Hi I just wanted to confirm that the disk image .raw format is a full copy of the partition.
losetup -rfP Image_C_210228-0953.raw creates a readonly loopback device and partition
I am able to mount the ntfs file system (eg /dev/loop9p1)
I did a full restore from it using ddrescue - booted Windows fine - going to do a chkdsk now.
is the urbackup raw image OK to use this way with ddrescue?
the urbackup server mount uses libguestfs which seems unnecessary when losetup works fine and can be mounted with ntfs-3g
I was testing with ddrescue because I had to restart the machine and had trouble with the restore CD. ddrescue saves a mapfile and can be resumed. I don’t know if urbackup images can be resumed but if not it would be a great feature. I need to do more urbackup testing only with smaller images
While testing ddrescue over the network I tried nbd-server. The server side does not need root privileges and it would be a nice mount/restore script option for raw disk images. There is a windows nbd client which could be useful for some people.
Is there more info on urbackup_mount_helper?