The Free and Open Source PC Software for Disk Imaging and Cloning

Clonezilla (32-bit)

Clonezilla (32-bit)

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  • Latest Version

    Clonezilla 3.1.3 (32-bit) LATEST

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    Michael Reynolds

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    Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10

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Clonezilla is a partition and disk imaging/cloning program similar to True Image. It helps you to do system deployment, bare metal backup, and recovery. Three types of the app are available, Clonezilla live, Clonezilla lite server, and Clonezilla SE (server edition).

Clonezilla live is suitable for single machine backup and restore. While Clonezilla lite server or SE is for massive deployment, it can clone many (40 plus!) computers simultaneously. It saves and restores only used blocks in the hard disk. This increases the clone efficiency. With some high-end hardware in a 42-node cluster, a multicast restoring at rate 8 GB/min was reported.

Features and Highlights
  • Many File systems are supported: (1) ext2, ext3, ext4, reiserfs, reiser4, xfs, jfs, btrfs, f2fs and nilfs2 of GNU/Linux, (2) FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS of MS Windows, (3) HFS+ of macOS, (4) UFS of FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD, (5) minix of Minix, and (6) VMFS3 and VMFS5 of VMWare ESX.
  • Therefore you can clone GNU/Linux, MS windows, Intel-based Mac OS, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Minix, VMWare ESX and Chrome OS/Chromium OS, no matter its 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x86-64) OS. For these file systems, only used blocks in partition are saved and restored by Partclone. For an unsupported file system, sector-to-sector copy is done by dd in the app.
  • LVM2 (LVM version 1 is not) under GNU/Linux is supported.
  • Boot loader, including grub (version 1 and version 2) and syslinux, could be reinstalled.
  • Both MBR and GPT partition formats of a hard drive are supported. It also can be booted on a BIOS or uEFI machine.
  • Unattended mode is supported. Almost all steps can be done via commands and options. You can also use a lot of boot parameters to customize your own imaging and cloning.
  • One image restoring to multiple local devices is supported.
  • The image could be encrypted. This is done with ecryptfs, a POSIX-compliant enterprise cryptographic stacked filesystem.
  • Multicast is supported in Clonezilla SE, which is suitable for massive clone. You can also remotely use it to save or restore a bunch of computers if PXE and Wake-on-LAN are supported in your clients.
  • BitTorrent (BT) is supported in the lite server, which is suitable for massive clone. The job for BT mode is done by Ezio.
  • The image file can be on local disk, ssh server, samba server, NFS server, or WebDAV server.
  • AES-256 encryption could be used to secures data access, storage, and transfer.
  • Based on Partclone (default), Partimage (optional), ntfsclone (optional), or dd to image or clone a partition. However, the app, containing some other programs, can save and restore not only partitions but also a whole disk.
  • By using another free software drbl-winroll, which is also developed by us, the hostname, group, and SID of cloned MS windows machine can be automatically changed.
  • The destination partition must be equal or larger than the source one.
  • Differential/incremental backup is not implemented yet.
  • Online imaging/cloning is not implemented yet. The partition to be imaged or cloned has to be unmounted.
  • Due to the image format limitation, the image can not be explored or mounted. You can _NOT_ recovery a single file from the image. However, you still have a workaround to make it, read this.
  • Recovery Clonezilla live with multiple CDs or DVDs is not implemented yet. Now all the files have to be in one CD or DVD if you choose to create the recovery iso file.
Note: Use BurnAware to burn the ISO file to a bootable CD or use Rufus to make a bootable USB drive.

Also Available: Clonezilla (64-bit)

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What's new in this version:

ENHANCEMENTS and CHANGES from 3.1.2-22:
- The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2024/Jun/28).
- Linux kernel was updated to 6.9.7-1
- Partclone was updated to 0.3.31
- Removed package cpufrequtils from lists of live system. It's not in the Debian repo anymore
- Removed thin-provisioning-tools from packages list of clonezilla live due to it breaks the dependence
- Added package yq, and removed package deborphan in live system
- Merged pull request #31 from iamzhaohongxin/patch-1. Update zh_CN.UTF-8.
- Language file ca_ES was updated
- Language file de_DE was updated
- Package live-boot was updated to 1:20240525.drbl1
- Package live-config was updated to 11.0.5+drbl3
- Set a bigger scrollback for screen in live system. It's easier to debug

- Program get-latest-ocs-live-ver: add "-V" for sort since we need to have version sorting
- Removed duplicated variables msg_ocs_param_ps & msg_ocs_onthefly_param_ps in language file en_US
- Program ocs-onthefly failing in local part cloning in command line mode, while interactive mode works
- Support zst kernel module and firmware name when exacting NIC firmware
- Added missing function USAGE in ocs-live-nicbonding
- Program ocs_nic_type was not exported so that ocs-live-nicbonding failed to run in ocs-live-netcfg