K.3. Cloning NTFS file systems

The NTFS FSIM can run the ntfsclone utility to copy an NTFS file system from one volume to another. ntfsclone is faster than dd because it only copies the files and the file system data instead of the entire contents of the volume.

The following options are available for running ntfsclone on an NTFS file system:


The volume onto which the file system should be cloned.


Force ntfsclone to copy the file system even if it detects that the volume is dirty. The default is false.