Differential disk backup restoration with Linux boot media
I was trying to do a disk restore in the Linux boot environment. The files do not display a date and time so there was no way to tell which was the full backup and which were differential backups. When I tried restoring one of the backup files it turned out that it was a differential backup since it completed very quickly. I'm not sure what actually got restored - I didn't check. I gave up trying to understand what the screens were telling me. The disk being restored was my GPT Windows system disk, with its standard recovery, boot, etc. partitions.
Fortunately I had a full backup from the day before otherwise I would have been screwed. I believe all of my data might have been lost! The restore process must be clear and flawless so people don't lose everything. Maybe a restore wizard for each restore scenario? I don't know the answer.
I also think there needs to be a detailed tutorial written on the restore process for all restore schemes in both the Linux and Windows recovery environment.