I'd like to clone a running Debian machine (ext4, no LVM) to identical hardware, preferably over the network to create a test box.
Q1) Which tools / scripts are available that allow me to do this? AFAIK clonezilla and gparted need to be started from a separate medium. Would dd or ddrescue work?
Q2) In what ways do I need to adapt the clone so that both will run in the same network segment (my home network)? The original machine has a static DHCP IP via its MAC so that won't be an issue. I thought of changing the hostname and disabling crontabs. Anything else?