The launch of the new version of the popular Linux distribution "Clonezilla Live 2.6.2”, That for those who still do not know about it, they should know that this distribution is focused on fast disk cloning (only used blocks are copied).
The distribution is based on Debian and in his work he uses the code of projects like DRBL, Partition Image, ntfsclone, partclone, udpcast. Clonezilla Live P can boot from CD / DVD, USB Flash and over the network (PXE).
In this distribution file systems are supported LVM2 and FS ext2, ext3, ext4, reiserfs, xfs, jfs, FAT, NTFS, HFS + (macOS), UFS, minix and VMFS (VMWare ESX). There is a mass cloning mode over the network, including traffic transfer in multicast mode, which allows you to simultaneously clone the source disk on a large number of client machines.
Maybe both cloning from one disk to another and creating backup copies by saving the disk image to a file. Cloning is possible at the level of entire disks or individual sections.
Clonezilla is a software similar to Norton Ghost which, unlike this Clonezilla it's totally free and open source then is based on a number of open source projects, such as Partition Image.
Clonezilla main features
- The Supported file systems are as follows: ext2, ext3, ext4, reiserfs, reiser4, xfs, jfs of GNU / Linux, FAT, NTFS of MS Windows, HFS + of Mac OS, UFS of FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD and VMFS of VMWare ESX.
- Multicast support, which is very useful when cloning systems in bulk.
- You can rely on Partclone (default), Partimage (optional), ntfsclone (optional), or dd to create the image or clone a partition. However, it is also possible to clone entire disks and not just separate partitions.
- Using drbl-winroll it is possible to automatically change the server name, group and SID of the cloned Win system.
What's new in Clonezilla Live 2.6.2?
In this new version, be in sync with the Debian Sid package base as of July 7th.
Kernel Linux has been updated to version 4.19.37 and the live-config package has been updated to version 5.20190519.drbl1.
Also developers worked on updating the operating system search engine local on the first hard drive on systems with uEFI and the name of the operating system found in the start menu was displayed.
Sorted entries in the boot menu. Added an item to increase the font size for HiDPI monitors to the number of menu items on the first level, which is also available via the «l» hotkey.
Additional sections added to the start menu for uEFI: uEFI firmware configuration and Clonezilla Live version information display.
Of the other changes that we can find:
- The rdfind package has been added to search for duplicate files based on content comparison.
- Improved mechanism to update boot records in uEFI nvram
- The default release of ocs-update-initrd for the restored operating system is provided using the ocs-sr (save and restore operating system image) mode, which allowed initramfs to work with different hardware that is compatible with dracut distributions such as CentOS. To disable the execution of ocs-update-initrd, the "-iui" option is provided
Download Clonezilla Live 2.6.2
If you are interested in being able to download the new version of Clonezilla to be able to test it or make your backups immediately.
You just have to go to the official website of the project and in the download section we will find the link to download the system, or if you prefer I leave the link here.
The size of the iso image layout is 272 MB.
The hardware requirements we need to have are minimal. To run the system we require:
- An x86 or x86-64 processor
- At least 196 MB of RAM
- Boot device, for example, CD / DVD drive, USB port, PXE, or hard disk.