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Old 11-06-2016, 06:47 AM   #1
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Hello.
My Windows partition(/dev/sda2) has some problems and I like to clone it via "ntfsclone" on a new HDD. I have some questions :
1- On new HDD Must create a partition with same size?
2- Can I use ntfsclone for clone MBR too?

Please show me some useful ntfsclone parameters.

Thank you.
 
Old 11-06-2016, 06:56 AM   #2
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My Windows partition(/dev/sda2) has some problems and
What kind of problems?


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On new HDD Must create a partition with same size?
That would be the easiest, yes, unless you just want to store the partition in a file. Generally speaking to clone a partition bit by bit you could just use 'dd' as it's file system-agnostic and that's probably what you want. If there's unreadable sectors see ddrescue and dd_rescue.


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Can I use ntfsclone for clone MBR too?
Use 'dd' instead.


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Please show me some useful ntfsclone parameters.
Instead for once read the manual yourself, search the 'net if you have to, then post your suggested command line here for comments.
 
Old 11-06-2016, 01:48 PM   #3
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A man page here. https://linux.die.net/man/8/ntfsclone

Clones tend to copy the problems. I've never used ntfsclone. I tend to use windows to manage windows. Command dd or programs like redobackup/clonezilla seem to work as well as Acronis and others.

Grabbing boot area might be by using dd for set size.
 
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What kind of problems?



That would be the easiest, yes, unless you just want to store the partition in a file. Generally speaking to clone a partition bit by bit you could just use 'dd' as it's file system-agnostic and that's probably what you want. If there's unreadable sectors see ddrescue and dd_rescue.



Use 'dd' instead.



Instead for once read the manual yourself, search the 'net if you have to, then post your suggested command line here for comments.
My HDD hs a problem and I like to replace it with a new HDD but in current Windows we have some applications and reinstall them needed more time.
 
Old 11-23-2016, 10:20 AM   #5
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Both Seagate and Western Digital have free cloning software designed for windows on their respective websites. They are actually stripped down versions of Acronis True Image and will work as long as one of the drives involved is from the manufacturer. These are much better tools for cloning a drive with a windows operating system than the tools available in linux.
 
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