Create Image Backup using Clonezilla

How to Create Image Backup using Clonezilla

This article shows how to create image backup using Clonezilla. To create a backup image of a system drive as well as restoring from a backup image. Clonezilla is a free software for disk cloning and imaging. Here is all the steps you wish to know about how to use Clonezilla to clone a hard drive in the simplest way.

When you purchase a new system, you need to move your old data to your new system. You can use Clonezilla to clone the entire system drive to a new drive. Drive cloning using Clonezilla is simple, fast, and free of cost.

Create Image Backup using Clonezilla


Download the Clonezilla ISO file from their official website.

Create Bootable USB or a CD/DVD media. The CD/DVD is used to boot the system to backup full disk data. Some systems come without a CD/DVD drive. In this case, the best way is you can use a USB flash drive to boot Clonezilla live.

Full Disk Backup using Clonezilla

Boot the computer with the Clonezilla live CD/DVD or USB.
Choose Clonezilla to live (Default setting and then hit enter.

Clonezilla live

Select the language then select ok.

Choose language clonezilla

Leave default settings.

Clonezilla keyboard configuration

Start Clonezilla window, press enter.

Image backup start clonezilla

Select Device-image work directly from ….. and press ok.

Clonezilla device device work directly

Then choose Beginner mode.

Beginner mode clonezilla

Click on disk_to_local_disk ……….. and press enter.

Clonezilla disk to local disk

Review the size of the disk. It would be the size of the disk to save the image. Press enter

Backup image source disk Clonezilla

Select your target disk, I select an external drive, and press enter.

Backup image target disk Clonezilla

Select Skip checking/repairing source file system and then hit enter.

Clonezilla skip checking repairing

Choose the action to perform when finish and then click ok to continue.

Create image backup clonezilla poweroff

Review the summary (the disk size) and then type Y twice to continue. Wait the backup image procedure is completed.

You want to continue clonezilla

Start creating disk image backup Clonezilla.

Backup data process clonezilla

Written by Jamil Parvez

Jamil Pervez works as a Network Administrator, based in Kuwait with a Primary focus on Microsoft technologies. Microsoft Certified MCSE, MCTP, MCITP, CCNP, CCIP, CCVP with 20 years of experience in administering Windows Servers, Exchange, VMWare, Veeam B&R, Veritas BackupExec.

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