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7.0from 10 review(s)
My first time use on my Lenovo laptop has been a mess but I didn't give up.
A lot of accessories let you manage/rescue your system.
The two main bad things I stumbled in so far are:
1. When I close the laptop in battery mode the PC power down. No way to change this behavior.
2. If I have HDMI plugged (TV monitor on) but input is not selected, Rescuezilla is not visible because it shows on HDMI.
The overall system is not so responsive as other backup programs I previously tested.
Well, Rescuezilla is getting better from version to version.
Language selection again didn't work on my Ventoy stick, so I had to use Balena Etcher again.
Unlike with v2.4 regular graphics settings brought me to a usable Desktop.
I mounted my USB-HDD in order to store the image, but that resulted in a lot of error messages due to a bunch of Clonezilla images on that HDD, which are somehow incompatible to Rescuezilla. This is not a showstopper, but somewhat annoying ...
Creating an image using zstd compression and checking the resulting image went well so far, but think that I can remember Clonezilla being much faster.
I'm still missing the opportunity to create and check an image in only one step instead of two ...
I didn't yet test the retore function of Rescuezilla.
Yes, Rescuezilla seems to be on a good way, and I think it's much easier to use than Clonezilla, which, on the other hand, offers a lot more functions, at least for advanced users.
This software is GREAT! I had been using clonezilla for ages and although I was able to navigate it fine it still felt stiff and outdated. I found out about Rescuezilla from Distrotube and quickly loaded it on to my ventoy. It is seamless and quick, the rescuezilla software loaded instantly and was easy to understand. Successfully cloned a partition and a full drive for test purposes and it worked perfectly well, in fact I'm writing this review using an OS I cloned onto a USB from a smaller USB using Rescuezilla. My only issue is that there is no network discovery after turning on wifi. I enabled the wifi setting and attempted to manually add my network before giving up and moving on to other tests since internet wasn't my main goal, but it would be helpful for sure since I'd have access to troubleshooting resources while using the program. Otherwise everything else about it was fantastic, the desktop environment, the full OS suite, all very useful and all very promising!
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