Rescuezilla 2.1, an updated version of the project’s easy-to-use disk imaging application compatible with Clonezilla has been released by Shasheen Ediriweera. Rescuezilla 2.1 comes with key bug fixes, performance improvements and it also introduces the highly-requested ability to easily extract files from backup images.
With this release, Rescuezilla has been rebased on the latest Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) operating system. Image Explorer’ (beta) has been added to easily mount Partclone images and to extract files. Accessing files from uncompressed images has been fastened especially for very large images. Let’s look at the other key changes:
- Switched primary release to new build based on Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy) for improved NVidia graphics card support (#115)
- Fixed slow backup speed after mistakenly switching away from pigz multithreaded compression (#125)
- Fixed scan issue on some Redo Backup v0.9.8-v1.0.4, Rescuezilla v1.0.5-v22.214.171.124 images (#127)
- Added ability to cancel the image scan by closing the progress bar popup (#126)
- Displayed more progress details during drive query and image scan (#126)
- Ensured that (unlike Clonezilla), disks with >1024MB still have 1MB post-MBR gap backup (#131)
- Ensured all post-MBR gap always restored (whether 1MB or 1024MB), not just the first 256KB (#131)
- Ignored “sector-size” line in sfdisk partition table to maximize forward compatibility (#147)
- Considered failure to query optional drive geometry information as non-fatal error (#122)
- Ensured .info gets created for Microsoft Reserved Partitions to better match Clonezilla (#133)
- Fixed rounding error for drive/partition sizes, and removed python hurry.filesize library (#148)
- Improved handling of read-only destination drives during backup
- Added partclone-nbd v0.0.3 and partclone-utils v0.4.2 applications (#20)
- Added Brazilian Portuguese/Português brasileiro (pt-BR) translation by vinicioslc (obrigado!) (#128)
- Added Polish/Polski (pl-PL) translation by zeit439 (dzięki!) (#135)
Download Rescuezilla v2.1.1
To download the 64-bit version of Rescuezilla: rescuezilla-2.1.1-64bit.groovy.iso is recommended. The 32-bit version (for computers made before 2006, you can use balenaEtcher to flash the image to a USB drive, reboot your PC and boot from USB.
Rescuezilla v2.1 creates backups using the Clonezilla image format. It is important to note that backups created with Rescuezilla v2.0 and newer cannot be restored using prior versions of Rescuezilla. Further, Backups created with older versions of Rescuezilla can be restored with v2.1.
The new Rescuezilla also supports restoring images created by Clonezilla, Rescuezilla, Redo Backup and Recovery v0.9.8-v1.0.4, and the old, unofficial Redo Backup updates by Sourceforge users OAM775, chcatzsf and louvetch. There is not any support for restoring Redo Rescue 2.x image format.