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Restore Clonezilla network backup

Now let's restore the image saved on the "storage PC" to another "lab PC" using SSH.

Step1 -> 8

Insert a Clonezilla USB flash drive. Make sure the monitor is "on". Reboot the PC. In this case a "Fujitsu Esprimo", press F12 once at the "Fujitsu splash screen" and wait. Specifics vary from computer to computer. Consult your hardware manual.

You get the "boot menu". Select the USB flash drive to boot from.

Select the first option.

English language.

Change keyboard layout.

Generic 105-key PC.

This is personal; I choose "Belgian".

This is personal; "Belgian" keyboard layout.

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Leave default.

Leave default.

Leave default.

We will restore the disk from an image.

The image will be restored from a SSH server.

Depending on your network; I choose "DHCP".

My SSH server is at

The SSH service listens at port 22.

Step17 -> 24

There is a regular user "guru" on the SSH server.

The image is stored in guru's homedirectory, in an existing subdirectory "Downloads/DUMPS".

Read the message.

Acknowledge that you want to make a connection.

Enter the password for user "guru".

With a correct password, the remote folder gets mounted locally.

Select "Beginner".

Clonezilla finds a valid image, so the option "restoredisk/parts/..." is available.

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All available images are listed. Choose "win-lin" for the image file to restore.

The target/destination disk is local disk "sda".

Use the partition table from the image.

Skip checking the image before restoring.

Poweroff when the restore is completed.

Notice the command with all the options. Press Enter to begin.

Confirm the restore, if you are sure.

Confirm the restore, if you are really sure ;-)

Grab a coffee. This can take a while.