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Can I install a workstation's clone onto another kind of workstation? HP->Dell? Z4G4->Z6G4?

When installing a cloned image of a system drive (CentOS 7) to a new workstation, what restrictions are there on the new workstation? Can I take a clone made from an HP Z4G4 workstation's system drive ...
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How do I make a bootable USB stick with Clonezilla manually, using a zip (not ISO)?

I want to make a bootable USB stick with Clonezilla. I'll edit some things to use the preseed functions, and therefore want to be able to edit files on the stick. Earlier I've printed the Clonezilla ...
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Issues running an automatic and unattended clonezilla restore drive

When I try to run an automated and unattended restore via Clonezilla it returns the following error: Now run "ocs_prerun": mount /dev/sdb2 /mnt... Mount: /mnt: special device /dev/sdb2 does ...
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Stuck in emergency mode after cloning my system with clonezilla

I cloned my installation from a 240GB SATA SSD to a 500GB NVMe SSD using Clonezilla. The cloning was completed successfully, except for a failure with initrd (unfortauntely I don't remember the ...
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Why does my dd Full Disk Copy Keep failing at 8 GB?

I am trying to clone a 500 GB SSD to a 1TB SSD. For some reason, it keeps failing when the data being copied reaches 8GB. This is the third 1TB SSD I've tried this on and they all get stuck at the ...
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Will Clonezilla ignore my swapfile when saving a disk?

I have a PC with 32GBs of RAM running Linux Mint 20. As per instructions found here (which were meant for 19, but appear to work for 20), I have increased my swapfile to just a little larger than my ...
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Bad luck with CloneZilla and MDADM, please suggest something else

Long story short, I have 2 physical servers which I use to run Proxmox. A week ago I saw there is a new stable version of Proxmox VE, so regarding best practices before major upgrade I should have a ...
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Clonezilla dev to dev fails with size mismatch in expert mode and appropriate flags

Using Clonezilla in following situation. Dell laptop E7470 with Win10 (doesn't matter) and 1024G SSD. A second SSD with 1000G (24G smaller than built-in) attached externally in USB enclosure. Goal is ...
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Clonezilla: How to append console speed to client kernel option

I have the following setup Clonezilla lite-server Clonezilla client custom-ubuntu-img <---- needs to restore custom-ubuntu-img Everything ...
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Fixing EFI partition and cloning installation to another drive

This is the situation: I've had a flawless experience with Windows 10/Pop!_OS 20.04 dual booting for a couple of years until yesterday when I booted into Windows, installed a game and when I tried to ...
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How to increase LVM when using LUKS2 on Debian Buster

I'm running Debian Buster on a ThinkPad T420 which is equipped with a 250 GB SSD. Since I needed more disk space I used Clonezilla to clone my current Debian installation from the internal 250 GB SSD ...
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"Timed out waiting for device..." after disk clone with correct UUIDs

I've just cloned an SSD to a larger SSD but I'm unable to run any of my 2 linux instalations (Windows is fine). When booting, I get this errors: [ TIME ] Timed out waiting for device /dev/disk/by-uuid/...
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How to optimally copy a read-protected Clonezilla disk image?

Only the root user appears to have access to read the image data (plain text files in the archive have lower level of permissions). I want to transfer the backup archive in an identical form to avoid ...
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Restored encrypted LUKS drive with CloneZilla makes system non-bootable

As the title says, I've made a backup of my system before sending my laptop for tech repairs, my system was encrypted and I used CloneZilla's beginner mode so as to not mess anything up. I received my ...
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Can we know which logical blocks are in used without understanding the filesystem running on top?

