I think I need further assistance in restoring an image on my Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Tablet.
I have a Server that is up and running on a different location and works quite well with my domain and so on… I think it’s currently not necessary to go in detail of the server setup.
I already downloaded the “Restore CD” image and made a bootable UEFI USB stick with the tool Rufus. Rufus told me that it detected an “Hybrid ISO Image” and I chose the “ISO Image write mode” (other options were ISO ESP or DD Image Mode).
The USB stick preparation seemed to work and I was able to boot the urBackup image from the stick on my tablet. As far as good.
Then I noticed that the build in WIFI adapter seemed to be not detected.
I tried two additions USB WIFI adapters that both also not worked. (an old Netgear WN111v2 and an Chinese 802.11n USB plug) So no WIFI connection possible here.
Then I tried an USB 3.0 to Ethernet adapter. The adapter is obviously powered since the activity LED is blinking but still no IP is detected in the network connection screen.
So what are the options?
Maybe one of the three WIFI adapters or the Ethernet adapter can be somehow started. Maybe with additional drivers or something?
I can access .vhdz files on my urBackup server. Maybe I can copy the files to a USB stick and directly restore the images with the “urBackup Restore CD” image?
Regarding the documentation the tool:
is the way to go. I tried this tool and opened multipe vhdz files.
1.) Image_C (fails with “VHD file is not large enough. Want to write fill 512 but size is 0” and “Error writing MBR”
2.) Image_C and Image_SYSVOL (fails with “NTFS magic wrong” and the same two above)
3.) Image_C and Image_SYSVOL and Image_ESP (fails with "Volume (…SYSVOL file path) has the same partition number as the volume (…ESP file path). Please make sure you only select volumes from one device.
So currently I have failed converting the vhdz files to vhd files. At least I can mount the image and access the files. But that’s not what I want to do.
I have a full working USB Win10 ToGo version that can be booted from USB and makes it possible to fully write the internal SSD.
Maybe there are some Windows10 Tools that can handle the .vhdz files? Or better, maybe there is a Win10 app that can connect to the urBackup server and restore an image?
I hope someone can help since my only option would be to install a clean Win10 and manually copy the backed up files over this image.
Thank you very much.
I found an other potential crazy option:
Use a VirtualBox and start the urBackup CD in a VM. (done)
Connect to the server over the VirtualBox virtual network device. (done)
Restore the urBackup image to a VirtualBox .vhd file. (fails)
The urBackup tool sais:
“Restore partition not available.”
O.o Of course, that’s what I want the tool to do for me: Restoring the partitions. What if the system disk fails. Then you won’t have any partitions on your new disk.