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Norton Ghost Alternatives for Linux

Norton Ghost is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Rescuezilla, 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 13 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Norton Ghost are Clonezilla, FOG Project, Lethe and rdiff-backup.

Norton Ghost alternatives are mainly Disk Cloning Tools but may also be Disk Imaging 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.
This page was last updated Jul 3, 2022
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  1. 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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  2. Clonezilla is a free software disaster recovery, disk cloning and deployment solution.

    Choices to save or restore partition or disk in clonezilla
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    Most users think Clonezilla is a great alternative to Norton Ghost.

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    FOG Project

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

    Fog's dashboard
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    Lethe

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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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    rdiff-backup

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    Cronopete

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

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

    Main window and option window
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    FSArchiver

    • 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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    Image for Windows (Image for Linux)

    • Windows
    • Linux

    Image for Windows is an affordable and reliable drive image backup and restore solution that provides an easy and convenient way to completely backup all your hard drive's data, programs and operating systems.

    Backup choices
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    Systemback

    • 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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  10. fwbackups

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    fwbackups is a feature-rich user backup program that allows you to backup your documents anytime, anywhere. It is completely free to download and use without any sort of trial or restrictions.

    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.43.4, released in December 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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