General :: Clone Entire HDD In Red Hat 9?

Jan 16, 2011

I Have a Red hat 9 Installed in our Site With 5 Partitions Which work's as a Server for 3 clients .I wanted to clone the entire H.D.D of the system to a new one, So then if i have a problem i can restore it back.For Example I use Nortron Ghost for Windows Systems( but Without Portions)

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General :: Clone Entire VirtualBox OS To A New PC (real-hardware)?

Apr 20, 2011

The situation is; I am running a web server (Ubuntu 10.10 server) on virtualbox v.4 inside Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop and now I want to clone entire web server on my brand new PC.

I found a possible solution here: [URL]

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General :: Clone Or Copy Entire System To External Bootable HD?

Sep 5, 2010

I have a 16GB Ubuntu Webserver running on a Transcend SMART CF chip (Yes I know all the reasons not to). I want to move that entire system (OS, Files and structure) to an external bootable HD that will probably be closer to 100GB. What's the easiest way to do this and have it be plug and play. By which I mean I can then plug the drive into a new system and boot it up just as it was running on the old system.

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Ubuntu :: Possible To Copy / Clone Entire Disk Including MBR?

Apr 30, 2011

I have win7 and ubuntu on a 250gb hard drive. I would like to move this to a 1tb drive. Is it possible to clone the entire hard drive, including the MBR? Thought about doing a disk image but unsure if this is the answer. I am using win7 64 pro and ubuntu 10.10.

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General :: Getting Clone Of HDD - CVS Server

Sep 10, 2010

A linux cvs server is of 250 GB, I have to replace all data to a new 500 GB hdd with intact of data. How will I do that?

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General :: Subversion - How To Clone A Tag

Apr 7, 2010

I'd like to be able to clone a tagged module, but have not succeeded with this attempt:


Does anyone know if it is possible to clone/copy tags like this at all? Or must I find another way of doing this?

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General :: Git Clone Behind A Proxy Server

Jun 28, 2010

I want to clone a linux bridge repository. i'm behind a proxy server.

The command :

gives the following error

I've done
1 - sudo apt-get install socket
2 - in my home directory, a shell script called "" was created containing #! /bin/bash (echo "CONNECT $1:$2 HTTP/1.0"; echo; cat ) | socket git://MYPROXY 3128 (read a; read a; cat )
3 - chmod +x

Still not getting.

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General :: Clone A Running System?

Jan 8, 2011

I'm thinking about cloning a system without having physical access to its HDD. Is it possible to simply copy the contents of the filesystem (using ssh/scp) to a freshly formatted HDD (maintaining the source fs-type and -geometry)?

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General :: Need Windows App To Clone CF Card

Jun 19, 2010

I have a computer-based device used in my Ophthalmology office that uses a Compact Flash card as its primary hard drive. This device, and the CF card, are Linux based, and so the card has Linux partitions on it. I need to be able to clone this CF card, using a Windows computer, onto another CF card, to replace one that has failed in one of these devices. Neither Windows XP nor Vista is able to do anything with it.

I use Casper to clone Windows hard drives and partitions which are FAT32, NTFS, etc., but it does not recognize or work with Linux partitions. I need a simple, hopefully free or inexpensive, program that I can install on a Windows XP or Vista computer, which can clone the good Linux based CF card (which would be connected via a USB Reader, or a built-in Media reader) onto a brand-new unformatted CF card that I would buy, and similarly connected.

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General :: How To Clone Disks From Command Line With DD

Feb 20, 2011

Linux (any distro) HowTo: Clone disks from the command line with dd [URL]

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General :: Clone A Larger Disk To Smaller With Cp?

Jul 10, 2010

I need to clone a 160GB hard drive with Linux Mint 9 (not more than 10GB used) to a 30GB SSD that is partitioned carefully (aligned to cylinder boundaries) and is currently running Ubuntu (which I wish to overwrite with Linux Mint 9). The SSD has a /boot partition, / and swap. The source (160 GB) does not have a separate boot partition. Can anyone help me fill in the steps below? /dev/sdc will be the source (160GB) and /dev/sda is the target (with partitions 1,2 and swap on 5).

make a copy of /etc/fstab from the target drive before proceeding. Ready the target partitions. Can I reuse the existing destination partitions on the SSD? Ready the filesystems on each of the target partitions. /boot is ext2, / is ext4 and swap is already set up too. As I said, all contain data (Ubuntu) that I wish to overwrite. So what steps are needed here? Do I need to erase anything (files, etc.) before the copy/clone? next, use dd to copy MBR (right?) And exclude partition table:


dd if=/dev/sdc1 of=/dev/sda1 count=1 bs=446

Mount the source and destination drives:


mount -t ext4 /dev/sdc1 /mnt/source
mount -t ext2 /dev/sda1 /mnt/boot_target
mount -t ext4 /dev/sda2 /mnt/root_target

I suppose I can leave the swap partition on the target untouched. Copy the files from the source partition to the destination


cp -a /mnt/source/boot /mnt/boot_target
cp -a /mnt/source/ /mnt/root_target

then I assume I go to /mnt/root_target and delete the /boot directory, right? Change /etc/fstab to reflect the new partitions. I mount by label. Will my partition labels be intact after this? Do I have to make any changes to GRUB? Anything else?

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General :: Clone HDD Image And Install Using PXE Boot?

Jan 15, 2010

I just finish setting Fedora 10 system including all the config that I like. I back up the image by using dd command.

dd if=/dev/sda of=~/disk1.img

Now, I already have an image. how do I clone this image to second unit by using PXE boot server? I already have PXE boot server and it works since I installed Fedora from network (PXE boot).

