OpenClone - A free software cloning solution focusing on easy usage and extensive automation

OpenClone is a free software cloning solution based on a client/server system. It is able to create a full backup of a computer's harddisk content and also can deploy an already existing image to one or more computers at the same time. Moreover it is optimized for dual boot systems with GNU/Linux and Windows operating system and focuses on easy usage and extensive automation so it saves time and money. It's goal is minimal admin interaction on clients and small software requirements for controlling the system (web browser). The project is primary developed for the use in schools, but is also suitable for an implementation in businesses.

Savannah project page


The installer automatically downloads all nececcary parts from the Internet and also includes an update function for itself.

Current Installer: [Download]
Development Installer: [Download]

Current Version: 0.1.1 (2009-08-24) [tar.gz Download] [GPG signature]

Older versions are available here


  • User guide: [English]* [German]*
  • Diploma thesis "Automatisierung von Installationsroutinen in Netzwerken": [German]

* Work in progress

Bug reports

Please report bugs using the savannah bug report system. You can submit new bugs here.

Mailing lists


Channel: #openclone


Version 0.1.1 (2009-08-24)

  • Debian 5.0.1 and 5.0.2 support added
  • Support of unknown file systems through dd
  • Removed engine startup question on clients
  • Moved sources from SVN to Mercurial
  • Easier installation and update through Mercurial as installation source
  • Fix poweroff operation in image creation wizard

Version 0.1.0 (2009-05-02)

  • Initial version


Version 0.1.5

  • Remove hosts function
  • Support of computers with Phonix Card produced by EduSystem (formerly RebornCard produced by Signal Computer GmbH)

Version 0.2.0

  • Calculation of total progress and implementation of AJAX refresh feature
  • Support of imaging software partclone (provides ext4 support)

Version 0.3.0

  • Support for post-cloning operations (Change hostname, Join Windows domain, ...)

Version 0.5.0

  • Extended installer
  • Wake-On-LAN support

Version 1.0.0

  • Support for cloning multiple hard disks and single partitions


  • Import of Clonezilla/FOG images
  • Support of multiple storage servers
  • Implement a webservice for controlling the OpenClone system
  • Cloning of bios options

Last change: $Date: 2009/08/24 22:29:41 $ $Revision: 1.4 $