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Questions tagged [cloning]

Creating an almost identical copy, for example of a computer installation or a hard disk.

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any issues with file-copy Git Repo to another machine (and keep working from both)?

I want to copy all my git repos from my old machine to my new machine (both Ubuntu). I will keep using both machines... I am doing this primarily out of laziness (well: there are for some local ...
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Is it possible to pass information (e.g. updates) from hyper-v base vm to differencing vms?

Hi everybody (first post, so please don't kill me), I have a hyper-v host which contains several vms (Server 2016, W10). Right now, I have to update (e.g. windows update) every single one of them. My ...
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HDD cloning with dd

I'm cloning a larger HDD(750GB) to a smaller SSD(250GB). I shrunk the partitions and there is only 83gb of used space. (I defragmented and did a chkdsk). Also, sum of partition sizes is smaller than ...
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Prompting for input in clonezilla

I've been using clonezilla for a while now and run a script using ocs_postrun to make a few localized system changes after the install of the image. One of those changes is the hostname. I'd like to ...
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How to clone Linode virtual machine to local Hyper-V VM?

Is it possible (somehow easily) to clone an existing Linode virtual machine, which is based on Ubuntu 14, to our own Hyper-V environment as an Ubuntu 14? Or is it possible to clone (files, setting ...
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Ubuntu 17.04 virt-clone ERROR missing source information for device sdx

I am on Ubuntu 17.04 server using KVM I tried to clone a vm after stopping it... I actually could not do a shutdown, so I did a destroy. visrh destroy origVM Then I tried cloning using: virt-clone -...
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centos7 xfs lmv cloning on smaller device

I'm going to repropose a question posted on stackoverflow a week ago, I'm sorry if someone found this spam but I still need help to solve this issue. I thought it could be useful also for others. ...
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Cloning SAS RAID1 array with OS partition to a new SATA array?

I have two RAID1 arrays, first one is made of SAS disks and that's where the OS (Win Server 2k8 r2) is, the second RAID1 array contains SATA SSDs (and hold the database). Server is IBM's System x3650 ...
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Openshift - when cloning existing app, updating files on `~/.env/user_vars` raises `Permission denied`

after cloning the existing openshift app using rhc app create dev --from-app sample/live, I push the repo to execute the build. Then it raises an error while building. server reponse: ... ~/.env/...
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SysPrep windows 2012 r2 for VM cloning

I'm trying to SysPrep a 2012 r2 std edition VM that I built which has IIS already configured for my website as well as some additional applications already installed and configured the way I need them....
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Sysprep for EC2 instances

AWS' documents on creating a custom image reference using sysprep as one of the steps in the creation process. They don't actually specify if it's a required step or if it is run automatically as ...
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Clone a RHEL 5 box into a smaller disk

I'm trying to clone a physical RHEL 5 box into VMware. That box contains a 1 TB disk which is hardly used (80 GB). Thus I want the new virtual machine to have a 100 GB disk instead of wasting a new 1 ...
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Cloning Virtual Machine On Azure, keeping existing

There doesn't seem to be a straight answer online about this. I have an existing Virtual Machine on Azure and I want to clone it to another region in case my existing server goes down. It needs to be ...
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How do I clone a single drive onto a new RAID 1 array?

Here's a little background on the situation at hand. I have a DELL Precision T7600 at work that I'm responsible for maintaining, which just lost a hard-drive, thankfully just the /home directory was ...
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Does `ntfsclone --save-image' attempt to read bad sectors?

I'm migrating from an HDD with NTFS that has a number of bad sectors. I've just run chkdsk /r (from ERD 6.0 x32) on it to make sure they all are properly marked as such. Yet, when running ntfsclone -...
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kvm raw disk cloning

I have a kvm guest machine on raw disk that I would like to clone so that I could restore it to another kvm host machine on lvm with drbd. I need to do this without any or as little downtime as ...
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What happens when I copy an AWS EC2 Instance from one region to another?

What exactly gets transferred when I copy an AWS EC2 Instance from one region to another? Do all the packages installed using yum get transferred? Are all the core packages (with my added content - e....
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CentOS 6.7 Completely remove RAID. Clode disks and boot from /dev/sda [closed]

I am completely new to Linux. I have inherited a dedicated server hosted somewhere in Germany. The OS is CentOS release 6.7 (Final) 64bit. The server has two 3TB disks in software RAID-1 configuration....
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Cloning LVM partitions

I need to clone a CentOS installation from a 1TB disk partitioned with LVM, to several identical machines. The disk is mostly empty since only the operating system and some software are installed and ...
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How to clone the OS disk and keep both disks plugged in?

Here's the situation: A Windows RAID 1 has partially failed. The broken disk was replaced with a new disk. The old two disks do not have Advanced Format (bigger sector size). The new replacement disk ...
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Do I need to use Sysprep to clone VMs on my personal lab? [closed]

I’m a programmer and I’m trying to build up my personal Lab. I have a machine with Hyper-V Standalone Server 2012 R2 installed. I need to create VMs which will be used for testing applications, ...
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Raid 1 seeding to speed up identical installs [closed]

I was thinking of installing Ubuntu on one of our Dell servers in a RAID 1 configuration, then using the mirrored drive as the primary drive in a second identical server with another RAID 1 setup. ...
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Clone a VirtualBox VDI to make a second DRBD node

A primary node has been built up in a VirtualBox (guest RHEL 6 + DRBD). In order to get a second node with the same configuration, a VirtualBox cloning operation seems ideal easiness declare the ...
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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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how to clone a VM on LVM to another in KVM?