From this FAQ: Why Clonezilla can NOT restore an image which is saved from a large drive to a smaller drive? Any workaround? It's not easy to implement such a feature, since Clonezilla now is a ...
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Clonezilla restoring to a different partition

After a crash on my hard drive, I had to start from scratch. I reorganized the different systems and their appropriate partitions. I had the required partitions and their sizes set up.  The only ...
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Clone functionality for APFS

I understand that Clonezilla does not list APFS as a supported file system. It is important to me to be able to create a clone back of a disk so that the many of work can be restored should there be ...
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Clone and restore a Opensuse linux on another physical machine

I have a Opensuse Linux installed and all application/database configured. This Linux has no GUI, only command prompt. Now we want to create an image of this installation so that we can set it up on ...
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grub2win isoboot CloneZilla LiveCD unable to find a medium containing a live file system

Help, please. I've got: Win10 Pro. With legacy bios bootloader. Installed grub2win bootloader. Added menu entry isoboot CloneZilla LiveCD. iso-file situated on local disk with NTFS file system. Menu ...
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Clonezilla fails to clone to smaller disk

I am using clonezilla to clone disk from an SDcard (raspberry pi sd card running OMV5 OS) to another SD card. Now, I have resized via Gparted the SD card from being 32gb to approx 10gb, rebooted RPi ...
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MX Linux 19: Clonezilla fails w/ error "syntax error near unexpected token `<"

I've created an MX-Linux 19 LiveUSB with Clonezilla (ver. 3.27.16-3) installed by Synaptic Package Manager from the MX Linux repository, which I then remastered. The remastered LiveUSB passed several ...
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LiveUSB with CLONEZILLA and GPARTED : Which Distro?

I need to find a stable distro which has, on its LiveUSB, both Clonezilla and Gparted, for Ubuntu 18.04 does not. Which LiveUSBs would have both?
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CentOS 8: Clonezilla image fails to boot when applied

Imaging CentOS 8 with Clonezilla consistently fails to make an image I can successfully replay onto a different drive and boot from. I downloaded the CentOS installation ISO and verified it with ...
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Clonezilla made a smaller image than actual drive size

I've jut got a new laptop with a 500GB SSD. The first thing that I've wanted to do is cloning the hard drive because I want to have an original copy of the entire system as is. In order to do that I'...
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Default grub entry not resetting

I have setup Clonezilla to automatically backup my system every 2 weeks; been successful for nearly a year now. In my script, I use these commands to get my system to reboot into the Clonezilla ...
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Clonezilla and BTRFS, GRUB and boot

I cloned my Btrfs drive with OpenSUSE Tumbleweed installed on it to a larger drive with Clonezilla, I've even tried doing this sector-by-sector. Yet, even though the process appears to have been ...
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Linux disk imaging and booting

I have a Centos 7 system - boot, home, and root are all on seperate partitions on a single 500GB disk - which the system boots from. What i want to do is to use an imaging program once a month to ...
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How do I clone a 2 TB HDD onto a 120 GB HDD (shrink partition using gparted)

I have the following: Western Digital 2 TB HDD (65GB used space) Seagate 250 GB HDD (with nothing on it) The 2 TB HDD has Mac OS X 10.6.8 that I need to clone onto the smaller drive in order to use ...
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How to convert RedHat 7 Raid 0 system from UUID to device (sda/sdb)

I'm trying to create an image of an RHEL 7.6 Raid0 device. I've eliminated the UUIDs from grub.conf, but the target device is still failing on boot because it's looking for the UUIDs from the source ...
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How to image RedHat (or CentOS 7)

I'm trying to figure out if it's possible to create an image of a RedHat 7.6 system and restore it to another system with exactly the same hardware (in this case a 2TB Raid-0 system). We had ...
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Clonezilla won't mount encrypted with VeraCrypt partition

I am using Clonezilla from Parted Magic - which I am booting from live USB - because it contains VeraCrypt and Clonezilla. I want to create a backup image of one of the partitions on the hard disk of ...
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Customize Clonezilla to simplify choices

I am using Clonezilla in a non-profit organization. I wrote a usage guideline, but it needs 38 steps. Now I wonder whether I could customize my Clonezilla USB Stick so that it does not provide all ...
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Clonezilla clone linux partition MBR based and restore to UEFI based system

I have a xubuntu partition on my actual laptop with MBR and grub for dual boot windows and Linux. I'm trying to clone the xubuntu partition and restore into a new laptop that is UEFI based. In the ...
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How do I create a bootable ISO image from a running ARM 7 based Debian 9 machine

