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Thread: Disk to Disk Cloning Suggestion - Ubuntu 18.4 LTS - IDE HDD to SATA SSD

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    Disk to Disk Cloning Suggestion - Ubuntu 18.4 LTS - IDE HDD to SATA SSD

    Team,
    I been using Ubuntu 18.4 LTS on my 40GB IDE HDD. And I wanted to upgrade to SATA SSD. I planned on using Clonezilla for disk to disk transfer.
    So my question will be, is it advisable to clone this way and run the Ubuntu without any problems, and a fresh install is not possible since it is my dev. system.
    I have seen SATA HDD to SATA SDD which is possible.
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    Re: Disk to Disk Cloning Suggestion - Ubuntu 18.4 LTS - IDE HDD to SATA SSD

    Hello,

    it will work just fine. More information on how to do that can be found here:
    https://clonezilla.org/show-live-doc..._to_disk_clone

    Just a notice: the ssd drive size has to be at least that of the original disk, something that it won't be an issue taking into consideration the original disk size. Also, as it is mentioned in the guidelines, the disks should not be usable simultaneously except when the cloning procedure is taking place.

    Regards!

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    Re: Disk to Disk Cloning Suggestion - Ubuntu 18.4 LTS - IDE HDD to SATA SSD

    I have been using ddrescue to clone drives for a while. It is pretty easy and works well. It will transfer everything on the disk including any errors.

    Simply
    Code:
     sudo apt install gddrescue
    and run
    Code:
    ddrescue
    .

    Once you have cloned the drive you can expand the partitions however you want. I usually use gparted

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    Re: Disk to Disk Cloning Suggestion - Ubuntu 18.4 LTS - IDE HDD to SATA SSD

    I cloned the hard drive in one machine to an SSD drive. Since it was a laptop I obviously could not mount the target in the machine so I used one of these SATA to USB adaptors instead: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16812200155

    I used ddrescue and when I was finished, I installed the clone and it booted right up.
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    Re: Disk to Disk Cloning Suggestion - Ubuntu 18.4 LTS - IDE HDD to SATA SSD

    Team thanks you!
    I used clonezilla to clone drive to drive. And Ubuntu ran without any issue

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