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shasheene Lowers X11 text scaling back to 100% not 125%
Lowers the X11 text scaling parameter in the Xresources file because the
PCManFM desktop does not handle it well: at all resolutions, the main
Rescuezilla icon has a line break between the 'Rescuezi' and the final 'la'.

The text scaling is useful for small dimension HiDPI displays, but it does not
seem at all worth it to lowering the polish for all users. If a user of a HiDPI
display experiences issues, they can always configure the Xresources file, or
even easier simply lower the display resolution.
Latest commit 0cdaf99 Feb 26, 2020


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.gitattributes Imports partclone, sfdisk from Redo v1.0.4 Nov 7, 2019
.gitignore Caches apt packages and indexes to speedup builds Oct 16, 2019
.travis.yml Runs cleanup environment at start of travis-ci build Nov 8, 2019
Dockerfile Fixes USB boot functionality via isohybrid package Nov 7, 2019
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Makefile Performs unmount before cleanup (for native build) Oct 18, 2019 Tweaks Patreon funding call-to-action in Jan 25, 2020 Adds Spanish translation by caralu74 (ES-es) Jan 21, 2020 Installs all Xorg video drivers via metapackage Jan 25, 2020 Exits build if chroot fails to apt-get install Nov 7, 2019 Adds shell script to checksum an ISO image and squashfs root filesystem Oct 15, 2019

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Rescuezilla (formerly Redo Backup and Recovery) 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 can be booted on any PC or Mac from a USB stick, or CD, and uses the exact same reliable, battle-tested ‘partclone’ utility that Clonezilla uses. For many people, the alternative open-source tools Clonezilla and SysRescueCD, are intimidating and difficult to use, so Rescuezilla provides an easy-to-use graphical environment like the leading commercial tools, Norton Ghost and Acronis True Image.

Rescuezilla relies on Patreon support for continued development.


  • Simple graphical environment anyone can use
  • Uses the same battle-tested ‘partclone’ utility as Clonezilla
  • Boots from Live CD or a USB drive on any PC or Mac
  • Full system backup, bare metal recovery, partition editing, data protection, web browsing, and more
  • Extra tools for hard drive partitioning, factory reset, undeleting files
  • Can automatically locate network storage (shared folders & FTP servers)
  • Web browser for downloading drivers, reading documentation
  • File explorer for copying and editing files even if system won't boot
  • Based on Ubuntu and partclone

Supported Languages

Rescuezilla has been translated into the following languages:

  • English (en-US)
  • Français (fr-FR)
  • Deutsch (de-DE)
  • Español (es-ES)

See Translations HOWTO for more information.


Provides browser access even if you can't log into your PC Many powerful tools available from the start button Select video mode, check CD integrity, or test RAM at boot Format drives, resize partitions, and encrypt volumes easily Save to hard drive, network shared folder, or FTP server Easy point and click interface anyone can use


Below table shows an abridged history of Rescuezilla. See the CHANGELOG for more information.

Release Release Date Operating System Notes
Rescuezilla 1.0.5 2019-11-08 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS New maintainer. See Release Thread.
Redo Backup 1.0.4 2012-11-20 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Redo Backup 0.9.8 2011-03-10 Ubuntu 10.10 Original author deleted v0.9.2-v0.9.7
Redo Backup 0.9.2 2010-06-24 xPUD


See Building ISO image

Future development

Rescuezilla features are prioritized according to the roadmap. Please consider becoming a Patreon to help fund Rescuezilla's continued development!

Limitations and support

Please consult the FAQ and the limitations page to determine if Rescuezilla is right for you.


Download Rescuezilla ISO images on the GitHub Release page

If you want the project to continue, please consider supporting the project on Patreon to help fund Rescuezilla's continued development!

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