The Swiss Army Knife of System Recovery
Rescuezilla is an easy-to-use disk cloning and imaging application that's fully compatible with Clonezilla — the industry-standard trusted by tens of millions.
Yes, Rescuezilla is the Clonezilla GUI (graphical user interface) that you might have been looking for. But Rescuezilla is more than a Clonezilla GUI!
Disk imaging is the process of making a backup of your computer's hard drive which is managed as files stored on an external hard drive, and 'disk cloning' is the process of making a direct copy without needing a third drive for temporary storage.
For many people, the alternative open-source tools such as Clonezilla are intimidating and difficult to use, so Rescuezilla provides an easy-to-use graphical environment like the leading commercial tools, Acronis True Image and Macrium Reflect.
It's worth noting that hard drive imaging and cloning is a very specialized task that's not necessarily the best solution for every user: it's worth researching whether a traditional file-based backup approach is more suitable for the specific problem you are looking to solve.
Rescuezilla can be booted on any PC or Mac from a USB stick, and has been carefully developed to be fully interoperable with the Clonezilla. This means Rescuezilla can restore backups created by Clonezilla, and backups created by Rescuezilla can be restored using Clonezilla!
Rescuezilla is an fork of Redo Backup and Recovery (now called Redo Rescue) after it had been abandoned for 7 years. Rescuezilla is more than a trivial fork: it has been carefully rebuilt from the ground up to be fully compatible with the industry-standard Clonezilla.
Note: Rescuezilla does NOT yet automatically shrink partitions to restore to disks smaller than original. This feature will be added in future version.
Rescuezilla has been translated into the following languages:
Rescuezilla uses Weblate for translation. Please see Translations HOWTO to submit or update a translation.
Below table shows an abridged history of Rescuezilla. For more information, see the CHANGELOG.
| Release | Release Date | Operating System | Notes | | ------------------- | ---------- | ---------------- | ---------------------------------- | | Rescuezilla 2.2 | 2021-06-04 | Ubuntu 21.04 | Added 'Clone', VM image support. Download page | Rescuezilla 2.1 | 2020-12-12 | Ubuntu 20.10 | Added Image Explorer (beta) | Rescuezilla 2.0 | 2020-10-14 | Ubuntu 20.04 | Added Clonezilla image support | Rescuezilla 1.0.6 | 2020-06-17 | Ubuntu 20.04 | | Redo Rescue 2.0.0 | 2020-06-12 | Debian 9 Stretch | Redo author resurfaces after 7.5 year absence | Rescuezilla 220.127.116.11 | 2020-03-24 | Ubuntu 18.04.4 | | Rescuezilla 1.0.5 | 2019-11-08 | Ubuntu 18.04.3 | Rescuezilla fork revives project | Community updates | Various | Various | Sporadic community updates for Redo | Redo Backup 1.0.4 | 2012-11-20 | Ubuntu 12.04.1 | Last release by Redo author for 7.5 years | Redo Backup 0.9.8 | 2011-03-10 | Ubuntu 10.10 | Redo author deleted v0.9.2-v0.9.7 | Redo Backup 0.9.2 | 2010-06-24 | xPUD |
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