Clonezilla Live 2.2.2-32, a Linux distribution based on DRBL, Partclone, and udpcast that allows users to do bare metal backup and recovery, has been released and is available for testing and download.Clonezilla Live is a Linux distribution that is designed to do bare metal backup and recovery on a wide variety of file systems and operating systems. It's very similar to other older cloning software, such as True Image or Norton Ghost.
The distribution is based on Debian and, as usual, the developers have upgraded the underlying GNU/Linux operating system and the release is now based on the Debian Sid repository, as of March 31, 2014.
The Linux kernel has been updated to version 3.13.7-1, which is one of the latest kernel available. It's not quite the most recent, as a new stable branch, 3.14, was made available only yesterday. Having a very new Linux kernel is extremely important for a distribution that does metal backup and recovery because you never know what hardware you will encounter. Having a fresh kernel ensures compatibility with the latest hardware available on the market.
A number of other improvements have been made. For example, Partclone has been updated to version 0.2.70 and the developers have fixed an issue related to restoring the image file to raw format, Syslinux has been updated to 6.03-pre9, Package drbl has been updated to 2.8.6-drbl1, and clonezilla has been updated to 3.9.49-drbl1.
Also, two options have been added to makeboot.sh: (-L and -U), the boot parameter "ocs_prompt_mode" has been added so some of the prompt messages, the image creating time will now be shown in the prompt before restoring an image, an example gen-rec-usb has been added, the example "clone-multiple-usb-example.sh" has been removed, an unattended option (-b) has been added to makeboot.sh, and the package libc6-i386 has been added in all AMD64 versions.
The developers normally release quite a few development versions of Clonezilla Live before deciding to do a stable one. This is just the first build in the new stable cycle and more are sure to arrive.
Clonezilla Live provides support for a large number of file systems, which include ext2, ext3, ext4, reiserfs, reiser4, xfs, jfs, btrfs of GNU/Linux, FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, HFS+ from Mac OS, UFS of FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD, minix of Minix, and VMFS3 and VMFS5 of VMWare ESX.
A complete list of changes, improvements, and fixes can be found in the official announcement. Download Clonezilla Live 2.2.2-32 right now from Softpedia.