I did a system image backup of my Windows 10 machine using a combination of wbadmin and Bareos.

I wanted test restoring it, so I restored the wbadmin image files from the BareOS server to an external hdd; which restored to D:\clonezilla\restore_attempt\F:\WindowsImageBackup after I changed the folder name of the backup from the NTFS incompatible F: foldername.

I then proceeded to boot with my Windows 10 DVD...and then...

  1. Clicked Repair my Computer
  2. Clicked Troubleshooting
  3. Clicked Restore System Image
  4. Then in the Re-image your computer dialog, the backup from the system state on the local machine appears, but not from the external hdd, I clicked the Select a system image radio button.
  5. Clicked the Next > button.
  6. On the next screen Select the location of the backup for the computer you want to restore, clicked the Advanced... button.
  7. In the resulting dialog it requests a UNC path;

Am I required to use an SMB share to re-image my machine? Or can I just use the external HDD instead? It seems to me that attaching an external hdd would work faster than sending it across the network, and thus I would rather use that to save time. Is it possible to do this using a localhost unc path? I've seen that the external hdd is listed as D: when booting into Restore a System Image but I am unable to login to the local host.

  • Point to the image you want to use. – Ramhound May 12 '17 at 14:13
  • @Ramhound I tried using \\localhost\d$\clonezilla\restore_attempt` and it asks me for a username and password; since I'm using a DVD to boot the OS I don't know what the hostname/workgroup, username and password would be. Or do you mean that it should have shown up on the list of images on the Select the location of the backup for the computer you want to restore`? – leeand00 May 12 '17 at 14:19
  • I heartily advice to use AOMEI Backupper Standard Freeware - life will be much simpler. – harrymc May 12 '17 at 14:41
  • @harrymc Thank you, but that's not what my question pertains to. – leeand00 May 12 '17 at 14:52
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    I believe the restore process isn't finding your local image because it's in the wrong location. I'm not at a system I can look for reference but it's something like X:\WindowsImageBackup – Twisty Impersonator May 13 '17 at 3:13

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