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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I copy a VHD image back to a physical disc?

It's quite easy to backup a real drive to VHD, e.g. with Sysinternal's Disk2VHD on XP or with Windows Image Backup on Windows 7. But how do I copy that file back? It's possible by booting a recovery ...
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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 ...
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clone remote server in entirety to local vmware or virtualbox?

I'd like to clone an entire remote webserver to a local vmware player setup and maintain a copy of it possibly via rsync? Is this even possible? In theory I can create a local player with centos4 to ...
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How to clone computers to give each an unique computer name

Some software require each computer to have an unique name in the network. After cloning from an identical ghost image for each computer, each of the 100+ computers will have the same name. As a ...
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Clone Ubuntu server setup to many machines

I need to replicate an Ubuntu server setup on 10-15 servers. I have a fresh Natty 64-bit server installed on a machine with all the extra required packages installed (no user data, system hasn't been ...
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Create new git repos from exist git cloned project

I have some repos cloned from http://drupal.org/project/ For work behind firewall, I want to import these cloned project to my local git server. How can I do that?
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Cloning existing disk to RAID 1 on ServeRAID M1015 (SAS9220-8I)?

I'm trying to clone an existing single disk (on Windows server) to RAID 1 via new ServeRAID M1015 / SAS9220-8I HBA card, but can't find in the card's bios options any way to do so. Can anyone advice ...
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imaging/cloning with DHCP network rebuilding/recovery of solaris 9 and 10 sparc servers

I have a number of solaris 9 and 10 sparc servers (no RAID) that are custom dvd jumpstarts provided by SONUS Networks for their softswitch VOIP products. Normal install process would be to use the ...
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Quick Help Cloning Disk

I want to clone the OS disk on a Windows 2003 server. The server has 2-SCSI drives, and I simply would like to clone the first drive to the second. There is no RAID card in the server, and software ...
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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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Open Source Live Migration (Clone/Imaging)

I want to do a live migration of my Fedora and Windows Server 2003 into raw disk image without restart the server or shut it down. (disk image is for virtualization purpose) Is there any open source ...
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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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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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SysPrep'ing a cloned AD member server

We had a request to clone a Windows 2008 R2 virtual server that's already a member of Active Directory. Obviously we have no way to remove this server gracefully to reset it to standalone mode from AD ...
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Will disk cloning resolve bad stripes on RAID?

We have a logical RAID1 drive in bad stripes state, which kept that status even after replacement and rebuilding of both drives, and gives errors in Windows logs about failure of writing to disk. IBM ...