On a Debian wheezy i installed KVM for virtualization and install some VMs on it. I use separate LVM disks because of its performance for my VMs disk. Now i need to clone one of them in new LVM disk. ...
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Upgrade Hard Drive - Keep domain membership?

If I upgrade my laptop hard disk by cloning it to an SSD with PartedMagic will my computer fall out of the domain to which it is a currently a member? Doing some Google searching and it doesn't look ...
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Cloning options for workstations [closed]

So far I have not used cloning as an option for new computers, but now I have a problem because i need to install about 50 computers with the same setting and installed programs. How do you ...
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Cloning OpenVZ container

I have an OpenVZ container on 1 host and I would like to clone it over to my server. both run SolusVM. I only have root access to my server and would like to host the container on my server now. Can ...
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Why did cloning my Amazon EC2 node set off automatically generating a new ssh host key pair?

My normal backup process is to create a new AMI from an EC2 instance I have running Amazon's linux. This is convenient because the EC2 console automatically shuts down the node , makes a copy and ...
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How to create multiple clones of a VM in KVM/libvirt?

I (will) have a VM in libvirt (using QEMU/KVM) that I will set up and consider the "gold master". I would then like to be able to clone it 'n' times to create multiple systems. What is the best way to ...
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Mirroring Server Setup

My boss has purchased 4 Mac mini servers, and I was wondering if anyone knew if there was a way to mirror their installations, meaning whatever is installed on one can be mirrored to the rest. I was ...
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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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Using dd command and running out of space while cloning drive to img

I have a problem with drive cloning. Im using dd on damaged disk with bad sectors trying to make an image from it. Im booting computer with Live Linux CD . Damaged disk: sda 146GB (NTFS) External ...
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systemimager and sun grid engine queuing system

I'm about to install our new cluster. I've installed the first node and used it for golden-image. As a queuing software we use SGE (Sun Grid Engine). After installing of the first node I tested ...
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Removing a cloned virtual machine from an AD domain

Scenario: we're in the process of setting up central virtualised server that acts as a demonstration environment. This VM (running Windows 7) will be cloned and put on sales laptops so demonstrations ...
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How to clone a Linux server on EC2

Hi have a linux server on EC2 and I created a snapshot from that server, the the snapshot has been used to create an AMI, then I created an instance from the AMI. I always get a file system error, ...
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Can I “clone” Hyper-V VM's to a physical hard drive then use it in a real PC?

I have Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V. Can I create a Virtual Machine, install Ubuntu 11.10, then "clone" it to a real physical hard drive for use as a real OS in a physical PC?
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How to clone pfsense 2.0 (FreeBSD) server for backup?

I'd like to routinely clone my live pfSense 2.0 server for backup purposes. I am a FreeBSD n00b. What I'm doing now: 1. Manually install pfSense to an identical hardware 2. Backup config file from ...
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If I have /generalize arg, will that remove settings placed in Specialize phase?

I am currently working on .xmls for imaging on mass deployment. I want to do an unattended join to the domain and also get the drivers in the audit (sysprep) phase. But when I go from audit to OOBE, ...
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Cloning a machine after SQL Server 2008 R2 Express installation

We're rolling out laptops to some of our staff that will require SQL Server 2008 R2 Express be installed. We'd naturally prefer to do the setup of the laptops (including the installation SQL Express) ...
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Cloning a guest KVM instance with with a new IP address

I had an Ubuntu 10.4 VM running on another Ubuntu KVM host. I'd like to clone this VM but with a new IP address? I know that I would have to stop my VM, clone it, somehow give it a new IP address and ...
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Cloning & resizing Server 2003 partitions with gparted, some questions

Ok, so the situation I have is this. I've got a couple of Dell PowerEdge 2950's that are running out of drive space on the boot volume, they have a perc 5/i hardware Raid Controller. I've bought 4 ...
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Converting a physical Windows 98 machine to a Virtual machine

I need to convert a physical Windows 98 laptop to a virtual machine. I need to do this because I need to migrate an old application which still is used, and cannot run natively on Windows 7. Any ...
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What options do I have to clone a physical server as easily as a virtual machine?

We use virtual machines a great deal at my company, Hyper-V mainly but we have also dabbled with ESXi plus vCenter. Besides the traditional advantage of being able to consolidate many physical ...
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Move and clone VirtualBox machines with filesystem commands

I know of 2 ways to clone a VirtualBox machine on a linux host, one is by using the VirtualBox gui and exporting and re-importing as appliance (in the file menu of VirtualBox). The other is by ...
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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 location....
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What else to change or standardize in cloning Linux as Virtual Machine?

What would be the thing to consider in making multiple copies of Linux as VM ? in Windows i know there is sysprep to generate random SSID and make it unique copy. Can anyone share it here please ? ...
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Cloning fedora 13 across multiple machines

I want to Install the same mirror of fedora across multiple desktops, are there any cloning tools available for this.
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automate server setup with source builds

I have a centOS5.4 server set that I have a "build script" for. The server runs as a webserver that runs apache+PHP for our proprietary app. The build script, basically does a kickstart installation ...
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How do I restore to a delta file (disk) on Vmware ESXi

Using VMware Server ESXi (freebie version) I have a Virtual Machine (win 2k3 r2 server). When I first provisioned it I took a snapshot of it. I recently tried to clone the primary drive using my ...