Clone file, partition or disk using pv
A popular way as of 2013 is to use pv: apt-get install pv pv < /path/to/source > /path/to/target It can be used to copy files, partitions or whole disks and it shows progressbar. Some say it's faster than dd. It is faster than Gparted anyway.
This is a personal note. Last updated: 2016-01-28 13:11:48.