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Rescuezilla is an easy-to-use disk cloning and imaging application that's fully compatible with Clonezilla — the industry-standard trusted by tens of millions.

Yes, Rescuezilla is the Clonezilla GUI (graphical user interface) that you might have been looking for. But Rescuezilla is more than a Clonezilla GUI!

Disk imaging is the process of making a backup of your computer's hard drive which is managed as files stored on an external hard drive, and 'disk cloning' is the process of making a direct copy without needing a third drive for temporary storage.

For many people, the alternative open-source tools such as Clonezilla are intimidating and difficult to use, so Rescuezilla provides an easy-to-use graphical environment like the leading commercial tools, Acronis True Image and Macrium Reflect.

It's worth noting that hard drive imaging and cloning is a very specialized task that's not necessarily the best solution for every user: it's worth researching whether a traditional file-based backup approach is more suitable for the specific problem you are looking to solve.

Rescuezilla can be booted on any PC or Mac from a USB stick, and has been carefully developed to be fully interoperable with the Clonezilla. This means Rescuezilla can restore backups created by Clonezilla, and backups created by Rescuezilla can be restored using Clonezilla!

Rescuezilla was forked from Redo Backup and Recovery (now called Redo Rescue) because it had been abandoned for 7 years. Rescuezilla is more than a trivial fork: it has been carefully rebuilt from the ground up to be fully compatible with the industry-standard Clonezilla.


  • Simple graphical environment anyone can use
  • Creates backup images that are fully interoperable with the industry-standard Clonezilla
  • Supports images made by all known open-source imaging frontends, including Clonezilla (see 'compatibility' section of download page)
  • Also supports virtual machine images: VirtualBox (VDI), VMWare (VMDK), Hyper-V (VHDx), Qemu (QCOW2), raw (.dd, .img) and many more
  • Access files from within images (including virtual machine images) using 'Image Explorer (beta)'
  • Fully supports advanced environments such as Linux md RAID, LVM and no partition table (filesystem directly-on-disk)
  • Supports cloning (for direct 'device-to-device' mode without needing a third drive for temporary storage)
  • Boots from Live USB stick 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
  • 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

Note: Rescuezilla does NOT yet automatically shrink partitions to restore to disks smaller than original. This feature will be added in future version.

Supported Languages

Rescuezilla has been translated into the following languages:

  • (ar-EG) ﺎﻠﻋﺮﺒﻳﺓ
  • Català (ca-ES) (Translation in-progress)
  • Čeština (cs-CZ) (Translation in-progress)
  • Dansk (da-DK)
  • Deutsch (de-DE)
  • Ελληνικά (el-GR)
  • English (en-US)
  • Español (es-ES)
  • Français (fr-FR)
  • 한국어 (ko-KR)
  • Italiano (it-IT)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (id-ID) (Translation in-progress)
  • עִברִית (he-IL)
  • Magyar (hu-HU) (Translation in-progress)
  • 日本語 (ja-JP)
  • Norsk Bokmål (nb-NO)
  • Polski (pl-PL)
  • Português brasileiro (pt-BR)
  • Русский (ru-RU)
  • Slovenčina (sk-SK) (Translation in-progress)
  • Svenska (sv-SE)
  • Türkçe (tr-TR)
  • Українська (uk-UA) (Translation in-progress)
  • Tiếng Việt (vi-VN)
  • 中文(简体) (zh-CN)
  • 中文(繁體) (zh-Hant)

Rescuezilla uses Weblate for translation. Please see Translations HOWTO to submit or update a translation.


Easy point and click interface anyone can use Select video mode, check CD integrity, or test RAM at boot Save to hard drive, network shared folder, or FTP server Select partitions to backup Many powerful tools available from the start button Provides browser access even if you can't log into your PC Backups up only the used space Provides many more tools including GParted Partition Editor, undelete and more! Easily mount Clonezilla images Extract individual files from Clonezilla images


Below table shows an abridged history of Rescuezilla. For more information, see the CHANGELOG.

Release Release Date Operating System Notes
Rescuezilla Rolling 2022-XX-XX Ubuntu 22.04 Weekly rolling release with bleeding-edge features and translations
Rescuezilla 2.4 2022-08-07 Ubuntu 22.04 Download page
Rescuezilla 2.3.1 2022-01-02 Ubuntu 21.10 Added 'Verify Image' Download page
Rescuezilla 2.2 2021-06-04 Ubuntu 21.04 Added 'Clone', VM image support.
Rescuezilla 2.1 2020-12-12 Ubuntu 20.10 Added Image Explorer (beta)
Rescuezilla 2.0 2020-10-14 Ubuntu 20.04 Added Clonezilla image support
Rescuezilla 1.0.6 2020-06-17 Ubuntu 20.04
Redo Rescue 2.0.0 2020-06-12 Debian 9 Stretch Redo author resurfaces after 7.5 year absence
Rescuezilla 2020-03-24 Ubuntu 18.04.4
Rescuezilla 1.0.5 2019-11-08 Ubuntu 18.04.3 Rescuezilla fork revives project
Community updates Various Various Sporadic community updates for Redo
Redo Backup 1.0.4 2012-11-20 Ubuntu 12.04.1 Last release by Redo author for 7.5 years
Redo Backup 0.9.8 2011-03-10 Ubuntu 10.10 Redo author deleted v0.9.2-v0.9.7
Redo Backup 0.9.2 2010-06-24 xPUD

Reviews and testimonials

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Future development

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


If you need help, start by checking the frequently asked questions, then proceed to the Rescuezilla forum.


Download the latest Rescuezilla ISO image on the GitHub Release page