How to Migrate Linux Installation to New Drive

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Jean updated on Mar 25, 2021 to Disk/Partition Clone | How-to Articles

"How can I safely move my Linux installation to a new drive? I decide to add a new 250GB SSD to my computer, I want to run system faster on it obviously, and I want to move my Linux operating system from the existing HDD to this new SSD. Any ideas?"

EaseUS Disk Copy

For the purpose of simply moving an entire Linux system drive, including the OS installation and boot partition as well, EaseUS Disk Copy seems to be your best choice.

There are a few benefits for you to apply this Linux HDD to SSD cloning software to migrate Linux installation to a new drive. For example:

  • It copies your Linux installation to a new drive and makes it bootable.
  • It clones your hard drive bit by bit without ignoring the bootloader files.
  • It creates a Linux disk image by cloning the Linux installation drive and keeps the backup safe on a new drive.

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How to Migrate Linux Installation Drive to A New Drive

EaseUS Disk Copy is based on Windows operating system, and it supports cloning a Linux drive using Windows. 
You're supposed to create a bootable USB/CD/DVD disk first and then start officially with the "Partition Copy" mode to migrate Linux installation drive to a new drive without a boot problem. 

Step 1. Download, install and run EaseUS Disk Copy on a healthy Windows computer. And connect an external storage device like a USB flash drive or and external hard drive to the PC. Click "Create bootable disk".

Create bootable disk to clone or copy disk

Step 2. Select USB and select your device, click "Create".

Select device to create the bootable disk

Wait for the process to complete and then you'll get a bootable disk.

Create the bootable disk for copying or cloning the disk.

Step 3. Connect the bootable disk USB and a new SSD/HDD to the computer on which you want to clone the disk and set the computer to boot from the bootable disk by changing the boot order in BIOS.

Step 4. On EaseUS Disk Copy, click "Disk Mode" and select the source disk that you want to copy or clone. Click "Next" to continue.

Select sorce disk to clone

Step 5. Select the destination disk where you want to clone/copy the old disk and click Next to continue. Click "OK" to confirm if the program asks to erase data on the destination disk.

Select the destination disk - the new HDD/SSD to clone or copy disk

Step 6. Check and edit the disk layout as Autofit the disk, Copy as the source or Edit disk layout. Autofit the disk is recommended.

  • Copy as the source option will copy/clone the same layout of partitions on your source disk to the destination disk.
  • Edit disk layout allows you to resize or move partition layout on the destination disk manually.
  • If your destination disk is an SSD drive, do remember to tick Check the option if the target is SSD.

Click "Proceed" to start the disk cloning or disk copying process now.

Clone or copy disk to the target disk.
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