Clonezilla Live 3.0.3 arrives with Linux 6.1, improvements and more


Clonezilla is a free recovery software

The Linux distribution Clonezilla Live 3.0.3 is released, designed for fast disk cloning (only used blocks are copied). The new version includes important improvements of which the LUKS mechanism stands out, as well as the initramfs mechanism update, updates and more.

For those who are unaware of this distribution, they should know that is based on Debian GNU / Linux and in his work he uses the code of projects like DRBL, Partition Image, ntfsclone, partclone, udpcast.

It is bootable from CD / DVD, USB Flash and network (PXE). LVM2 and FS supported ext2, ext3, ext4, reiserfs, reiser4, xfs, jfs, btrfs, f2fs, nilfs2, FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, HFS +, UFS, minix, VMFS3 and VMFS5 (VMWare ESX).

In Clonezilla there is a mass cloning mode over the network, which includes the transmission of traffic in multicast mode, which allows the source disk to be cloned simultaneously on a large number of client machines, in addition to the fact that it is possible both to clone from one disk to another and to create backup copies by saving a disk image in a file. Cloning is possible at the level of entire disks or individual partitions.

There is a bulk cloning mode in multicast mode, which allows you to simultaneously clone the source disk on a large number of client machines.

Main new features of Clonezilla Live 3.0.3

This new version that comes from Clonezilla Live 3.0.3, arrives in sync with the base Debian Sid package from February 12, together with which we can find that it is supplied with the Linux kernel updated to 6.1 branch (there was a 6.0 kernel).

For the part of the changes that are implemented in this new version, we can find that the recovery menu shows the option "-j2", disabled by default, Plus the Save menu shows the swap partition, which can now be saved as normal data partitions. There are two save modes available: save only the metadata (UUID/partition label) and create a full dump with the dd utility.

Another of the changes that stands out in this new version of Clonezilla Live 3.0.3 is the Improved support for configurations with multiple LUKS encrypted devices.

It is also noted that the toolkit Partclone moved to version 0.3.23, which updated the code to support btrfs and setterm applied the “–powersave off” option to prevent the console from going blank.

On the other hand, we can also find that added support for the mkinitcpio utility to the initramfs update mechanism, thanks to which it was possible to solve the problems with the restoration of Arch and Manjaro Linux.

Of the other changes that stand out in this new version of Clonezilla Live 3.0.3

  • A new utility ocs-live-ver is included to display the version of Clonezilla Live.
    The ocs-bttrack utility has been superseded by opentracker, as Python 2 has been deprecated from Debian Sid.
    The Memtest86+ memory test utility has been updated to version 6.00.
  • Fixed issue with Live-config not being patched due to newer upstream being released.
  • Fixed an issue about converting images to BT format.
  • Fixed problem in LUKS devices in initramfs crypttab that can be more than 1


Finally if you want to know more about it About this release, you can check the details of the announcement In the following link.

Download Clonezilla Live 3.0.3

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 distribution iso image is 334 MB (i686, amd64).

As for the amount of requirements for the execution of Clonezilla, it is minimal, since the system does not have a graphical interface, so it is only limited to use through the terminal.

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