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Install Clonezilla on Debian 11 Bullseye system - Step by step guide ?


Clonezilla is a collection of open-source drive imaging, drive cloning, and system development utilities that are used for simplifying the development and maintenance of various computers. Clonezilla comes in three different editions: Clonezilla live, Clonezilla lite server, Clonezilla SE (server edition).  Clonezilla server edition used for massive deployments means using multicast techniques; it deploys a single file image to multiple computer systems on a local area network.

Here at LinuxAPT, we shall look into how to install Clonezilla on the Debian 11 system using the command line.

To explore the working and about more Clonezilla editions visit their official website: https://clonezilla.org/lecture-materials/


What do you need to make this installation a success ?

  • Root or sudo privileges.
  • Running Debian 11 system.
  • Boot devices.


Steps to install Clonezilla on Debian 11 bullseye system

1. Perform System Update

The recommended first step is to update your system repositories by running the below-mentioned command:

$ sudo apt update


2. Install CloneZilla on the system using the apt repository

The Clonezilla is available in the default Debian repository. So, you can easily install it using the apt package manager. You can also download the Clonezilla source files from the official Clonezilla download page. Execute the following command to install the Clonezilla on Debian 11 system:

$ sudo apt install clonezilla

Then Press 'y' to confirm the installation of Clonezilla on your system. After a while, all Clonezilla packages will be installed on your Debian system.


3. Access Clonezilla on Debian 11

Once the Clonezilla installation is completed, type the following command with having root privileges to start Clonezilla on your Terminal:

$ clonezilla

This will display it's Interface.


How to Uninstall Clonezilla from Debian 11 bullseye system ?

If you don't find useful this application in your system, You can completely uninstall or remove Clonezilla from Debian 11 bullseye distribution by executing the following command:

$ sudo apt purge clonezilla

You need to type 'Y' in order to complete the uninstallation process.


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Conclusion

This article covers how to install Clonezilla on Debian 11 bullseye system using the default system apt repository. In fact, Using Clonezilla, users can easily create a backup of data blocks to another drive.


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