Disk to Disk cloning

Chris
2014-02-19
2014-02-24
  • Chris
    Chris
    2014-02-19

    Is it possible if I have a 256GB disk with only 1 ~300MB and 1 ~80GB partitions to use disk to disk cloning to a disk that is 128GB.

    I've read somewhere that it would work since unallocated space is not cloned. Help plz. :)

     
  • Chris
    Chris
    2014-02-19

    I found the there was an option that said something like "Ignore smaller size of target disk" and ticked that. It worked. However I'm not sure it's supposed to be done like this.
    Upon booting on the new cloned SSD drive, chkdsk wanted to to a complete inconsistency check on all drives. Not sure if because of new drive (drivers) or because cloning was not done properly somehow. If someone can shed some light on this? Steven? ;)

     
    Last edit: Chris 2014-02-19
  • paziulek
    paziulek
    2014-02-24

    Hello,

    I came here to ask basically the same question.
    For a quite long time I am ending up manually dumping all partitions to the hdd, the boot block/partition table and the sdX-mbr-hidden to the disk from the shell. Either I was not able to find the proper "checkbox" or simply Clonezilla does not offer dumping to a smaller destination disk than the source, even if the total partition sizes are (way) below the target's size. If I try to do that it errors out saying dst hdd smaller than the source...
    If everything is done right, there is no chkdsk/fsck involved during the initial boot process. Could someone respond with either if there is such "MAGIC" option under C-zilla, or is the manual dump the only way to achieve this?
    and is it via the >disk< or >partition< save/restore process?

    Thanks a lot!

    Mike

    Chris > "disk to a smaller disk" would be a "better" topic

     
    Last edit: paziulek 2014-02-24
  • Steven Shiau
    Steven Shiau
    2014-02-24

    Try to enter expert mode, and enable the options "-k1" and "-icds". It might help.

    Steven.

     
    • paziulek
      paziulek
      2014-02-24

      Thanks! I'll try it today and let you know.

       
      • paziulek
        paziulek
        2014-02-24

        yeah! - Thanks! - in the past I tried the "resize" options and the systems ware un-bootable, so since then I used to use the original and re-size it after the hdd was re-imaged. I never tested it again in any of the releases from within last two-three years... Thanks again!

         
        Last edit: paziulek 2014-02-27