Partition or Volume Clone

October 23, 2019

This option can help to clone partition and volume directly to other places. It can clone the system drive as well as the drive that includes the applications without reinstallation.

AOMEI Backupper provides the ability to clone a single partition rather than the whole disk. For example, the (C:) partition could be cloned to (D:) on the same drive, or the (E:) partition could be cloned to another disk.

  1. In the left Tab page, select the Clone option, and then select Partition Clone.

  2. Partition Clone
  3. Select the source partition or volume you want to clone and click Next.

  4. Select Source Partition
  5. Select an appropriate unallocated space or an existing partition on the desired disk as the destination partition, and click Next.

  6. Select Destination Partition
  7. Preview the information detailing your source and destination selections. On the wizard page, set desired advanced settings as follows:

  1. Edit Partition: Enables a drive letter to be assigned and the setting of the partition type as either primary or logical. The graphical Partition Bar can be dragged and moved to change the size or location of the partition.

  1. Sector by sector clone: Copies all sectors of the source partition to the destination partition, whether in use or not. The destination drive/partition size must be equal to or larger than the source partition.

  2. SSD Alignment: If the destination disk is an SSD then it is recommended this option is selected to optimize SSD performance.


    Start Clone 4
  3. Finally, click Start Clone. Wait for the process to complete and then click Finish. A partition clone can take several hours depending on the size of the source partition.

  4. Start Clone

For more detail, see: How to Do Partition/Volume Clone.

Tips:
  • A partition clone can take several hours depending on the size of the source partitions.

  • The source partition cannot be selected as a destination partition.

  • Any important data contained on the destination partition must be backed up first before the cloning operation begins as the data will be lost.

  • If the destination partition is locked by other programs and/or applications, then Backupper will request the computer is restarted to execute the partition clone operation in "Restart Mode".

  • For encrypted partitions or non-NTFS/FAT32 partitions, Backupper will use sector by sector clone mode by default.

  • Partition Clone only can clone dynamic volume from dynamic disk to a basic disk.