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Open Source Norton Ghost Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Norton Ghost is Rescuezilla. 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 Clonezilla, Redo Rescue, Win32 Disk Imager and rdiff-backup.

Norton Ghost alternatives are mainly Disk Imaging Tools but may also be Disk Cloning Tools or System Restore Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Norton Ghost.
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  1. Rescuezilla icon

    Rescuezilla

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    35 alternatives to Rescuezilla 

    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...

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    1.  PortableRescuezilla can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  LightweightRescuezilla consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  2. Clonezilla icon

    Clonezilla

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    69 alternatives to Clonezilla 

    Open-source partition and disk imaging, cloning and recovery solution with multicast support to clone 40+ computers simultaneously.

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    1.  PortableClonezilla can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Differential BackupClonezilla supports differential backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last FULL backup).
    3.  Encrypted BackupClonezilla uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
    4.  Schedule BackupClonezilla supports scheduling of your backups at specific times or intervals.
    5.  Incremental BackupClonezilla supports incremental backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last backup).
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    Clonezilla vs Norton Ghost opinions
    Most users think Clonezilla is a great alternative to Norton Ghost.
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    One of the most important features of norton ghost is live backups which is not supported by Clonezilla

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  3. Redo Rescue icon

    Redo Rescue

    • Self-Hosted
    30 alternatives to Redo Rescue 

    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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    1.  PortableRedo Rescue can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  4. Win32 Disk Imager icon

    Win32 Disk Imager

    • Windows
    36 alternatives to Win32 Disk Imager 

    A utility that can write a raw backup image of your hard drive to a removable device or vice versa.

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    1.  PortableWin32 Disk Imager can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    This is just for writing to removable devices, not for hard disk images.

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    rdiff-backup

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    77 alternatives to rdiff-backup 

    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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    FOG Project

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    34 alternatives to FOG Project 

    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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    Discontinued

    last update 3 years ago

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    Lethe

    14 alternatives to Lethe 

    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). Lethe makes the partitions behave like a Live CD: all changes made on the file system...

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    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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    Cronopete

    49 alternatives to Cronopete 

    Cronopete is a backup utility for Linux, modeled after Apple's Time Machine. It aims to simplify the creation of periodic backups.

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    1.  Incremental BackupCronopete supports incremental backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last backup).
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  9. FSArchiver icon

    FSArchiver

    55 alternatives to FSArchiver 

    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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    Systemback

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    50 alternatives to Systemback 

    Simple system backup and restore application with extra features. Systemback makes it easy to create backups of system and users configuration files. In case of problems you can easily restore the previous state of the system. There are extra features like system copying, system.

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    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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