1. A complete disk and or partition imaging solution.
2. Has many options to get things done.
3. A mature project with a desirable frequency of updated releases.
4. Stable and reliable.
1. Not new user friendly, requires a decent amount of knowledge about the operating system being cloned along with the underlying protocols being utilized by Clonezilla mostly being because the menus aren’t very intuitive for new users leading to confusion and mistakes easily made.
2. According to the website lack of UEFI support in the current stable branch, one has to use the alternative stable branch to gain UEFI support.
3. Lacks UEFI label customization input field from within the user restore menu, you have to manually edit UEFI labels after restoring a complete disk image example: efibootmgr -c -L "Distrowatch" -l "\EFI\boot\grubx64.efi".
4. Lacks a centralized configuration file or data base where options can “easily” be tailored to your environment and made protestant.
I’ve been using Clonezilla for more than 5 years and I currently use it as a quick backup solution with an external hard drive enclosure with two partitions one is 500MB fat32 with the boot flag set the other partition is fat32 rest of drive, I extract the Clonezilla zip to the 500MB boot partition and backup to the other partition, works good this way the second fat32 partition is jest for file system compatibility Windows/Lnux.
I hope they address UEFI soon other than that the “cons” are tolerable, I highly recommend Clonezilla to moderately experienced/skilled Linux users.
Regardless of the version, this distro saved me many times in the past, and I always keep live USB with it around, just in case. Its ability to backup and restore disks/partitions locally or over the network is wonderful. Other utilities for disk recovery are great as well. Not to mention Windows password recovery (on non domain joined rigs).