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How to clone a partition or hard drive in Ubuntu (Linux)

Cloning a hard drive can be useful for backing up (byte for byte) or moving data to a new hard drive. In Ubuntu this is pretty simple, though it is important to pay attention!

We’re going to use a few tools:

  • fdisk to create the partition
  • mkfs to create the filesystem
  • dd┬áto clone bytes