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How to Clone Raspberry Pi SD Card

Posted on Nov 16, 2017 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.

Step 1. Connect your Raspberry Pi SD card to Windows computer. Launch EaseUS EaseUS Workstation backup software and click Clone. And then select source disk you want to clone.

Select source disk to clone Raspberry Pi SD card

Step 2. Select the destination disk. Under Advanced options, sector by sector clone option enables you to clone all sectors from source disk to destination disk.

Select destination disk to clone Raspberry Pi SD card

Step 3. Preview the disk layout after cloning. And finally, you can click Proceed to clone Raspberry Pi SD card with one click.

Preview source disk and confirm to clone Raspberry Pi SD card to another

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.