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Clonezilla is a free software disaster recovery, disk cloning and deployment solution.
You're probably familiar with the popular proprietary commercial package Norton Ghost®. The problem with these kind of software packages is that it takes a lot of time to massively clone systems to many computers. You've probably also heard of Symantec's solution to this problem, Symantec Ghost Corporate Edition® with multicasting. Well, now there is an OpenSource clone system (OCS) solution called Clonezilla with unicasting and multicasting!
Clonezilla, based on DRBL, Partclone and udpcast, allows you to do bare metal backup and recovery. There are two types of Clonezilla available: Clonezilla live and Clonezilla SE (server edition).
Clonezilla live is suitable for single machine backup and restore.
Clonezilla SE is for massive deployment, it can clone many (40 plus!) computers simultaneously.
Clonezilla saves and restores only used blocks in the harddisk. This increases the clone efficiency.
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It's open source, no installation required, and boots from a usb.
Saved my life (ok, the computer's) a dozen times through backups (disk clones) that always work.
Problem w/ clonezilla is no differential/incremental backup and no ability to browse the b/u for individual files.
Also, something like TI, Macrium, Paragon can be run WHILST using the OS. Clonezilla needs more of a standalone env, tho parted magic largely removes this last limitation.
If you want an image this software rocks. Used it in Linux env, not Windows though.
Opensource, free, reliable and feature proof. You can not possibly ask for more. Please donate if you can, especially if you are running Clonezilla in big corporations!
Super fast and reliable cloning
Friendly user interface. Looks like it's the real thing. Serious site. I liked it.
Unlike Macrium Reflect, where you can backup a Windows partition, during you work with it, the partition to be imaged or cloned with CloneZilla has to be unmounted.
Since about 3 years I use Macrium Reflect Free Edition weekly for automated Drive C-backups with Windows XP and Vista 64 bit to the most full satisfaction and have restored the operating system succesfully already a few times. You can also restore single files or folders, but backup only the full drive C.
I like and recommend Macrium Reflect more than Ghost, which I have used 3 years before.
This is an awesome tool! I use it a lot.
It can backup over Samba, Ex. HDD, Internal HDD, and usb.
Livecd, small 110Mb<, very powerful, and have a lot of tools!
I am new in Clonezilla live.
we have 40 machines all are 80 GB SATA Hdd. My source 80GB HDD is 50GB - Windows XP and 30GB - Fedora 17.
When i used cloned disk to disk using clonezilla live in beginners mode.
That means Source HDD - 80 GB and Destination HDD - 80GB.
Cloned successfully. The GRUB loaded correctly. When i enter Fedora 17 in GRUB menu its loaded successfully.
But When i enter Windows XP in GRUB menu the blinking cursor is displayed. not loaded properly.
i also tried fixboot, fixmbr same problem apperared.
What problem How to correct Windows XP.
[Edited by Venom88, September 07]