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Fast way to clone one Raspberry Pi to another, when both are on the network.

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:00 pm
by Sulforaphane
Is there any fast and smart way to clone one Rasperry Pi drive to another, so they are identical, if they are both on the network?

Re: Fast way to clone one Raspberry Pi to another, when both are on the network.

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:16 pm
by PhatFil
yes the sd-copier..
as detailed in this raspbian update blog from a few years ago..
https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/anothe ... -raspbian/

Re: Fast way to clone one Raspberry Pi to another, when both are on the network.

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:16 pm
by DougieLawson
It's not possible to overwrite the SDCard your system is booted from, it will crash before the copy is complete.

Get a USB SDCard reader and a spare SDCard. Use the built-in "SD Card Copier" in Raspbian. Shut the second RPi down, swap cards and reboot from the copied SDCard.

Re: Fast way to clone one Raspberry Pi to another, when both are on the network.

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:28 pm
by Sulforaphane
DougieLawson wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:16 pm
It's not possible to overwrite the SDCard your system is booted from, it will crash before the copy is complete.

Get a USB SDCard reader and a spare SDCard. Use the built-in "SD Card Copier" in Raspbian. Shut the second RPi down, swap cards and reboot from the copied SDCard.
Thank you!