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Rescuezilla is an easy-to-use disk imaging application that's fully compatible with Clonezilla — the industry-standard trusted by tens of millions.

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.

For many people, the alternative open-source tools Clonezilla and SysRescueCD, 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.

Rescuezilla can be booted on any PC or Mac from a USB stick, or CD, 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.


  • Simple graphical environment anyone can use
  • Fully interoperable with industry-standard Clonezilla
  • Ability to the access files within Clonezilla backup images (beta)
  • Boots from Live CD or a USB drive on any PC or Mac
  • Full system backup, bare metal recovery, partition editing, data protection, web browsing, and more
  • Extra tools for hard drive partitioning, factory reset, undeleting files
  • Web browser for downloading drivers, reading documentation
  • File explorer for copying and editing files even if system won't boot
  • Based on Ubuntu and partclone

Supported Languages

Rescuezilla has been translated into the following languages:

  • English (en-US)
  • Français (fr-FR)
  • Deutsch (de-DE)
  • Español (es-ES)
  • Português brasileiro (pt-BR)
  • Polski (pl-PL)
  • Italiano (it-IT)
  • Ελληνικά (el-GR)
  • 日本語 (ja-JP)
  • Svenska (sv-SE) (Translation complete))

Rescuezilla is now officially open for translations! See Translations HOWTO to submit a translation.


Easy point and click interface anyone can use Backups up only the used space Many powerful tools available from the start button Provides browser access even if you can't log into your PC Save to hard drive, network shared folder, or FTP server Select video mode, check CD integrity, or test RAM at boot Easily mount Clonezilla images Extract individual files from Clonezilla images


Below table shows an abridged history of Rescuezilla. For more information, see the CHANGELOG.

| Release | Release Date | Operating System | Notes | | ------------------- | ---------- | ---------------- | ---------------------------------- | | Rescuezilla 2.1.3 | 2021-01-29 | Ubuntu 20.10 | 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 support | Rescuezilla 1.0.6 | 2020-06-17 | Ubuntu 20.04 | | Redo Rescue 2.0.0 | 2020-06-12 | Debian 9 Stretch | Original author resurfaces after 7.5 year absence | Rescuezilla | 2020-03-24 | Ubuntu 18.04.4 | | Rescuezilla 1.0.5 | 2019-11-08 | Ubuntu 18.04.3 | Project systematically revived by new developer | Unofficial updates | Various | Various | Pre-Rescuezilla updates | Redo Backup 1.0.4 | 2012-11-20 | Ubuntu 12.04.1 | Last release by original author for 7.5 years | Redo Backup 0.9.8 | 2011-03-10 | Ubuntu 10.10 | Original author deleted v0.9.2-v0.9.7 | Redo Backup 0.9.2 | 2010-06-24 | xPUD |

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Future development

Rescuezilla features are prioritized according to the roadmap. Please consider becoming a Patreon to help fund Rescuezilla's continued development!


If you need help, start by checking the frequently asked questions, then proceed to the Rescuezilla forum.


Download the latest Rescuezilla ISO image on the GitHub Release page

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