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Clonezilla is a partition and disk imaging/cloning program similar to ...

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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).

Features

  • 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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Highest Rated

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Alright... using CloneZilla was one of the biggest decisions of my life and yes, CloneZilla did convinced me to do that. I am from IT background, particularly software... but i do have a little bit of interest in hardware too. So, i have a laptop around 3 years old and wanted to replace my harddrive with a new one. The plan was to replace my existing working Toshiba 500GB harddrive with a new WD 500GB harddrive... CloneZilla did the Job Amazingly and i has almost no issues with anything at all. I love CloneZIlla and would recommend it to anyone who is trying to Clone either a Windows or Ubuntu(linux) hard drive as it works perfectly with them. Please note that it works with other system too... but i have only tested it on these two for now.

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Lowest Rated

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NIC card no longer works. Booting from image, all goes accordingly till system reboot and the legacy os loads (windows). Reinstalled NIC, troubleshooting event logs (shouldn't matter when OS powered down) but I recalled an operation during the cloning process telling me it's notifying/triggering an event within the powered down Windows OS, i figured something might have been corrupted in the registry. I was right but decided it's more work repairing the registry vs doing a fresh reformat of my OS. Thanks for wasting 2 hours of my LIFE!! If this is true, why in the world do you need to trigger ANY events to a user machine offline OS instance if the cloning operation occurs between two independent disk? I understand the latter if mounting the directory to an active volume/disk shared with Windows but in cases like mine (cloning external-to-external HDD), this should run independently. ie. build files/cache in ram disk, and do whatever it is you linux guys do to ensure ZERO impact to users data outside the scope of the source/destination disk. Either way, I just want to share this is a poorly written application from my perspective. You should be more forthcoming about any procedural ramifications to a users data before someone approves a batch process of linux commands to jack up their data and OS. Maybe i'm way off and missed something, but if im not, shame on you jerks.... Either way, your UI is not intuitive. I own Acronis and paid for it but was hoping this had more functionality. Well it does and them some... Including the above.. Thanks again

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valandil19
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The only issue that I have is that there is that it does not appear as though there isn't a gui. I would enjoy it if there was a gui of somesort. Otherwise as a utility, it works perfectly.

Posted 01/31/2014
apb1963
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I'm only considering using it... I downloaded it, burned it to a CD, and am now doing some reading. Quite frankly the English in the instructions is bad enough that I'm very nervous about using this software. "Select disk for image". Uhhh... ok... is that source or target? How about "Select Source" instead? or "Select Target"? The GUI looks sad and is a relic from days gone by - I should know, I'm also a relic from days gone by. Look at something like k3b.... no, it's not cloning software but it is disk burning software and I was astonished by how professional k3b looked, felt and worked. I didn't need to read anything for k3b, it was simple to use - and considering its complexity, that's no small compliment! In comparison based on all the hype I would have expected clonezilla to be amazing in look, feel and operation. While some people say good things about it, based on some of the reviews/comments here as well as my own first look - it's not an easy piece of software to use and requires some heavy duty brain cycles to understand and use properly. Not sure I want to spend the time, or take the chance I might not get it right. Designers should take a hard look at something like k3b and give clonezilla a complete makeover. It's not 1990 anymore.

Posted 01/28/2014
askfault
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Excellent and with exceptional results! Was able to rescue my sister's laptop hard disk to an external which appeared to duplicate everything quickly as I watched in happy amazement. Bless your efforts as they are appreciated here!

Posted 01/28/2014
fastgeek
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I've only recently started using CloneZilla and admit that there are some teething pains... but usually nothing a few minutes on Google can't solve. IE - the 70-persistent-net.rules being wiped out as part of the clone restore. That caught me off guard at first; but now I'm aware of it and know to select -irhr from now on. The ability to create "custom" self-booting ISO recovery discs is fantastic. Everything is setup and ready to go; all the people in the field have to do is make sure the system boots from the DVD and then press "Y" twice.

Posted 12/28/2013
andyinmokum
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It does exactly what it says on the box. Its an essential no messing around utility. If you screw it up it means you haven't read the instructions. It is really that easy.

Posted 09/18/2013
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