How to clone dual boot drive to SSD

Brithny updated on Apr 03, 2019 to Backup Utility | How-to Articles

"I'm planning on replacing my laptop's HDD with a 256GB SSD, but I have a dual-boot (12.04 and Windows 7) setup and I'd like to be able to directly migrate Ubuntu over without having to reinstall and lose all of my settings. Is there any software to help?"

Which software can clone dual boot hard drive

Finding a reliable way to clone dual boot hard drive? This page offers you EaseUS Todo Backup Free, a powerful and easy-to-use disk cloning software to help. 

Overview of dual boot drive clone

Recently, many users are planning to clone HDD to SSD. It would be an easy job. But for users who have set up a dual boot on their PC, it is not the case. Many users are not sure whether the cloned SSD is an exact copy of the old hard drive with dual boot. 

Will both operating systems be cloned to SSD

If you have the same concern, now, you will no longer worry about it. When you clone a hard drive using EaseUS cloning software, all the data on it will be transferred to the destination disk. There is no real difference between a single boot, and multiboot. In other words, it will clone both operating systems to the SSD.

To clone dual boot hard drive to SSD, follow these steps:

1. Launch EaseUS Toto Backup and click Clone.

click clone to clone your disk or partition

2. Select the whole disk that has your dual OS, and click Next.

select the source disk or partition to clone.

3. Choose the target partition or hard disk that you want to save the dual OS.

choose a destination to save cloned dual OS

Do remember to tick Optimize for SSD under Advanced options if the destination disk is an SSD.

tick sector by sector clone

4. Preview the disk layout to confirm the settings of the source and destination disk. Click Proceed to execute dual OS clone.

preview the disk layout and satrt to clone.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the difference between Clone and Backup? In what cases should I use Clone?

Clone will copy one disk to another or one partition to another (unallocated space is also supported). Usually, this option is used to upgrade the current disk by creating an identical copy. Backup will generate a .PBD image file containing the selected files or system that can be restored from the .PBD image if needed.

What is the difference between System Backup and Disk Backup?

System Backup will auto-select the system boot related partition(s) as the backup source to make sure the system image can be restored properly. Disk/Partition Backup will allow you to manually select a whole disk or speficy a certain partition as the backup source. You will get the same backup result as System Backup if you manually select the system and boot partitions with the Disk/Partition Backup option.

As a computer newbie, what features should I use to protect my computer?

You can use System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions, use Disk/Partition backup to back up the data partition and add plans to run an automatic backup. If you use the computer frequently or have software that may cause boot failure of the computer, we would suggest you back up the computer every 1 to 2 days. For other situations, you can backup the computer once a week. In addition, you can schedule File Backup to back up the files which are changed frequently.

What kind of storage service should I use to save my backup images?

EaseUS Todo Backup can save backup images to internal disks, external disks, network drives, or free cloud(Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive) and CD/DVD. It is suggested to save the images to the internal/external/network drives to save time as those kinds of disks have a better read-write speed. It is suggested NOT to save the image on the source disk, because once the disk is damaged, all the files on the disk will become unavailable and you will be unable to restore the image.

As a company network administrator, what features should I use to protect our internal computers?

It is recommended that you use the SQL Backup feature to back up your company's SQL server and Exchange Backup feature to back up the Exchange server. In addition, you can execute System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions on every computer and set a plan to execute the backup once a day or twice a week to ensure that the computer can be restored timely when it has boot issues. File Backup feature can be used to back up important user data. If there are a large quantity of computers, you can purchase EaseUS Backup Center to manage the backups on the client computers centrally.

About EaseUS Todo Backup

Be it a file, system, partition, or disk, EaseUS Todo Backup will help you back up or clone the item and provide you with multiple backup plans.