Mount VHDZ in Windows


#1

Hello, is it possible to mount the VHDZ image in windows? i have tried ImDisk but it wants me to format the disk and it takes so long to decompress a file.

Has anyone had any luck on this?


#2

According to the documentation, you cannot mount a VHDZ directly, you have to decompress it first …

https://www.urbackup.org/administration_manual.html#x1-9300010.6

Regards,


#3

It can mount it but UrBackup needs to do it for you. I.e. go to the web interface and click on the “mount image” button after selecting the image backup.


#4

since UrB can mount vhdz on windows by web-GUI,
I mean it can be possible mount vhdz as disk,
somewhat way like bat-file?
(web-gui is too restricted… I can’t count dirs stat for plan garbage filters, etc…)

Yes, I saw “no” in FAQ, but is it possible way?
May be, in future versions?


#5

Well you could always create a bat file yourself, just open the uncompress_image.bat file and adjust the commands as you want?

“%~dp0\urbackup_srv.exe” --cmdline --no-server --plugin fsimageplugin.dll --decompress d:\backups\server\image.vhdz --output_fn C:\backups\unzipped\file.vhd

Or something like that?


#6

It mounts it into a folder like C:\path\to\backup\contents. You can just browse there with other tools after you mounted it on the web interface.


#7

Hi, I have some problems with one of UrBsrv instances - one client copyes(images) always failed at last 99%,
so, I can see that’s vhdz locally, but not from webinterface, so, how to Urb mounts vhdz’s?
May be is it possible create script for local mounting, somewhat like uncompress_image.bat,
but - directly mount it to letter, without decompress big time and place requerements?
I see the way is possible, UrB knowhow is )

And I have one more idea for feature request - sometimes network restore is too slow,
is it possible mount replacement disk (as example sata hot-plug, etc USB3?), and locally restore it,
with full possible speed of local interfaces with only UrB/cpu speed limits?
Should I post it like new feature request, it will be interesting?


#8

Hi,
i want to mount the VHDZ in Windows as well. I was looking for the bat file to decompress.
In the manual is written:
“If you want to mount the VHD files on Windows and they are compressed (file extension is VHDZ), you need to decompress them first. Use C:\Program Files\UrBackupServer\uncompress_image.bat for that.”
The bat file seems to be present on the Windows server version. I only installed the client version on my windows PC. The server is a Linuxbox. So where do I find the bat file?
Thanks for the hint.
F.


#9

Great Idea!
F.