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How to clone a cloud machine locally?

Earlier when we are using AWS, we used to create an ami and download that hard disk file to create a new machine from it. Recently, we changed to other local cloud services which doesn't have this ...
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Clone disk with multiple partitions using dd

I have used dd before to clone hard drive's but I'm now attempting to clone an entire hard drive consisting of 3 partitions to another drive. My partitions are named nvme0n1p1 to 3, I tried leaving ...
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Cloning machines and mac addresses / uuids

Recently I came across a task to setup 11 laptops for my work. Done it before many times with interactive white boards (Tv monitors which include OPS - mini pc).That boards were given to different ...
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Converting a RAID 1 drive to a regular one and booting off of it

I'm using mdadm to manage a RAID 1 array with three disks. Would it be possible to take a single drive from the array (i.e. /dev/sdc), turning it into a regular drive, and then booting another PC off ...
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VMware clone as backup

Having a couple of ESXi and a vCenter 6.5. I'd like to backup some of the production VMs i.e. have a "photo" of a known working state with all programs installed and configured for the ...
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How to Clone Windows VM on GCP and the auto join clone to domain

I would like to create a Windows virtual machine (clone) on GCP from an existing Windows virtual machine on GCP And i would like to have the clone autojoin the domain.
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Cloned Server's or Systems

Is it possible to run the clone of a system in the same network, having same ip and mac? We have a linux based server and on testing, we felt as if the connections arent going to the same server all ...
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is there a possible to clone one server to other server?

I have a server running with Debian 10 . Some process are running in it. I want to have all the same software operating system/application to be installed in another server. Is there any way just to ...
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Clonezilla does not carry over user login configuration in Ubuntu 18.04

I have a machine with Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 installed. There is a single user and the user is set to login automatically without asking for password. I took device image with Clonezilla to restore the ...
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How to create GCE machine image without including unmounted disks?

I created a machine image on GCE from a running ubuntu VM which has an "additional" disk available to be mounted. That disk is mounted for backups, then dismounted, and was not mounted at ...
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Linux - How to clone and restore the root(/) partition on a running system

I have a specific situation with one remote Debian(Stretch) server. Mainly there is no one at the site and I need to do some risky upgrades and reconfigurations remotely. I'm looking for a way to ...
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cloning NTFS disk

I need to clone a failing 2TB disk that contains a NTFS partition, using Debian GNU/Linux. The disk has a number of non-relocatable bad sectors, so I know that part of the data is already lost; ...
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Clone/Duplicate EC2 Windows Instance

I have a Windows Server 2008 EC2 instance hosting SQL Server 2008 named DB-01. I'm looking to clone this DB-01 instance so my team can work on the cloned DB-01 (DB-01-CLN) and existing DB-01 instances ...
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What is the best approach to clone a website and the clone site will a cold standby

Given: Current website: https://www.classic-site.com/ CMS: Wordpress My ideas are as follows, but I would like to get inputs and comments from public experts. Password protect the whole site using ....
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Image a live linux vm (ubuntu server 14.04.4 LTS)

I have limited linux experience and I have been asked to clone/image a live ubuntu server running on a VM. I have full root access and ideally I want to image the system onto either cloud storage and ...
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Can't resize ext4 partition

I have an 500GB HDD disk (480GB free) that I need to clone it to an SSD 240GB. I have read that cloning the HDD to the SSD should work for NTFS filesystems. But it isn't working for the ext partition....
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Is it possible to clone an old Windows XP machine to modern hardware? [closed]

I was given a task to migrate an old machine based on Windows XP to newer hardware. I have tried using Clonezilla to generate an image from the IDE HDD. The problem I am getting now is getting the ...
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Migrating from EC2 to Proxmox VM

So I am currently running 3 servers on EC2 with total of 3 cores. And 4 GB for the main server and 1 gb each for the dns servers. The bill doesn't make any sense to me paying 70 ish $ a month. I ...
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Use gparted to copy CentOS boot volume

I can't seem to copy all partitions from my boot device (SDA) to my new ssd (SDB). For some reason the copy function is greyed out for the SDA2 partition. I can only copy the SDA1 partition. I'm ...
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How to clone Linux hard drive to smaller flash drive

Currently, I'm trying to clone a hard drive that has Linux installed to a 16GB flash drive. The hard drive is 233GB, but df -h shows that only 3.5G is in use. Can I use Clonezilla to create an image ...
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Cloning LVM raw volume

I have to clone and manage some LVM RAW volumes that were created without making filesystem ext4. So I tried to mount this volume and linux didn't find any filesystem to mount. Inside this volumes I ...
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Create an Image of a disk having software raid partitions

I want to create a bootable backup image/clone of my centos7 server "A" having software raid partitions and use this backup to create new servers with same configurations. my partitions are sda --&...
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Hot clone a living Linux service

We need to hot clone a Linux service when it's alive, not just because of we can't reboot or something; it's just because of our special scenario (yeah, I've already read this answer, but it's a ...
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Clone Centos 7 installation - MBR to GPT

I want to clone a centos 7 installation (using LVM) from a 500GB drive (using MBR) to a new 6TB HDD. I tried to use clonezilla to clone the the drives with no success. fdisk -l output from ...
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Create single file on clonezilla?

