Foxclone is a simple point and click linux image backup, restore and clone utility.
It will backup & restore:
- GPT and MBR/legacy/MSDOS partition tables.
- FAT, NTFS and ext4 partitions.
- Swap partitions.
- Extended partitions (MBR only).
- Unknown partition types*.
- Encrypted partitions*.
- Direct disk to disk.
- To disk from a full backup.
- From a larger drive to a smaller drive (with limitations).
- An iso (around 600MB) that can be downloaded and burnt to USB stick or CD. It will boot in both legacy and UEFI modes.
- A comprehensive user manual (PDF).
- A deb for installing into existing ubuntu/debian systems. This is not for installation in your main system, there are notes on its use on the website.
When I started with mint back in 2016 I looked for a linux image backup utility. I found clonezilla. As a newbie I found the user interface intimidating. It's reasonable to say that it is not a friendly UI. Then I found redo, GUI and simple to use. The problem was that it is abandonware, last update 2012, won't boot on a lot of modern hardware, might not boot from usb. So about a year ago I decided to do my own. Unbeknown to me, someone else was thinking the same thing. If you want a simple to use 32 bit image backup solution, redo has been reborn as rescuezilla, you can find it here https://rescuezilla.com/. We are talking
To the small band of beta testers, who since January have been trying (and succeeding) to break foxclone, they know who they are. And especial thanks to Larry78723, without whom there would be no UEFI boot or website.
* as foxclone cannot determine the used blocks it does a byte by byte copy and will take longer.