[14.04 64Bit] - Best Method To Clone A 1TB Hard Drive In Kubuntu?

Jesse Palser jessepalsermailinglists at gmail.com
Thu May 1 07:23:38 UTC 2014


Thank you for your response.
I am copying a internal SATA3 HDD to an external USB 3.0 HDD.

I'll install "gparted" program and check it out later.



On 05/01/2014 03:09 AM, Nils Kassube wrote:
> Jesse Palser wrote:
>> What is the best method to clone a 1TB hard drive to another empty 1TB
>> hard drive in Kubuntu?
>> I tried "dd" command in Terminal, but it's been running for 5 hours
>> and it does not show progress.
> How did you connect the second disk? If it is connected via USB 2.0, you
> can expect about 25MB/s transfer speed. That would be about 11 hours for
> 1TB.
> And yes, unfortunately there is no prograss bar for dd, but you could
> use the command
> killall -USR1 dd
> which will instruct the running dd comand to print a message about the
> progress. And be careful that you use exactly "-USR1" because otherwise
> you might abort the command.
>> I looked in Muon Discover for a hard drive cloning software but did
>> not see anything useful.
>> I would prefer some application with a GUI over Terminal commands.
> You could try "gparted". There you can see the progress while copying
> partitions.
> Nils

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