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Introduction

In this blog post, we will learn how to restore one image file to multiple hard disks using Clonezilla disk cloning software.

Restore Image to Multiple Disks in Clonezilla

Restoring a disk image to a multiple-hard disk is a very handy feature to have when you want to restore the image to the multiple-hard disk at once.

In this example, we will restore two disks, nvme0n3 and nvme0n4, which are 64.4 GB each. We already have a Clonezilla image on disk at nvme0n2p1. The image name is called “Windows_10_Img“.

1. Boot your computer with a Clonezilla Live CD/DVD or USB flash drive, then select Clonezilla Live (Default settings, VGA 800×600) and press enter.

Clonezilla Restore an Image to Multiple Local Disks

2. Choose the language as “English“, and press enter.

Clonezilla Restore an Image to Multiple Local Disks

3. Select the US keyboard as the default keyboard layout and press enter.

Clonezilla Restore an Image to Multiple Local Disks

4. Choose to “Start Clonezilla” and press enter.

Clonezilla Restore an Image to Multiple Local Disks

5. Select the “device-image” option and press enter.

Clonezilla Restore an Image to Multiple Local Disks

6. Choose the “local_dev” option and press enter.

Clonezilla Restore an Image to Multiple Local Disks

7. Press CTRL + C to exit.

Clonezilla Restore an Image to Multiple Local Disks

8. Choose Clonezilla as the image repository. In our case, it’s disk NVME0N2P1 (60GB).

9. We will skip the check and repair file system before mounting the image repository.

10. Select an image file and press enter.

11. Clonezilla will show a disk usage report. Press enter to continue.

12. Choose “Beginner mode” and press enter.

13. Select “1-2-mdisks restore an image to multiple local disks.”

14. Press enter to continue.

15. Choose the image file to restore and press enter.

16. Choose the target disk. Here we have selected 64.4 GB on two disks, nvme0n3 and nvme0n4. Always make sure the size of the target hard disk is greater than the source hard disk image file.

17. Choose to “check the image integrity before restoring.”

18. It’s recommended to check the image before restoring it. You will not know if the image is broken or not. If you are sure that the integrity is OK, then of course you can choose “-scr” to skip the check.

19. Press enter to continue.

20. For confirmation, type y and press enter.

21. One more time, type y and press enter.

22. The restoring process has started.

Clonezilla is now restoring the selected disk image to the destination disks. The job is done by restoring When everything is done, you can choose to power off or reboot.

Follow our post below on how to save a disk image using Clonezilla.

https://easytechhub.com/clonezilla-to-save-disk-image/

Conclusion

Clonezilla allows you to restore an image to multiple hard disks. It is a very handy feature to have when you want to restore the image to multiple hard disks at once.

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By Feroz Khan

Feroz Khan works as a system administrator with more than 12 years of experience in information technology. He would like to share the knowledge with others that he has gained during his working experience.

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