I've been using Clonezilla to backup Linux systems successfully for a while (including UEFI). I've seen it also supports Windows (NTFS) partitions too.
Anybody tried Clonezilla for backing up / restoring Windows. I usually use Acronis for Windows but really don't like the NEW interface. Seems all programs become overbloated and full of "Feature itus" once they've passed a "sweet point". I don't like all this exhortation to sign up to Cloud backup etc so I'm looking for alternatives.
In extreme I can always mount the Windows partitions and use the DD command - but it's very easy to make a mistake and destroy the system !!!.
Note to Linux users - Clonezilla isn't intended for LVM systems. I avoid LVM like the plague anyway. Nothing wrong with the good old EXT4 system.
Free Macrium works too but windows. I'd like a tool that works on ALL systems. Then I can set up a VM running the Clonezilla stand alone system and get it to do backups.
Incidentally you can set up a VM to run free macrium too but attaching external HDD's to the VM seems to give problems. The idea of using a VM is to save booting the stand alone media. !! It's much easier to fire up a VM.
Tip here when using one of these stand alone programs as a VM.
If you can't ADD an external drive to the VM simply define the VM as having a second HDD and backup / restore to the 2nd Virtual drive and copy to external HDD later. You need the ist Virtual HDD for the program to boot and run from.