Rescuezilla 2.1
Linux Format|March 2021
With perennial fat fingers, Mayank Sharma has been messing with hard disks long enough to know that good rescue tools are worth their weight in gold.
Mayank Sharma

IN BRIEF

Forked from Redo Backup & Recovery, after a long period of inactivity, Rescuezilla promises to extend the original’s ease of use (which has also sprung back to life and is now called Redo Rescue). Rescuezilla is designed for inexperienced users and has the simplest of interfaces. The distro produces a 64-bit image that’s light enough to run on computers with at least 1GB of RAM.

Rescuezilla, like the project it’s forked from, is one of the simplest tools to use. The Live CD boots straight into the graphical interface that offers buttons to either back up or restore an image and clicking takes you through a simple wizard.

When creating backups, you’ll be asked to select the disks, followed by the partitions you wish to image. By default, the program selects all the partitions, and suggests that unsure and inexperienced users proceed with this option. Advanced users though, who only want to image a particular partition, will appreciate the option of selecting the partitions they wish to image.

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