Rescuezilla 2.5 arrives image based on Ubuntu 24.04, compatibility improvements and more

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The launch of the popular distribution for rescue and creation of backup copies was recently announced «Little Rescue 2.5» and in this new version the version based on Ubuntu 24.04 (Noble) is added, improvements to the CLI, bug fixes and more

For those who do not know about Rescuezilla, you should know that it isa is a distro based on Ubuntu and that the development of the “Redo Backup & Rescue” project continues. rescuezilla It is designed for backup, system recovery after failures and diagnosis of various hardware problems.

Rescuezilla supports Clonezilla, Redo Rescue, Foxclone and FSArchiver images, as well as a wide range of file systems, including NTFS, FAT32, ext2/3/4, Btrfs, XFS and more, plus it can work with virtual machine images in VirtualBox VDI, VMWare VMDK, QEMU QCOW2, Hyper-V VHDx and .dd/.img formats.

Main new features Rescuezilla 2.5

In the new version, It is highlighted that the base of the system has been updated to Ubuntu 24.04 (Noble) offering up-to-date hardware support and an optimal experience for the latest devices. Along with this, also 64-bit builds added based on versions of Ubuntu 23.10, Ubuntu 23.04, Ubuntu 22.04 and Ubuntu 20.04, as well as a 32-bit build based on Ubuntu 18.04.

Another novelty that stands out is the improvement in Partclone as it has been updated to the latest version v0.3.27, which fixes issues related to BTRFS file systems.

Besides it an experimental command line interface has been added which supports only disk images created in Clonezilla and Rescuezilla, and implements essential operations such as backup, verification, restore and cloning, offering new possibilities for advanced users.

Little Rescue 2.5

On the other hand, in Rescuezilla 2.5 It is possible to continue scanning an image after errors occur, since errors accessing individual directories no longer block work. This is undoubtedly useful as it allows image scanning to continue as it prevents laptops from displaying an error when closing the lid, adjustments have been made for a better user experience.

Of the Other changes that stand out of this release:

  • Integrated Rescuezilla into the automated integration test suite scripts, to hopefully allow for faster iteration of the project.
  • Fixed issue that caused backup of Linux md RAID devices containing MBR partition tables to fail.
  • Added lock for laptops to go to sleep mode when closing the lid.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Windows to fail to start if an attempt to back up or clone a Windows desktop environment failed.
  • Image scanning is now continued after an error, so permission denied on irrelevant folders no longer blocks the image list
  • Fixed issue that caused backup of Linux md RAID devices containing MBR partition tables to fail
  • Installs the 'hashdeep' package as a stop-gap command line workaround for a specific user niche until the Rescuezilla UI handles it
  • Fixed failed restore and clone operations when Rescuezilla v2.4.2 was launched in Portuguese language, due to a minor typo

Finally, it is mentioned that if you experience a blank screen, try the "Graphic Backspace Mode" in the Rescuezilla start menu (after selecting a language). If that doesn't work, try the alternative ISO image. Each variant has slightly different video drivers and Linux kernel versions, so they often have slightly different graphics support.

Finally if you are interested in knowing more about it about this new version, you can check the details in the following link.

Download and get Rescuezilla 2.5

For those who are interested in being able to obtain this new version, they should know that they offer to download live builds for x86 64-bit systems (1.2 GB) and a deb package for installation on Ubuntu.

The ISO image can be obtained from the following link.

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