How to Clone your Raspberry Pi SD Card?
Cloning an SD Card is very useful while you are creating different Raspberry Pi projects. You might also be faced situations like the files in SD Cards are corrupted and you want to revert it back to work. In these cases, the Cloning of your existing Raspberry Pi project in the card is very useful and saves you a lot of time. All you need to do is store the Cloned image into your Backup Harddisk or Even in CDs. Whenever you need it you just need to flash it to the SD card and use it without configuring or programming it again and again. If you are using single SD Card for multiple projects, it will be easier to have a backup of old projects.
Step 1: Create an empty image file with .img extension. The name should be anything. I gave “RPi_Clone.img” here.
Note: You need to enable ‘File name extensions’ option on view tab. Create a text document and then modify the filename with the .img extension (same as ssh file creation).
Step 2: Connect SD Card and open Win32 Disk Imager. Click the folder Icon and navigate to the file path that we created previously (RPi_Clone.img).
Step 3: Click on ‘Read‘ and it will ask for overwriting the empty file. Click ‘Yes‘. Now it will start Cloning your SD Card into the .img file.
How to flash the .img file to SD Card?
Step 1: Format the SD Card using SD Card Formatter.
Step 2: Navigate to the image file that you want to flash by clicking the folder icon and then click ‘write’ button. It will flash the image file to the SD Card.