While the previous Rescuezilla 1.0.6 release brought support for booting on EFI-only systems along with Secure Boot enabled for the 64-bit version. Now, the latest release, Rescuezilla 2.0 has switched to creating backups in Clonezilla format with full interoperability to Clonezilla.
The switch means that you can now restore your full backups created using Clonezilla via Rescuezilla and vice versa. Albeit, you can't be able to restore your backups created with Rescuezilla 2.0 using old versions of Rescuezilla.
What's New in Rescuezilla 2.0 Release?
Rescuezilla 2.0 brings the ability to restore individual partition, SD card (mmcblk) and RAID (md) devices. And it also included backup/restore confirmation and summary pages, with filesystem-aware backup/restore of Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM).
Given that Rescuezilla 2.0 is based on Ubuntu 20.04.1, it is also available as a standalone Debian file for advanced users on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Find the other major improvements in Rescuezilla 2.0 below:
- Addition of nouveau-firmware package.
- Frontend rewritten in the Python3 programming language.
- Switched from unmaintained SLiM (Simple Login Manager) to LightDM for reliability.
- Existing photorec start menu shortcut renamed to “Photograph deep scan”!
- Separate ‘Safe Mode’ boot menu: namely, “Graphical fallback mode” and “Load USB into RAM”!
- Disabled Linux time sync to prevent hardware clock modification.
Additionally, Rescuezilla 2.0 has switched from GTK Bluebird theme to Breeze theme, and it is available for use in English (en-US), French/Français (fr-FR), German/Deutsch (de-DE), and Spanish/Español (es-ES).
How to Upgrade to Rescuezilla 2.0
If you're a new user and want to try out the latest Rescuezilla 2.0, you can download the 64-bit ISO image, and write it to a USB stick using a USB bootable tool like balenaEtcher, and run directly from USB without installation.
And for a 32-bit ISO image, you’ll have to wait for the next release because Rescuezilla has disabled support for 32-bit temporarily until the Python virtual environment is fully configured.