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

Jesse Palser jessepalsermailinglists at gmail.com
Thu May 1 08:00:49 UTC 2014


I installed "gparted" and did a copy/paste of the HDD partition, but 
there is no progress bar?
(just shows a rectangle moving side-to-side)

Can someone recommend a program to copy HDD with a progress bar?



On 05/01/2014 03:23 AM, Jesse Palser wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.
> Thanks!
> Jesse
> 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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