Clonezilla Live is a partition and disk imaging/cloning program for single machine. Basically it is a useful tool to perform disk backup and recovery. It is a bootable GNU/Linux distribution for both x86 or amd64 based computers. One of the best things about Clonezilla is despite it is an open sourced tool, you can use it for any OS, regardless it is Microsoft Windows, Linux, or even Mac OS.

System backup and restore are never a surprise job for engineers at site. Once awhile the system may require routine system maintenance or server reformat, or even encounters for major situations like migrating the backbone automation system. These are the scenarios where Clonezilla can become handy.

To use Clonezilla, first you will need to install it in a bootable media in order to launch it.

Tools needed:

  • USB drive (or CD/DVD if preferred)
  • Clonezilla ISO image
  • Image burning tools (Example: Yumi)

A bootable media can be either a CD/DVD, USB drive, hard drive, or even a PXE (Preboot eXecution Environment) server. In this guide we shall just use a USB drive, which is a more popular demand nowadays.

Step 1:
Download Yumi Download then double click to launch i

In Tuxboot dialog, select “Pre Downloaded”, choose “ISO”, then locate your Clonezilla ISO image file. Plug in your USB drive and select “USB drive” as shown in screenshot. After that click on “OK” to proceed.