About Clonezilla Partclone
Partclone is a free and open-source tool for partition backup, restore and clone. It’s one of the tools that Clonezilla is based on. Partclone provides utilities to save and restore used blocks on a partition. It not only can help you save the file system to an image or restore an image to a partition but also clone devices. It will try to skip bad blocks and backup all good blocks for the partitions.
The goal of Partclone is to support most major file systems in the world. At present, the supported file system include btrfs, ext2, ext3, ext4, reiserfs, reiser4, xfs and jfs for LINUX. Also some non-linux operation system, like NTFS, FAT, EXFAT for Windows, HFS plus for Mac, UFS2(FreeBSD), and VMFS(VMWare Vsphere).
Tip: If you are interested in Clonzilla and want to use it clone your disk, then you can check this Clonezilla disk to disk clone guide to make it.
How to Use Clonezilla Partclone in Windows 7/8/10
First go to the website of Partclone to get the tool. The program follows the usual GNU command line syntax with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). The following are the basic usage.
clone partition to image: partclone.ext4 -d -c -s /dev/sda1 -o sda1.img
restore image to partition: partclone.ext4 -d -r -s sda1.img -o /dev/sda1
partition to partition clone: partclone.ext4 -d -b -s /dev/sda1 -o /dev/sdb1
display image information: partclone.info -s sda1.img
check image: partclone.chkimg -s sda1.img
Indeed Clonezilla Partclone is a good image engine, but some users may feel difficult to use it especially for the newbie. And it can just help you backup/restore/clone your partition. Sometimes you may also want to just backup the system or selected files. Fortunately, there’s one all-sided backup tool that can backup whatever you need. Keep reading to get it.
A free tool to backup, restore, clone your disk/partition
AOMEI Backupper Standard is one comprehensive backup software to keep the data safe for your desk PC and laptop. It supports all Windows OS including Windows 10/8/7. This powerful tool offers various functions related to backup, restore and clone.
Backup. You can easily make a backup for your Windows system, entire hard drive, selected partitions, and files. Also lets you set custom schedule backup and then it will automatically perform the backup daily/weekly/monthly.
Restore. With the restore feature, you can quickly restore computer to an earlier data that works normally. Or restore the entire hard drive, selected partitions/files. Also lets you restore the image backup to another hard drive as per your needs.
Clone. To make things simple, AOMEI Backupper even allows you to directly clone a hard disk to another one. And you can also choose to clone a partition from one to another on the current hard drive or to another disk.
Easy to use. AOMEI Backupper has a user-friendly GUI. You can easily achieve the backup/restore/clone job with its clear interface.
Next, we will show you the steps to backup, restore and clone the partition. You can first download AOMEI Backupper on your Windows computer and follow the steps below to make it.
Step 1. Launch AOMEI Backupper and choose Partition Backup.
Step 2. Name the task > Click “Step 1” to select the partitions you want to backup > Click “Step 2” to select the destination path > Click Schedule to set the backup task > Finally, click Start Backup to make it.
Note: In Backup Settings, you can set the compression level for the backup. And you can choose to backup the used sectors of file system or backup all sectors of partitions whether used or not.
Step 1. Open AOMEI Backupper and click Restore. Select the backup image you need and click Next to continue.
Step 2. Select a partition as the destination and click Next.
Step 3. Confirm the operation summary page and click Start Restore.
Step 1. Choose Partition Clone on AOMEI Backupper home page.
Step 2. Select the partition you want to clone and click Next.
Step 3. Select the destination partition and click Next.
Step 4. Confirm the operation and choose Start Clone to make it.
Edit the size of partition can let you edit the size of partition so that it will in the best status after cloning.
Check Sector by sector clone if you would like to clone every sector no matter it is used or not.
If the target disk is an SSD, check Align partition to optimize for SSD to improve the speed of reading and writing as well as prolong the service life of SSD.
That’s all for Clonezilla Partclone Windows 7/8/10. Partclone cannot help you backup, restore or clone your partition. If you want to achieve the goal, the free tool - AOMEI Backupper Standard is the way to go. It can help you backup/restore/clone your important partition easily and quickly.
There’s also a System Clone feature that can help you directly transfer your Windows system from one hard drive to another one. If you are interested in, you can upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Pro to explore it by yourself.