Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Techshare: Clonezilla

Once upon a time, when Windows 95 was new, I owned a piece of software called Norton PartitionMagic.

This baby was an excellent, efficient piece of partitioning software that did its job excellently- when all you've got to format is 10 GB, it works snappily and had a high-resolution 640x480 application, too.

These days, I use a desktop with a resolution of 1600x1200 (and a few others), and have disks that are anywhere between 150 GB and 2TB. In keeping up with the times, I discovered CloneZilla, an open-source piece of software that supports partitioning, disk cloning, and more.

Check it out at [ http://clonezilla.org/ ].


  1. it was bought by norton ;_;
    and great tip but os x has all this functions built in the operating system

  2. I hate partition backup :X well thanks for recommendation

  3. It's a pretty good benchmark to go by: if the name ends in 'Zilla', it's probably pretty good. Love Filezilla as well for my FTP needs.

  4. I remember Norton's tool. It was pretty handy. Now a lot of it has been picked up by the operating system itself. Clonezilla looks pretty useful though I'll have to check it out.

  5. I remember having difficulties finding something similar. Thanks for posting this.


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