Q&A Cloning Question

Discussion in 'Backup, Sync and Encryption' started by FrankN209, Nov 27, 2017.

  1. FrankN209

    FrankN209 Level 1

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    I'm trying to clone a hard drive from a laptop. Both are 500gb. I'm using Aomei backerupper. Everything runs smooth until the end of the session. I get an error, not enough reserved space. Do I need to shrink the c: drive volume on the source drive to make this work?

    Thanks again
     
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  2. _CyberGhosT_

    _CyberGhosT_ Level 52
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    You shouldn't need to if they are the same size or bigger, but I have never used this software for cloning so you may have to wait for someone who employs this Aomei product sorry.
    If it was a "Reflect" Cloning issue I would have been all over it for you :)
    Good luck.
     
  3. Soulweave

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    I had the same problem and had to resort to Paragon solutions. Took a bit longer but it did its job.

    When I cloned a 750GB to a 1TB HDD however I had no problems with Aomei.

    Give Paragon or other free solutions a try.
     
  4. roger_m

    roger_m Level 12

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    Does it stop cloning the drive, or is it just a warning message?
     
  5. FrankN209

    FrankN209 Level 1

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    Both, it gives a warning at the very end, then stops.
     
  6. roger_m

    roger_m Level 12

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    If it's at the end, then it should have finished cloning the drive. It sounds like the new drive has a slightly less capacity than the old one.
     
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  7. Telos

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    This is good advice. Install Macrium Reflect Free. Give that a go.
     
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  8. BryanB

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    #8 BryanB, Nov 27, 2017
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    roger_m said; If it's at the end, then it should have finished cloning the drive. It sounds like the new drive has a slightly less capacity than the old one.
    That's the rub, very delicate operation, apparently! I ended up purchasing a cloning kit and it simplified the process immensely. The particular brand is APRICORN ASW-USB3-25 USB3.0 to SATA Adapter. It comes with the software to walk you quickly and easily through the process. I've used it at least 15 to 20 times and it never failed me. Doesn't matter the size of the drives it just works.
     
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