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How To Install Clonezilla on Debian 12

Install Clonezilla on Debian 12

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Clonezilla on Debian 12. Clonezilla, a powerful open-source disk imaging and cloning tool, is a safeguard for your precious data. Whether you need to create backups of your entire system or migrate your system to a new drive, Clonezilla has your back.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Clonezilla partition and disk imaging/cloning on a Debian 12 (Bookworm).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 12 (Bookworm).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • Make sure your Debian 12 system is connected to the internet. An active connection is essential for downloading the required packages and updates during the installation.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Clonezilla on Debian 12 Bookworm

Step 1. Updating the package repositories is a crucial first step, ensuring that you install the latest version of Clonezilla available for Debian 12. Open your terminal and execute:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Clonezilla on Debian 12.

With your package repositories updated, you can proceed to install Clonezilla. Using APT, this process is straightforward:

sudo apt install clonezilla

To be certain that Clonezilla is properly installed, it’s good practice to verify the version. Run the following command:

clonezilla --version

This command should display the installed Clonezilla version, ensuring that the installation was successful.

Step 3. Accessing Clonezilla on Debian.

Once it’s finished, you can launch Clonezilla from the application menu or by running the clonezilla command in the terminal.

Install Clonezilla on Debian 12 Bookworm

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Clonezilla. Thanks for using this tutorial to install the latest version of the Clonezilla partition and disk imaging/cloning on Debian 12 Bookworm. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Clonezilla website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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