I think Urbackup is fantastic & been using for # of years - mostly for Windows/file backups, but since Windows 10 doesn’t support the Win7 image backup to a network location, have decided to employ Urbackup for images as well.
So, I understand there’s the restore CD/usb stick - which I haven’t tried. I use the uncompressed option in settings so I get .vhd files, which can be mounted.
But, what exactly would I get mounting an incremental image? When I open it with 7-zip, it looks like a complete image of the drive, but since the actual archive is tiny, it can’t be ‘real’ - right?
Part of the reason I’m asking this - the Urbackup drive is not RAID, so as add’l protection against failure of the Urbackup drive, I use scripts to make a copy of the latest (file) backups to an external drive weekly. I think even if the last backup was incremental, copying ‘current’ gives me everything.
But, what about making copy of the image BU?
Since there is no equiv of ‘current’, and the file name of the image backup is unknown, I started writing a script to find the newest folder that had ‘image’ in it. But, I’m thinking this isn’t going to work/ I don’t know whether this is a full or incremental image
Maybe I should disable incremental backups and do only full? Still would like to know how one would deal with mounting an incremental image .vhd without using Urbackup’s restore program…