I was able to restore a Windows Vm using teh recovery disk no problem, obviously since there is no image for linux that is not an option. However even from the console (F2), while I can partition, format and mount the new disk. i can not actually restore anything as there is no urbackupclientctl and urbackuprestore only seems to support image restores.
While at it the only example I’ve found of restoring an entire filesystem is:
urbackupclientctl restore-start -b 637 -d /root -m / -t /mnt/Debian
I’m very impressed with Windows worked like a champ, but I’m now concerned with Linux and how to recover as obviously a backup program is only as good as the recovery. Assuming I have the data for Linux (which I should as I have both full and incremental backups of /)
I’d expect to recover all files (?) and then use grub to reinstall the bootloader followed by fixing blkid’s and then boot the new drive, the problem is restoring the data using the recover disk does not appear possible, so I’m DOA on step one.
I also do not know how /proc, /dev … are to be restored or does urbackup handle this, or am I expected to recreate by hand?
It almost seems the solution is to reinstall Linux then restore the files, replacing existing ones but again I can not find any clear documentation for this.
So basically how does one recover linux what is the procedure?