I’ve used Clonezilla regularly for over 3-years now, and it just keeps getting better. It takes a little getting used to, but it’s well worth it if you use Linux at all.

I’m testing both the Ubuntu-based alternative stable – 20220522-jammy iso & the new Debian-based stable – 3.0.0-26 iso right now from the Clonezilla Live Download page. The Live version is for us normal people. 😉

That #2 dropdown menu offers a default “zip” or an “iso” option…I go wid the iso choice ‘n just copy it to my Ventoy utility USB drive for easy use when needed.

This release of Clonezilla live (3.0.0-26) includes major enhancements and bug fixes.

  • The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2022/May/22).
  • Linux kernel was updated to 5.17.6-1.
  • Partclone was updated to 0.3.20.

I’ve normally used the Ubuntu-based version, but am liking this new Debian-based version a lot right now. Windows comes wid its own Backup and Restore utility – “Backup and Restore (Windows 7)” is used in Win10 & Win11 so I use it instead of Clonezilla for Windows backups; however, Clonezilla can also backup Windows.

Clonezilla takes practice to get used to, which is probably why most Linux users just reinstall when their Distro breaks, but maybe these links can help:

Clonezilla live doc:

I’ve only ever needed to use the top 2-choices: Save disk image & Restore disk image. Each of the “11” steps is linked to pics ‘n info on how.

Clonezilla was slow 3-years ago, but it has gotten faster…these 2-versions I am now testing are the fastest yet.

LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!