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How to Clone Raspberry Pi SD Card

Updated on Apr 15, 2019 by Tracy King to Backup Utility

Summary:
Finding a way to clone Raspberry Pi SD card? This page introduces you a reliable backup tool and shows you how to clone Raspberry Pi SD card with the software step by step. This guide can be also applied to clone USB flash drive.

How can I clone my Raspberry Pi SD card

"I have a Raspberry Pi SD card with 16GB and I have been writing programs for my Raspberry Pi (running Debian) for a few weeks. Now I would like to make sure I protect the work I have done.
How can I backup the files I have created? Some friends told me to clone Raspberry Pi SD card, but I have no idea about how to do this job. Is there any suggestion?"

The Raspberry Pi is a finicky little device which is usually used as media center or retro gaming station. But sometimes, it would freeze or crash, requiring you to unplug it to get it going again, which would corrupt the SD card. When facing such a situation, you have to set up the Pi from scratch. It is really annoying! To avoid such a problem, you are strongly advised to clone Raspberry Pi SD card for backup. It allows you to copy the all-set-up image back to the SD card, put it in the Pi, and be up and running again in minutes instead of hours when Raspberry Pi crash.

How to clone Raspberry Pi SD card with EaseUS Workstation backup software

To clone Raspberry Pi SD card effectively and easily, you need a reliable SD card clone tool. Here EaseUS easy backup software is recommended for its powerful backup capacity and flexible & advanced backup features. Working well in disk clone, the program is extremely helpful for duplicating SD card or backing up an SD card's contents. It allows you to create an exact image of your Raspberry Pi SD card and you can easily restore that image to another SD card or the same one later. Now you can learn how to clone Raspberry Pi SD card by this software with simple steps. (The following steps show you how to clone one SD card to another. You can change the target device according to your needs.)

Preparations:

  • Connect both of the SD cards to your Computer.
  • Download EaseUS Todo Backup to your computer.

Step 1. Open EaseUS Todo Backup and go to the "Clone" feature.

open easeus todo backup and click clone

Step 2. Select one of the SD cards that you want to clone. 

select one of the usb as your source disk

Step 3. Select the other SD card as the destination to save your data.

select the other USB as your destination

Step 4. Preview the disk layout and then click Proceed to execute the USB cloning process.

preview the usb settings and click proceed to satrt usb cloning

Finish all the three steps, you can successfully clone Raspberry Pi SD card to another card. And if you are looking for a tutorial to clone USB flash drive, this guide is also helpful! Just try it whenever you have a need.