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Rescuezilla 2.4 Swiss Army Knife of System Recovery Arrives Based on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

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Rescuezilla 2.4 is here more than seven months after Rescuezilla 2.3 and it has a brand-new base derived from the Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish) operating system series to provide users with the best possible hardware support. The previous release was based on Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri), which reached end of life in July 2022.

Apart from being based on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Rescuezilla 2.4 also comes with several new features, including the ability to compress images using the bzip2 algorithm and the ability to set a custom SSH port.

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Rescuezilla 2.4 Disk Imaging App Is Here Based on Ubuntu 22.04

  • Rescuezilla 2.4 Disk Imaging App Is Here Based on Ubuntu 22.04

    Rescuezilla 2.4 upgrades its basis from Ubuntu 21.10 to Ubuntu 22.04 to improve compatibility with modern hardware.

    Rescuezilla is a free, easy-to-use hard disk cloning and imaging software based on Ubuntu that boots a live USB. It is a well-known and proven tool in system administrators’ toolboxes.

    Rescuezilla is a fork of Redo Backup and Recovery, but more importantly, it is fully compatible with Clonezilla, the other leading free software in this niche. In addition, it can be said that Resceuzilla is similar to Clonezilla but with an added graphical interface (GUI).


What app, it’s a live distro. Yes, there is an app too that you can install on any Ubuntu system, but we’re talking about the live distro that’s based on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (let’s not forget the LTS please). Oh boy… youngsters these days…

System recovery solution Rescuezilla 2.4 released

  • System recovery solution Rescuezilla 2.4 released • The Register

    Version 2.4 of Rescuezilla - which describes itself as the "Swiss Army Knife of System Recovery," - is here and based on Ubuntu 22.04.

    Rescuezilla is a fork and continuation of the Redo Backup and Recovery project. "Redo" went quiet after 2012, with no new releases until 2020. So, in 2019, the developers behind Rescuezilla forked Redo, updated it, and continued development.

    Since then, the older project has come back to life. A hostile third party had bought its domain name, so rather than pay the typo-squatters' ransom, its developers simply renamed the project to Redo Rescue and restarted work under the new name. (The old URL, which we won't link to, now redirects to an advertising site – so you should probably avoid it.) It looks like Rescuezilla is a friendly fork, inasmuch as the maintainers of Redo Rescue actually link to it. (Good on them!)

    RedoRescue is in active development once again: there's a new version 4.0, based on Debian 11, released in October 2021, although the website still describes version 3 from 2020. Even so, Rescuezilla is a little more modern still. It's now based on Ubuntu rather than Debian, and version 2.4 updates this to Ubuntu 22.04.

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