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Linux Copy Data from One Partition to Another

Updated on Apr 09, 2019 by Brithny to Disk/Partition Clone

EaseUS Disk Copy software is Windows operating system based, and it is widely used to upgrade a hard drive on Linux by worldwide customers. On this page, you will learn the detailed guide to copy data from one partition to another in Linux like copy files to the external hard drive, USB or SD card in Linux.

Linux Copy from One Drive to Another

"I have lots of files and data on my old computer's D drive. I want to copy all the data from the D drive to a new external hard drive. However, things become difficult when my computer can't boot into my Linux every now and then. I wonder, is there any reliable way to copy data from one partition to another in Linux without booting into Linux?"

EaseUS Disk Copy: Copy Data from One Partition to Another in Linux

It is indeed troublesome when you can't boot into your Operating System normally. Especially when you want to get your precious data from your hard drive on the computer. If you are troubled, you can follow our suggestions.

Here we’d like to recommend you try a powerful Linux disk cloning software - EaseUS Disk Copy which is fully compatible with Linux. You can just apply this software to help you clone Linux partition to another without difficulty.


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Note: Do remember to connect your new bigger external hard drive to the Linux computer as a storage device before you clone Linux partition. 

How to Copy Data from One Partition to Another in Linux

Before you start to copy the Linux partition, you must create a bootable disk so that you can copy the partition. Then you just need to simply follow the details below:

1. Download, install and run EaseUS Disk Copy on your PC.

Click Partition Mode and select the source partitions that you want to copy or clone. Click Next to continue.

Select source partition to clone

2. Select the target partition where you want to clone/copy the source partition to and click Next to continue.
Click OK if the program asks to erase data on the destination partition.

Select the destination partition to clone or copy partition

3. Check and edit the partition layout: 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 from your source disk to the destination disk.
  • Edit disk layout allows you to manually resize or move partition layout on the destination disk.
Copy and clone partition to destination partition.

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

Complete partition cloning or copying process

After the process finishes, you can connect your external hard drive to another computer to make sure that you have moved the Linux partition data to your external hard drive.