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Clonezilla is a partition and disk imaging/cloning program similar to True Image®. It saves and restores only used blocks in hard drive. Two types of Clonezilla are available, Clonezilla live and Clonezilla SE (Server Edition).
- Filesystem supported: ext2, ext3, ext4, reiserfs, xfs, jfs of GNU/Linux, FAT, NTFS of MS Windows, HFS+ of Mac OS, UFS of BSD, minix of Minix and VMFS of VMWare ESX. Therefore you can clone GNU/Linux, MS windows and Intel-based Mac OS, no matter it's 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x86-64) OS. For these file systems, only used blocks in partition are saved and restored. For unsupported file system, sector-to-sector copy is done by dd in Clonezilla
- LVM2 (LVM version 1 is not) under GNU/Linux is supported.
- Multicast is supported in Clonezilla SE, which is suitable for massively clone.
- Based on partclone to clone partition. However, clonezilla, containing some other programs, can save and restore not only partitions, but also a whole disk.
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I used this successfully for some years. However, as I upgraded my hardware & OSs over the last 12 months it is less than OK. Constant errors when backing up larger partitions, either warnings "Failed to read memory" & "Do you have strange power management" or fatal errors around "Failed to use partclone program" If it were isolated I'd be examining the hardware, but it's the same on my two new notebooks, HP Microserver and a standard PC, all running Ubuntu based OSs (14.04 LTS). Shame, really. I'll still give it two stars because it used to work and maybe it will again one day. For now I moved to Paragon.
Just got a 128GB SSD for christmas, my previous "only" had 64 GB. So I plugged the new SSD into the eSATA port, downloaded CloneZilla, installed it onto my USB drive using UNetBootIn and rebooted. Performing a clone was pretty straight-forward (the visual design is poor - don't use if you expect a fancy UI) and only took 1/2 hour. After that I plugged in the new hard drive into my laptop, booted and it just worked! Zero issues, no additional configuration! This is excellent software that gets the job done! Thank you! PS: I going to donate using PayPal as soon as the bank transaction is done, however it be nice if there would be other payment options.
One of the most important programs I use....
Excellent product been using for years but it's starting to look dated. It does what it's supposed to do really well but the interface is very clunky (just the wording and order of things) so it could be better! It could also be quicker (don't understand why it has to keep on mounting all the drives all the time, can't it just remember?). Could there be a simpler version just for home backups? There's lots of features which I never use (just do the same thing again and again, can't I get it to remember that)? All in all though it's saved me and my computers a number of times so I'm really just wishing for it to be better still. Nows-nowt
Cool does what it says. dont like the command line though
LinMin develops software (LinMin Bare Metal Provisioning and Imaging) used by IT professionals (data center managers, system administrators) to rapidly prepare, deploy and restore Linux, Windows and ESX servers, blades, PCs and virtual machines. LinMin's core imaging engine is Clonezilla. Popular with hosting companies, corporate data centers, Cloud and SaaS providers, and lab/class/office environments, LinMin is used across all industries around the globe. LinMin develops and enhances its products in close cooperation with its customers. LinMin's expansive QA labs provide the physical systems and virtual machines necessary to fully qualify LinMin products used for deploying and recovering over 100 combinations of operating systems and architectures. By offering its products for sale over the Internet and without having to fund a direct sales force, LinMin offers outstanding products at very attractive prices.
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