Disk cloning

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Disk cloning : 

Disk cloning

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Disk cloning is the process of copying the contents of one computer hard disk to another disk or to an "image" file. the contents of the first disk are written to an image file as an intermediate step, and the second disk is loaded with the contents of the image. This procedure is also useful when moving to a larger capacity disk or to restore to a virgin installation.

How it works : 

How it works

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To provision the hard disk of a computer without using disk cloning software, the following steps are generally required for each computer: Create one or more partitions on the disk Format each partition to create a file system on it Install the operating system Install device drivers for the particular hardware Install application software With disk cloning, this is simplified to: Install the first computer, as above. Create an image of the hard disk (optional) Clone the first disk, or its image, to the remaining computers This can be referred to simply as a recovery disc.

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