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.
Look at the bottom under tips. What it is saying is if you have incremental backups you need them all and with differential you need just the last one (along with the full they are related to).. OR...… when you list the backups, in steps 2 and 3, if you have incremental or differential backups, they will be displayed there and you should pick the one you want to restore your backup from.
I recommend you try making another WinPE disk on another 32 bit computer. Preferably on Win7.
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