backup_image_restore

Introduction

In this blog post, we will learn how to restore a disk from the backup image file using Clonezilla backup software.

When your operating system is unable to start due to a hard disk crash, failure, malware attacks, or any other reason, then you can restore the entire hard disk by using Clonezilla from the backup image file.

Restore Hard Disk Using Clonezilla

In this example, we will try to restore a source repository image file on hard disk NVME0N2P1 to the destination drive NVME0N1. We already have a Clonezilla image file named Windows_10_Img.

1. Insert the Clonezilla live bootable USB flash drive into your computer, restart it, and boot from it.

2. At the Clonezilla boot menu, select Clonezilla live (Default settings, VGA 800×600) and press enter.

Restore Disk Image Using Clonezilla

3. Choose the language as “English” and press enter.

Restore Disk Image Using Clonezilla

4. Select the US keyboard as the default keyboard layout and press enter.

Restore Disk Image Using Clonezilla

5. Select “Start Clonezilla.”

6. Select “device-mage” option and press enter.

Restore Disk Image Using Clonezilla

7. Select “local_dev” and press enter.

Restore Disk Image Using Clonezilla

8. Press Ctrl+C to exit.

9. Select nvme0n2p1 as the image repository, and press enter.

Restore Disk Image Using Clonezilla

10. Skip repairs the file system before mounting the image repository.

11. Select the image file and press enter.

12 Enter to continue

13 Select “Beginner mode” and press enter.

14. Select “restoredisk” and press enter.

15. Choose the image file to restore (source image) and press enter.

16. Select the destination nvme0n1 to restore and press enter

17. Select Yes, check the image before restoring. It’s always a good idea to check the image integrity before restoring.

18. Choose reboot/shutdown mode when everything is finished and press enter.

Restore Disk Image Using Clonezilla

19. Press enter to continue

Restore Disk Image Using Clonezilla

20. Clonezilla now is restoring the selected disk image to nvme0n1.

Restore Disk Image Using Clonezilla

21. Type yes, and hit enter to continue

22. Type yes, and hit enter to continue

23. Press enter to continue

23. Here we choose Power off, then when the shutdown process is done remove the Clonezilla live removable media.

We have successfully restored the image from hard disk NVME0N2P1 to hard disk NVME0N1.

Follow our post below on how to use Clonezilla to save disk images.

https://easytechhub.com/clonezilla-to-save-disk-image/

Conclusion

Image restore is a very important feature to have when your operating system is unable to start due to hard disk failure, malware attacks, or any other reason. In this blog post, we learned how to restore a disk from the backup image file using Clonezilla software.

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By Feroz Khan

Feroz Khan works as a system administrator with more than 12 years of experience in information technology. He would like to share the knowledge with others that he has gained during his working experience.

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