Open Source Norton Ghost Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Norton Ghost is Clonezilla, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Norton Ghost and 14 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Norton Ghost are Rescuezilla (Free, Open Source), Win32 Disk Imager (Free, Open Source), Redo Rescue (Free, Open Source) and FOG Project (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 24, 2021

    1. Clonezilla is a free software disaster recovery, disk cloning and deployment solution.
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      Clonezilla vs Norton Ghost opinions
      Most users think Clonezilla is a great alternative to Norton Ghost.
      One of the most important features of norton ghost is live backups which is not supported by Clonezilla
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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    2. Rescuezilla is a free, easy-to-use hard drive disk cloning and imaging application that boots as a live USB. Rescuezilla is fully interoperable with Clonezilla. This means that backups created by Clonezilla, can be restored with Rescuezilla (and vice versa).
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    3. A utility that can write a raw backup image of your hard drive to a removable device or vice versa.
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      This is just for writing to removable devices, not for hard disk images.
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

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    4. Redo Rescue can backup and restore an entire system in minutes, with a point-and-click interface anyone can use. Bare metal restore to a new, blank drive and be up and running in minutes. Supports saving to and restoring from local disks or shared network drives.
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    5. FOG is a free open-source cloning/imaging solution/rescue suite. A alternative solution used to image Windows XP, Vista PCs using PXE, PartImage, and a Web GUI to tie it together. Includes featues like memory and disk test, disk wipe, av scan & task scheduling.
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    6. rdiff-backup backs up one directory to another, possibly over a network. The target directory ends up a copy of the source directory, but extra reverse diffs are stored in a special subdirectory of that target directory, so you can still recover files lost some time ago.
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    7. Cronopete is a backup utility for Linux, modeled after Apple's Time Machine. It aims to simplify the creation of periodic backups.
    8. Lethe is a Deep Freeze -like partition freezing software for Debian GNU/Linux and Lihuen GNU/Linux (May work on other Debian-based GNU/Linux distributions).

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.34, released in January 2011, can be still downloaded from SourceForge

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      FSArchiver is a system tool that allows you to save the contents of a file system to a compressed archive file. The file system can be restored on a partition which has a different size and it can be restored on a different file system.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Simple system backup and restore application with extra features.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed and supported. Last version, 1.8, released in May 2016, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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