I am running a system on a Banana Pi M2+ which I need to clone into a bootable working copy and I cannot find repos for tools like syslinux and clonezilla for the ARM processor. Is there another ...
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Clonezilla - cloning usb flash drive to smaller usb flash drive

The usb drive i want to clone is slightly bigger than the target usb drive - with about 1gb bigger, but the data on the source usb drive is with smaller size than the size of the target usb drive. ...
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How to clone partitions from larger disk to smaller disk

I have a disk with 1000gb and ~7partitions that take about 210 GB, and I'm trying to clone those partitions to 240 GB disk. I've tried doing it with clonezilla boot up USB. Using dd if=/dev/sdc of=/...
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Backup and restore clonezilla linux image into a new windows based laptop

my current office laptop ( that died recently ) is configured with dual boot windows/xubuntu, because company laptop comes by default with windows. Luckily the hard disk is fine. Now the new laptop ...
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Clonezilla back up mapped partition in /dev/mapper/

Every time I do a full system image backup, Clonezilla copies the ~200GiB of free space of my LUKS encrypted home partition too. Now, I have unencryped it as /dev/mapper/luks-some-numbers and want to ...
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Clonezilla: is it possible to clone AWS EBS?

I need to decrease the size of bootable EBS in AWS, I tried to rsync all data to another bootable drive (clearing everything before) but after that I can not boot it (empty log from EC2 dashboard and ...
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Error when booting clonezilla

I've put a clonezilla boot image on a usbdrive then when I boot Clonezilla I get the below screen then Clonzezilla opens normally. I wonder if this will affect my clone process?
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Image drive that's formated as a single filesystem (no partitions)

I've been using Clonezilla (partimage) to image all of the drives on one of my networks. The drive in question is used as data drive for a Fedora host, and is formatted EXT2, however the filesystem ...
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Failed to use partClone program to save or restore an image

I want to clone a Windows partition of a dual booted laptop which doesn't boot anymore as described in the following link. I don't know why but I can't clone a partition with Clonezilla. I only have ...
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Clonezilla: Server No disk image found in /home/partimag.. make sure you already saved an image

I am trying to setup a cloning sever to restore disk images onto quite a few computers. When I am going through the dcs command I choose to restore a disk and in the terminal I get the error "No disk ...
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Can I remove the Clonezilla USB media while it is running?

I booted the Clonezilla live image from a USB stick and am currently in the proces of cloning my internal HDD from it. If this was a normal Debian live USB, taking out the USB stick during operation ...
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Clonezilla pxe boot via uefi

I've succesfully setup Clonezilla boot on my Centos 7 PXE server legacy mode, but when I tried to get UEFI PXE working, I got stuck and it doesn't boot at all. I am using similar settings to launch it ...
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CloneZilla using

I have laptop with Manjaro kde. 1 SSD - system 2 HDD - different file I want backup all files on SSD to HDD using Clonezilla. But how can I do it, if I must to unmount all disks? I try different ...
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Clonezilla clone won't boot without reinstalling grub2

I've taken a clone of a machine with the following partitions: Device Type Label /dev/sda /dev/sda1 Ext4 boot /dev/sda2 Linux LVM ...
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I'd like to make the ultimate bootable USB with several distributions on it. How? [duplicate]

I have a USB key attached to my keyfob, and I'd like to turn it into a toolbox where I have bootable images on it (DBAN, Clonezilla, Kali, Ubuntu...) Is there a way to have all these images on the ...
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Will a clonezilla image restore properly to a different hard drive?

From a planning standpoint, I would like to understand if a Clonezilla Unix image will restore to a different hard drive. I would also like to understand the same point with regard to a Windows XP ...
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Is it safe to mount my USB HDD to /home/partimag to clone partition

My new laptop is broken and I've connected hdd (500GB) to my old laptop using usb. I want to backup my windows partition (125GB) from old laptop hdd (500GB) using clonezilla but I don't have enough ...
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