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Backup, Migrate or Clone Failing CentOS 4 (LVM)

I've been running a BlueQuartz CentOS 4 system (Nuonce.net distro) for a few years now and although the hard drive (Deskstar) has always been a bit noisy, on a few recent occasions I've heard it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I fix scp file transfers between cloned Linux machines?

In order to get an identical setup between machines with identical hardware, I cloned the drive from one onto the other, then did the ip and hostname configuration to differentiate the two Linux ...
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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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clone for Hp-UX?

we have HP-UX installed on HP Itanium hardware. As per HP hp-ux will not run on intel board. and vmware also not supporting hp-ux as guest OS. Is there any way to clone the hp-ux and it will run on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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block level vs. file level cloning?

I've always been a block level kinda guy but I'm interested in hearing some real world experiences with file level cloning. What are some of the advantages and disadvantages as well as what tools work ...
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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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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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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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Clone and resize NTFS GPT partition?

I have a ntfs partition, GPT, of 5.6 TB containing only 200 GB of data, that I need to fit onto a 1 TB partition (of a vmware ESXi guest). Vmware converter does not support GPT. Acronis disk director ...
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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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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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Clone Ubuntu to Another Hardware

My organization is planning to move from a Windows Environment to a Ubuntu based Linux environment. We need to mass migrate about 60 pcs to Ubuntu, with a all the custom applications needed. We find ...
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Clone workstation for quick deploy?

This is a question that has been asked a lot, but I can't seem to find the answer I am looking for. We are looking at buying a small quantity of workstations, around 6, which all will have exactly ...
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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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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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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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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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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 clone a failing Server 2008 R2 hard drive before it's too late

My server fails to boot. The drive is not found at boot. It's a Server 2008 R2 domain controller, there is no secondary domain controller. The hard drive was not in a RAID configuration. It is a ...
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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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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 ...
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Sysprep vs cloning or a mixture of the two?

I have fifty computers (not the same) and the boss wants a new identical Windows 7 image on all of them. Unfortunately it's not just a Windows 7 / Office 2010 image but one with a load of other ...
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Cloning server disk image creates networking issues

We have a bunch of Apple xservers but only one of them has VGA output and CD Drive. We've decided to replace OSX with Debian Linux (Squeeze for ppc). Meanwhile, my efforts to get the machines send ...
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Image a Windows PC using Linux

I want to create a bootable USB disk (like Clonezilla) and create images which are saved as GHO/GHS I also want to restore images back to the PC and do the following tasks (if possible) Rename the ...
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Is there any simple, free tool to track VM dependancies to linked-clones in VMWare?

We have a few "base installations" of various OS environments that we use to create linked clones in VMware Workstation. Sometimes, to save space and because speed is of secondary importance, those ...
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Centos Clone Live Server?

We have 2 server one is old server like 4 year old other one is just brought both the hardware is similar, on the old server we using centos 4.5 last 1900days old server is not rebooted. Now we want ...
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Server cloning: is possible to clone a server using the arrays of another?

Scenario: 2 Server HP Proliant recently bought (exactly the same config), below described. EDIT:HP Proliant DL360 G7 (rack form) 4 (500Gb SATA) disks in RAID 10 configuration Array Alfa: Disks of ...
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Cloning a linux system from sdx to cciss

I have an HP ML 310 server running CentOS Linux 5.5. I'm buying a RAID card (LSI 9260-8i) to set up a mirrored OS drive. Right now, the boot drive is set up with GRUB installed on the MBR of /dev/...
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Cloning Windows 2003 Server to new hard drive results in failure

Scenario: Old hdd is a Seagate 320gb SATA drive New hdd is a WD 320gb SATA drive Created an exact clone and replaced old hdd with new hdd. Boot up with new hdd, it gets into Windows 2003 server ...
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Troubles cloning from a git / gitolite / git-web / git-daemon server (Fatal: 'gitolite-admin.git' does not appear to be a git repository)

Following this tutorial on installing git, gitolite, git-daemon, and git-web I have successfully completed the entire tutorial and actually added projects gitolite; they show up on git web when I go ...
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Cloning Two Windows Servers

Basically I have a server running MSSQL, MYSQL, APACHE, IIS, ORACLE, PERL and other windows services. I am looking for some hardware solution that would allow me to clone a server on to a back up and ...
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Clone remote CentOS server to local test server?

We have a dedicated server running ContOS 5.5. The server runs our Magento store and a basic php website with mysql. I have a spare rack server in my office (HP ProLiant DL360 G4) that has more than ...