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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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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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Restore a windows 7 image to different PC's

We run an office full of laptops that are all different ages/configurations with lots of different hardware. Basically we want to upgrade every laptop to windows 7, the classic ghost deployment ...
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How to clone a RAID5 system

I clone single disk systems by booting the master system to a CD and running… dd if=/dev/sda | gzip - | ssh user@hostname dd of=image.gz Then I boot the target system with the CD and run… ssh ...
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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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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 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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How do I prepare a Windows 7 image for cloning onto 200 unmanaged machines?

I'm deploying about 200 laptops at a school, with a custom Windows 7 image. The supplier can clone the disk of the 'source' machine onto all 200 target machines. This allows for the pre-installation ...
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Is HD, SSD or SD card cloning a good practice?

Cloning is very convenient if multiple identical systems need to be created. But I have the following concern. As far as I know during formatting of file system and even during it's use a bad disk ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Windows - how to clone network connections entry to another machine

Let's assume we have two Windows XP computers with identical hardware configuration, including GPRS modem connected to COM1 serial port. On the first PC we add new modem device, set up gprs connection ...
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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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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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clone running windows with tool running within it

I've been told there's a tool which can be ran from a currently-running Windows to create an image of it, which later can be used, or converted to a format which can be used by vmware. Since I have ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Best way to do a full backup of CentOS 6.5 running on VMWare

I have inherited a mission critical pound server running CentOS 6.5 running on VMware. Server needs updates and patching for Shellshock but we do not want to do anything to it without having a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Clone MySQL DB - errors with CREATE VIEW/SHOW VIEW privileges

Running MySQL 5.0.32 on Debian 4.0 (Etch). I'm trying to clone a WordPress MySQL database completely (structure and data) on the same server. I tried a dump to an .sql file and an import into a new ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cloning old RHEL 4.3 on Dell Poweredge 2850 to PE2950 with SAS PERC6i

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2850 with a PERC 4 controller and SCSI drives. I need to clone that to a PE2950 with a PERC6i with SAS drives. I've used the DKMS package along with the latest driver on ...
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LXC container clone has no network and SSH stopped

I was having this networking problem with LXC containers (question and answer here:bridging LXC containers to host network with different IP range) and if I have found a solution, I still have not ...
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Rename IWAM and IUSR accounts on cloned servers

We cloned couple of servers and all of the new ones have the same name for IUSR and IWAM accounts. Now as per my understanding, these are local accounts and should be fine. Do I really have to/should ...
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Migrate Non RAID 2008 Single Drive Server to SSD

I have a customer running a custom app that would benefit from improved SSD speed. Their existing server is running Windows 2008 with a single SATA drive (no RAID). The server has an open drive bay ...
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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 + ...