Graphical hard drive cloning and imaging
- Free • Open Source
- Disk Cloning Tool
- Disk Imaging Tool
- System Restore Tool
What is 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, and vice versa.
Rescuezilla can mount and explore backup images to extract individual files. Rescuezilla is an extremely easy-to-use graphical environment for system rescue, including full system backup, bare metal recovery, partition editing, undeleting files, web browsing, and more.
Rescuezilla was forked from Redo Backup and Recovery in 2019 after a long period of inactivity since 2012. In 2020 the original project was resumed with the shorter name Redo Rescue .
Rescuezilla can be booted on any PC or Mac from a USB stick, or CD, and uses the exact same reliable, battle-tested image format Clonezilla uses.
Easy graphical user interface boots from USB in seconds No installation needed; runs from a USB stick or a CD-ROM Saves and restores Windows, Mac and Linux machines Fully interoperable with Clonezilla, the industry-standard trusted by tens of millions Also supports virtual machine images: VirtualBox (VDI), VMWare (VMDK), Hyper-V (VHDx), Qemu (QCOW2), raw (.dd, .img) and many more Access your files even if you can't log in Recover deleted pictures, documents, and other files Internet access with a full-featured browser to download drivers
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- File Recovery
- System Restore
- Partition Manager
- System Backup
- ISO Mounting
- Clone Partition
- Live USB
- Backup and Restore
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Full disclosure: I am the developer of Rescuezilla. If you think this review is biased, feel free to vote this review down.
Advanced users will often be coming from Clonezilla, which has a complicated text-based interface with a huge number of configuration options: you can go into Clonezilla's "Expert Mode" and tweak just about everything: the compression algorithm, compression level, imaging utility (eg, partclone vs partimage vs ntfsclone vs dd), and much more.
Some of these configuration options may be integrated into future versions of Rescuezilla, but even today Rescuezilla can still restore Clonezilla images created using these 'expert mode' options.
This means Rescuezilla is useful for advanced users, even if you choose not to use Rescuezilla to create your backup because it does not yet provide every configuration option you would like.
For typical home users looking for a way to create a hard drive image, Rescuezilla's simple graphical user-interface and Ubuntu Linux based live USB approach should work well for you. It's worth noting that hard drive imaging is definitely a very specialized task that's not necessarily the best approach for all users: it's worth researching whether a traditional file-based backup approach is more suitable for the specific problem you are looking to solve.
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I need a full disk cloning, a tool for partitioning and deal with FSs, file rescue and to be bootable from an external drive (flash, hd or ssd) For Windows passwords and user issues i use Hiren´s Boot. For file recovering, test disk. Sometimes i use MHDD I also need a defragmentation tool (i use contig) and copying files/folders and even a complete tree. Rescuezilla is a great tool. The "advanced (or expert) mode" can be useful with these tools i cited and even what other users can talk about. The biggest thing you can do is this: listen to what we can say as users, in despite of their individual expertise.
It works great, very intuitive and easy to use. The developer is also very responsive and helpful, was able to fix an issue I had while creating a full disk backup, which turned out to be a hardware fault in the hard drive!
So I tried RescueZilla and booting it from a flash drive worked just fine but I tried it on my MSI GT80 computer which has two SSD drives connected as a raid pair. They show up as two separate drives unlike Acronis software which in its Linux based rescue version shows only one drive. So I decided not to try RescueZilla and removed the usb flash drive and then the PC would not boot complaining about something wrong with secure boot and I had to run the recovery image to restore. So be careful with PCs having advanced hardware. It might damage it.
Hmm, so you booted Rescuezilla, didn't make any changes but had trouble rebooting?
That's very strange. Rescuezilla is a Linux-based live environment and shouldn't be making any changes to the host system unless the user requests it. Could you please provide more information on the configuration of your RAID drive? Is it hardware (configured in BIOS) or software RAID (configured in your operating system)? Which operating system do you normally use?
I have captured your bug report here: https://github.com/rescuezilla/rescuezilla/issues/208 and am investigating it at high priority.
Update June 2021: I haven't reproduced the issue you reported, but Rescuezilla v2.2 has really improved the Linux md RAID experience by overhauling the user-interface, and adding the ability to backup and restore drives without filesystems, which is common for RAID disks.
Rescuezilla is implementing the exact behavior of Clonezilla's 'savedisk' and 'saveparts', so with the interface improvements there shouldn't be any issues with Linux md RAID devices.
voting on the used features i use. Ubuntu as base is not important. I think there´s other distros, like Debian, Slackware, BSD or even Gentoo to serve for OS to this great tool! I was using Macrium free for some months but the same image, restored in the same hardware platform in a little bit more than 30 or 35 mitutes, now takes about 2 and half hours to complete exactly the same operation...
Rescuezilla is save my day from IT headache. This software base on Linux you can boot direcly from USB drive. GUI desktop. This is working for cloning Windows 11 support NTFS file cloning. Really Recommend this software for cloning. Better and easy to use more than Norton ghost and high performance. high rate data passthrough.
Read my review, "Rescuezilla – A Flexible Backup Solution", at https://opcug.ca/Reviews/Rescuezilla.pdf I give Rescuezilla four stars right now, with the fifth star pending for the development (currently in progress) of a functional partition mounting feature that allows file and folder recovery.
I use this tool because Acronis was unreliable. Often the machine wouldn't boot, couldn't see the disks, froze... just a joke. The newer the worse. Then I found RescueZilla. I thought I'd give it a try. I've been using it ever since and I can see the improvement. The video card support is not yet the best, but so far I have always managed to create a picture. Plus points for other tools: gparted, disks, etc.
I would be happy if it could also be installed in Manjaro, because that is the main distro I use. Windows password recovery tools, antivirus (if possible, I use Kaspersky Rescue Disk, but I don't know if it can be ported to other distros), disk utilization analyzer and some USB imaging tool, e.g. Etcher.