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Clone a working Linux server

I need to clone a working linux server. We cannot shut down the working server. Is there any way I can get a clone and deploy it on another server?
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How to determine the best byte size for the dd command

I know that doing a dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb does a deep hard drive copy. I've heard that people have been able to speed up the process by increasing the number of bytes that are read and written at ...
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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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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 ...