Will Clonezilla copy a recovery partition?

KamilKozyra January 28, 2013

I plan to use Clonezilla to upgrade my 320GB HDD to a 250GB SSD. Will Clonezilla copy a factory recovery partition (that might be hidden) too? Do I need to do anything extra for it to do so? Thanks :)

  1. Nevzat Akkaya
    February 20, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Clonezilla should be able to copy if you copy the partition as raw (sector by sector). That would be independant of the file system.

  2. Micheal
    January 29, 2013 at 7:38 am

    some 3rd party software can be helpful. try partition wizard

  3. ha14
    January 29, 2013 at 6:24 am

    For the recovery partition, Clonezilla does work for some models of laptop, like the IBM thinkpad.
    However, since there are so many models of laptop, it's hard to say Clonezilla will definitely work for all the laptops.

  4. Oron Joffe
    January 28, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Yes, if you copy "device to device" you can copy all partitions. Given that the destination drive is smaller than the source, you will probably need to use the "Advanced" options. See http://clonezilla.org/show-live-doc-content.php?topic=clonezilla-live/doc/03_Disk_to_disk_clone for details.