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General :: Clone Standard Output To /dev/tty0?

Jan 10, 2011

I'm working on a SBC9261 board with touchscreen, running Linux 2.6.24./dev/ttyS0 is the standard output and /dev/tty0 is the console on the touchscreen.What I would like to do is to clone the standard output to the touchscreen, so the console would be displayed twice.

It would be like :


~ $ ./whatEverScript > /dev/tty0

but the output would also appear on /dev/ttyS0.

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General :: Clone Virtual Image To Redeploy In Vm?

May 19, 2010

I'm working on building a pre-patched image of Linux and Windows. Windows I used sysprep and worked out pretty well but not sure what is the steps for Linux? I am planning to use CentOS and Ubuntu, is there a command or script that will recheck the MAC address and prompt for new machine name?

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General :: Copy / Clone Usb Stick That Have Several Partitions?

May 6, 2010

Is there a good way from the shell to copy/clone a usb stick that have several partitions?

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General :: Clone HDD That Has EISA Configuration Partition

Feb 25, 2011

I am trying to clone a HDD which has Windows Vista installed. There are two patitions in in:
9.3GB EISA Configuration
65GB NTFS (the C: drive as windows calls it)
I am going to clone the entire hard disk with clonezilla, I am not sure what the EISA partition is and if it can be cloned(then restored) using clonezilla. I did google it, its probably some kind of a recovery partition of some sort.

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General :: Use To Set The Timezone Of The Entire System Using C?

Aug 4, 2010

Is there any function I can use to set the timezone of the entire system in linux using C? (Other than creating a symbolic link between /etc/localtime and /usr/share/zoneinfo/). Could I specify the timezone offset in seconds by any chance?

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General :: Full System Clone Snapshot Using Rsync?

Dec 11, 2010

I have automated backups running on my ubuntu box using rsnapshot (rsync) basically following this tutorial. My concern is how to restore if everything is lost. Since it does not seem that I can backup the entire drive and that I have to choose individual folders and some like proc/ cause problems.

Currently in my rsnapshot.conf I have (see below). Is there a way to just clone the entire drive? Or should I not do this? Questions:

1, Can I backup in a way such that it is a clone of the drive so that it can be swapped with the current drive?

2, If not yes to clone, If I had a total drive failure would I install a basic ubuntu and then replace all the files with the backups?

3, Anything I might not know about that I should.


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General :: Tools To Clone CentOS With All Installed Software To Another Box?

Dec 21, 2010

Could you please advice how to clone CentOS with all installed software to another box.

What tools should be used?

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General :: Partition Type / Size Quirks After DD Clone

Apr 26, 2010

I decided to clone my OS partition to another hard drive using dd (without any special options). I created the target partition before cloning (25GB) but it shows up as 21GB (source/original partition's size) in df, as well as ext2 instead of ext4.

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General :: Backup Program To Clone The Partition Of Ubuntu?

Mar 9, 2011

I am looking for Backup Program to clone the partition of Ubuntu.

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General :: Recursively Download An Entire Web Directory?

Feb 3, 2010

i have a web directory that has many folders and many sub folders containing files.

i need to download everything using wget or bash.

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General :: Delete Entire System Using Terminal?

Jul 22, 2011

How can I delete my entire system using terminal? I know that the beginning is rm, but then what?

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General :: Can Copy Entire Partition / Put It On New Drive

Jul 11, 2011

i am putting a larger drive in my laptop, i have linux mint 10 KDE setup with all the software i need and running just the way i like it. is it possible to actually copy the entire partition to a external drive then place the partition back into my laptop with the new drive in it, and still have it all setup the way i had it?

basically so i dont have to reinstall everything and set it up again.if this is possible could you please explain how i can do it in the simpliest terms at all please.

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General :: Change Ownership Of An Entire Directory?

Jul 2, 2010

Installed Sidux over LennySidux didn't want to take my usual username, because a folder with that name existed in my home directory.So, I just mounted the home partition and changed the name of my home directory from shay to shay1.Don't know what that did or didn't do permission wise to the files in my old home directory, but I've got a few unowned files floating around my home directory anyway that have been dragged in from old harddrives and such.

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General :: Copy An Entire Folder Tree ?

Sep 27, 2010

I am trying to use the cp command to copy some files around but want to preserve the entire folder structure. Example:

Then within the /backup location I want to see /backup/folder1/folder2/file.

I have tried cp -a and cp -p but neither give me the above.

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General :: Clone Or Create Image Of Working Servers Having Centos5.3?

Dec 15, 2010

i have centos 5.3 , i want to clone or create image of my working servers having centos5.3 in another hardisk so that if my server down i can just put this another hardisk which having image or clone of the crash server and my server will up in small amount of time is it possible or not if yes then how

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General :: Software Booting - Trying Clone To Another Hard Drive As Back Up

May 8, 2011

I have a mini ITX computer that runs a software that I have been trying to clone to another hard drive as back up. When I do clone it, it is the exact same copy down to every byte. When I try to boot from the cloned hard drive, it starts booting, then displays some text:

Then is says some of the files are not found including a encryption signer key not found.

I do no know the next step I need to take. Is this becasue it is running off a different hard drive? I do not understand a bzImage too well, but does it have anything to do with that file?

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General :: SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) Clone Available?

Jul 19, 2010

if there is available SLES clone out there. Like Red Hat Enterprise Linux = CentOS?

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General :: Copy Entire Folder Contents To Another Using PUTTY?

May 2, 2011

How to Copy the entire folder contents (including sub-folders and their contents) to another folder using PUTTY? Is there any command for that?

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