature of allowing a snapshot of a VM to be exported, meaning a new VM is created with the state of that snapshot. How can the same be accomplished in KVM ? Qcow2 images on ...
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Convert single O/S disk to RAID 1 - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have a server running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with only a single drive. There are 2 more empty hot swap bays in the chassis. I want to add a little redundancy by adding a RAID 1 to the system. The ...
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Clone a Solaris Zone from an Existing Snapshot?

How do I clone a zone from a snapshot created some time ago? I did not manage to do this and I am afraid Solaris 11 does not allow this. But I think this is a very straight use case and maybe I am ...
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vmware esx vm hot clone / fork

I read about cold and hot-cloning everywhere, but isn't the following possible: snapshot the machine while running including the memory restore the snapshot (including the memory) as a new VM (e.g. ...
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clone/transfer EC2 instance (AMI) between AWS accounts

I am trying to clone/transfer an EC2 instance from one AWS account to another by creating an AMI on the first account and sharing it with the second account. Then I can use that AMI to start another ...
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ESX Free: Creating clones of VMs to run concurrently as a branch version

I have ESX free (most recent version 5.X) installed on a standalone server with an internal datastore in a RAID 5 setup. The VMs will be Windows mostly with some Linux and will be dedicated to ...
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Fastest way to clone KVM VMs to be run simultaneously (create a branch VM)

IF I need to have concurrently running versions of a Windows VM (using KVM 0.10.2 on CentOS), each one configured differently ( a snapshot that will then branch off unto its own VM) what is the best, ...
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Cloning instance - Original kernel not available when creating AMI

I have a EC2 Ubuntu server on Amazon cloud and I'm trying to clone an instance "X" by creating a snapshot of the instance and creating an AMI from that snapshot. The problem is: When creating the AMI, ...
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Test server clone -Linode/CentOS/Aegir

One of the cool things about the Linode VPS is being able to clone the entire server and move a copy of it to a new Linode server. That way you can have a test server that mirrors your production with ...
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clone(2) 30-sec delay in apache

I've issue with apache. Everything begins about a week ago (so this may be related to latest system updates) - my monitoring tools SMS me about non-working website. I've checked it, and looks like ...
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create image of a USB drive without unallocated partition

I have 8GB USB drive attached to my system which looks like this: [root@host]# fdisk -l /dev/sdb Disk /dev/sdb: 8462 MB, 8462008320 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1028 cylinders Units = ...
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ddrescue - cloning a device

I am running the following command [root@localhost ~]# ddrescue -vf /dev/sdf /dev/sdg rescue.log Do I need to do anything else after that to make the drive bootable? One place said I should do a ...
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Cannot acess the new cloned server even after new IP address assignment

I was able to clone a Ubuntu 10.04 server residing in Cloud. It appeared that I was not getting some IP for the new VM so I followed some of these: # cd /etc/udev/rules.d # cp 70-persistent-net.rules ...
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Opensuse and Clonezilla: Cloned hard drive won't boot

Recently I used Clonezilla cloned one hard drive which I installed Opensuse 12.2, include all partitions. When I tried to restore it on another machine (with very similar hardware and same model of ...
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Windows server detected error with hard disk

We have hosting Windows server 2008 R2 and I am working as admin in small company. The server is hanging and restarting as the hard disk seems to be damaged due to power fluctutaion(though having ...
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VirtualBox Opensuse cloned version doesn't work

I'm using VirtualBox 4.1.22 and have a Opensuse 12.1 VM. When I clone it without any changing (even not MAC address), the cloned version doens't work propperly. It boot for a long time and give ...
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Scripting changes to the vNIC in vSphere for a cloned VM

After deploying a Windows VM clone from a template, how can a script be written to change the network the vNIC is on ("Network label" in the VM Settings window) and enable the NIC? I'm working with ...
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Cloned Linux Box Loses Network Connection

My goal is to duplicate a Linux box (Debian) across two identical sets of hardware. I used the dd utility to clone the drive of Box A to the drive of Box B. When I pop the drive for Box B back into ...
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On Windows: is it safe to do a robocopy in order to clone the system?

Let me start by giving a bit of a background. On Linux systems, I frequently rely on the fact that as long as I can get all files over from one hard drive to another, and as long as I fix up the boot ...
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Clone a Red Hat RAID as part of a disaster recovery plan

I am looking for recommendations to clone a Red Hat mirrored raid to a single hard drive located in the same machine. The idea is if the servers hardware ever has an issue we have a similar hardware ...
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Reimage several of the same model PC by copying the hard disk

I have several of the same machine (Dell Precision T3500) that originally came with Windows 7 Pro (there is a Windows 7 Pro OA product key sticker on top of each one). These were initially downgraded ...
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Document on cloning is not correct?