Is it possible to create a single RAW image file using clonezilla and then mount it? I ask this because I have been recommended this instead of ddrescue, but ddrescue creates a raw .img that allows ...
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Clone AWS instance and volume and apply new network settings

I have a machine instance and attached volume that I would like to clone, but apply new network settings to it. What is the best process for doing this, which will leave the original instance ...
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Clone a remote Linux server with rsync and migrate it locally as Virtual Machine

I have a CentOS6.9 Linux server remotely on a VPS Provider and I need to clone my remote server on my local computer as a Virtual Machine for examination purposes. I made a full server backup without ...
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accessing phpmyadmin and web pages on cloned server [closed]

I created a clone of my server and would like to use phpmyadmin to trim down the mySQL databases on the clone. Can't figure out how to access it. On my live server, the URL is: http://mydomain/db12/...
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What steps are needed after cloning from a image Ubuntu to new system? (sysprep, unconfig)

I have an imaged (clonezilla) system image of a Ubuntu setup with a bunch of settings. Now I am wondering, what needs to be changed if I use the clonezilla image to create always new systems from this ...
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Moving a domain controller to another disk

Considering whether or not to move my domain controller to another disk (SSD) or not as in looking at Resource Manager the disk I/O appears to be the bottleneck for performance. In the research I'm ...
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hyper-v on w2012 - how to clone guest multiple times with same disk and diferent machine name

I have a Win2012 R2 server with Hyper-V that have 20 virtual machines (w2003) that use a base disk and diferential ones for each one, the vms was increased size with time and I need to start fresh ...
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Clone Azure VM with backup restore rename?

I have seen various methods of cloning an Azure VM that all require the original VM to be sysprepped and generalized, therefore destroying it. Instead of this method, I just took a backup of the ...
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Clone Windows 2008 R2 to a small system drive

I am trying to upgrade a Dell PowerEdge T110 II server. It currently has 2x1TB drives. They are not configured for RAID. One is the system drive, the other is a data storage network drive. My end ...
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Networking issues after cloning Windows Server 2008 R2 to isolated environment

I am in the process of creating an isolated replica of my production environment for testing in VMware vSphere 6.5. In vCenter, I setup a new vSwitch with no physical adapters for the development ...
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'Could not find filesystem /dev/root' after Clonezilla clone of redhat install to newer hardware'

I am cloning what appears to be a redhat 4 (possibly 5?)server to fairly newer hardware, as the original has a failing board. DBA would rather not reconfigure a new installation so they want me to ...
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Backup and Restore Using dd and gzip

I've seen various posts discussing the use of dd for creating an image of a drive and only storing 'used data'. Before posing the problem/question, let's assume a few things. Assumptions The drive ...
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clone nvme drive with 4096 sector size to ssd with 512 sector size

I have an nvme drive with a logical and physical sector size of 4096. The block size of this drive as reported by blockdev --getbsz command to be 4096 as well. The destination drive is an SSD with a ...
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Export AWS AMI as a master for bare metal, non-virtualized installations

I work for a small start up that needs to deploy lots of desktop computers to end users with Ubuntu and Open CV installed. To save money on hardware, I'd like to use AWS to mock up our base ...
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Restoring Windows Image Backup to same drives in different computer

I have a Dell Precision T5400 with two 500 GB hard drives in RAID 1 using the motherboard RAID controller. I ran out of expansion room in the case, so I am moving to a Precision T7500, also with built-...
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Puppet,git: Unable to clone

My puppet master has code as below vcsrepo {'/var/www/html': ensure => 'present', provider => 'git', source => "https://github.com/wikimedia/...
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Clone Windows 10 to new disk [closed]

I have problem with Windows 10. I've installed Windows 10 on Qemu virtual machine and I need to clone this image to physical disk. I use ntfstool for do that. Unfortunatelly my Windows doesn't boot ...
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Vsphere client could not to connect to (IP of Vcenter).Unable to connect to the remote server

When I was connected to the vCenter server with the vSphere client and cloning a VM, my connection was broken. I tried to reconnect to vCenter with the vSphere client and encoutered this message:
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Is it possible to clone raid member disks in an array with dd

I'm looking to expand the capacity of my qnap NAS by tripling the drive size from 2TBx8 to 6TBx8. However, I'm afraid the raid 5 will die before I can rebuild the array 8 times!! Can I remove and ...
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Move ESXI Windows VMDK to PROXMOX

Long story short. HDD's broken. I only have the VMDK's on an Backup. I read through the Migration of Server Wiki but they are all assume that I can access the VM. I can't. Is it possible, without ...
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Can I do something like Linked clones with Hyper-V?

I have to roll out 10 windows server 2012 machines using hyper-v in my lab. I know with vmware you can use 'linked-clones'. So that the basic installation of all 10 machines are the same, and the ...
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XenServer 7 - Duplicate the USB stick?

I have installed XenServer 7 on an usb stick like it's quite common with Esxi. I used my 64Gb stick thinking it will only use the required space and that I will be able to duplicate it later on a ...
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Initialize Disk - Will It Wipe my data?

I have four disks from a Buffalo Terrastation NAS which were setup in a RAID5 configuration. The terrastation apparently runs a linux based software RAID. Unfortunately one disk has failed entirely, ...
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Partial clone of virtual machine in VMware

I have to clone a virtual machine hosted by a VMware ESXi server. In particular, the virtual machine has three disks: is there a way to clone the machine not entirely? In other words, I don't care ...
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Copying parition tables (only) on two GPT HDDs of 4TB each

I have two hdds of 4TB each on CentOS 7. I need to copy partitions of one to the other so that I can use the second to take periodic backups from the first. Tried sgdisk using -R option but it did not ...
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How to decrease virtual size/capacity of a Virtualbox vdi file

I want turn a physical machine running MS Windows 7 into a VirtualBox virtual machine. This is easy, I have done this before, but this time I needed the virtual size/capacity of the disk to be a fixed ...