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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 ...
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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 ...
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Why do users get an HTTP 404 error when attempting to clone a Mercurial repository over HTTP?

The repository is hosted on my PC. I use Apache with WAMP and TortoiseHG. I have setup users and passwords and they are able to browse the repository in their browsers after entering their usernames ...
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Possible to clone an openVZ VPS to Xen domU for dev purposes?

I've been asked to do some server tuning on a production openVZ VPS to try and get the apache memory usage down. (Apache's been hitting the memory limits and we've been getting fork(): Can't allocate ...
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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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Best way to clone a live linux system

Does anybody know of a way to clone a live linux system? I have a live installation running a production site. Problem is, I'm needing to clone it (without bring it down), and then move it over ...
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dd cloned win2003 std ntfs partition, “no operating system found”

I cloned an existing ntfs partition on faulty hardware using dd and gzip. The copied partition was then written to a newly created ntfs partition on a new disk (on another server) and the bootable ...
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Rescue system running TFS that BSODs, into vmware esxi

After moving to new facilities, one of our old Dell servers running Windows Server 2003 R2 on PowerEdge 2650 HW BSODs with 0x8e. The server runs Team Foundation Server, so we have a few guys dependent ...
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How to start a cloned xen virtual machine

I cloned a machine using: virt-clone --prompt Now it's sitting in my /vm folder. How do I power it on (from the console)?
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Cloning over internet

I have a production server running Ubuntu. I would like to setup similar configuration installed on my local machine for testing purposes. I'd like to have same packages installed and mimic same ...
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What's the best way to store an image?

I am attempting to create my own one-off imaging utility based on fedora and I have one main question. The utility (well, in theory) will save a raw image of the machine to a network storage ...
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How to clone a windows xp recovery partition

Its all in the question. The partition is on a slave drive. Bob.
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Backup/Clone a btrfs partition

Is it possible to backup a btrfs partition verbatim (including all the shared structures which save space by marking snapshot trees as COW) to another one? For instance, I'd like to backup my root ...
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Copy/clone data from bigger HDD to smaller one

I have one 500 GB hard drive with Linux Ubuntu and I wish to move it to a smaller SDD drive (40 gigs) because the system itself (with some data) occupies only a few gigs. I did some searching and ...
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Clone ubuntu system

Is it possibe to clone a ubuntu system and is there any way to automatically replicate(sync) the changes made on a system(orginal) to another(replica) to use it as a backup?.Just like duplicate. This ...
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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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How to make a clone of a HD using RHEL 5.4?

We're using RHEL 5.4 and need to clone some hard drives. What would be a good (or "correct") way to do this? I'd like to avoid using dd if I can, since that's somewhat slow. (If that's the only ...