I'm viewing VMWare vSphere Client here and it tells to right click the virtual machine and hit clone but I cannot find that in VMWare vSphere Client What's wrong here everyone? ps I'm using ...
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How can I clone a Debian system? (ie. deploy via template)

I'm running ESXi 5.0 and have created a Debian Squeeze (6.0.5) "template" system which is just an installation of Debian slightly customized (ie. VMware Tools installed). If I clone the system (ie. ...
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large (30+ at a time) scale cloning of hard disks

I know that it is possible in *nix to clone a hard disk within a machine using DD if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb I am wondering if something similar could be accomplished over a LAN (assuming a decent ...
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Clone CentOS 6.0 Unique identifiers

when cloning CentOS (minimal install + nginx, tomcat, postgres all not running) in a VMware virtual environment what unique identifiers are present on the cloned machine? The information I have found ...
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Clone Flash Drive in Linux using DD

dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb I want to create a clone a bootable USB stick. lets say sda is 2GB sdb is 32GB. The above line will create a replica but the usable size will be 2GB. How can I use the ...
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Moving large data from faulty disk in ESXi

We just received a new massive server and are currently moving our VMs into it. However one of our ESXi has a faulty disk and has some VMs that already failed a couple of times. Currently we use scp ...
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Convert a dynamic VHD to fixed with shortest downtime and only copying used data

We have determined that dynamic (expandable) VHDs in our Hyper-V environment are causing performance slowdowns and would like to start converting the vhds attached to about 600 VMs (about 150 win2k3, ...
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SSH/Git: Specify paths with hostname instead of IP

Alright, quick question. When SSHing to a server using the IP, I can also specify a path to use, such as: git clone ssh://git@127.0.0.1:/home/git/project.git SomeProject However, when using a ...
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VMWare ESXi 5 - How to clone Windows 2008 SBS

I am running two Windows 2008 Server on a VMware ESXi 5 Server (VMware vSphere 5 Essentials Kit). There are two different ESXi hosts within my VMware datacenter environment. Let us call them ...
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Alternate way to create a clone of a UNIX System

THE STORY: (If you don't like to read much, down below is the question :) ) Where I work we have two HP RP2470 servers same hardware same number of hard drives same everything :). One of them is a ...
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VMWare vCenter > Is there a way to exclude a volume?

I installed vCenter on the server I want to clone. That server has 2 volume (C: and E:). Half way through clone E: it fails because I dont have sufficient space on the target (or destination). Is ...
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Partition size inconsistency after dd clone

We have recently upgraded a system HDD - it was 160GB, now 2TB. We upgraded as we were running low on space, mainly on /usr, and also on /home. I prepared the new drive with a Live CD and GParted ...
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How to view a full disk data (more than one partition) cloned with dd

I've a disk image done with dd: dd if=/dev/sda of=/mnt/fulldisk.img /dev/sda have some partitions (Windows+Linux) My problem is: I need to know if the image is done well, how can I access data? ...
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Clone/Mirror Live Linux (Debian) Server

I've probably read every serverfault article on this matter, but none seems to answer my specific question or they seem like dated methods. I have a live running debian (Lenny) system on Dell ...
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More than one clone of xp qcow2 base image using kvm gives missing hal.dll error

I am running linux mint debian edition. I have kvm installed and working, using virt-manager as the manager. I have a qcow2 disk file with windows xp pro installed that I used as a base to clone a new ...
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I used “dd” to clone a drive to a larger drive. How can I leverage the additional space (linux)?

Fdisk can't see extra space I upgraded my trusty 74gb Raptor hard drive to a 600gb Velociraptor behemoth. I used "dd" to clone the drive, (i.e. "dd if=old-drive-device of="new-drive-device), swapped ...
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Creating a Windows 7 image with a local account

I have installed Windows 7 and prepared to OS by configuring it and installing the necessary applications. I want to keep a local administrator user account I created, "johndoe", so that I may login ...
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What's the best way to clone multiple PCs from one machine?

Where I work we have dozens and dozens of old ThinkPad laptops. A lot of these can be reused but not for our needs. They have been long since replaced. The higher-ups have decided to donate them to ...