Partclone – save and restore used blocks on a partition

Partclone is an open source program similar to the well-known backup utility “Partition Image” a.k.a partimage.

Partclone provides utilities to save and restore used blocks on a partition and is designed for higher compatibility of the file system by using existing libraries, e.g. e2fslibs is used to read and write the ext2 partition.

All partclone utilities named prefix partclone.blabla… It’s just like mkfs.[fstype] or mount.[fstype] and easy to remember.

Features include:

  • Clone partition to image file.
  • Restore image file to partition.
  • Restore image file to raw file as loop device.
  • Duplicate partition on-the-fly.
  • Create domain file for ddrescue.
  • crc32 support.
  • Pipe support(restore from stdin | clone to stdout).
  • Text mode | quiet mode.
  • Ncurses Text interface.
  • Rescue support.
  • Transfer rate, elapsed time calculating.
  • Supports raw clone (like dd).
  • Supports most major file systems including ext2, ext3, ext4, hfs+, reiserfs, reiser4, btrfs, vmfs3, vmfs5, xfs, jfs, ufs, ntfs, fat(12/16/32), and exfat.
  • Internationalization support.

Website: partclone.org
Support: Docs, Mailing List, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Steven Shiau, Thomas Tsai, Ceasar Sun, Jazz Wang
License: GNU GPL v2

Partclone

Partclone is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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