How to Restore from System Image Backup with CloudBerry Backup

CloudBerry Backup for Windows Server allows you to easily restore your system from an image backup. You can perform restores directly from the cloud or USB flash drive to any dissimilar hardware or Hyper-V, VMware virtual machine or Amazon EC2, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud virtual environment.

Below are the instructions on how to restore your system from an image backup. (You might also be interested to check our article on the difference between system image backup and system state backup.)

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    You can find a more comprehensive article on image-based restores in our help.

    Restoring System Image Backup 

    1. Start the Restore Wizard by clicking Restore button on the CloudBerry Backup toolbar and follow the Wizard steps.Restore_button.12. When Restore Wizard prompts you to select the type of data for restore, just go ahead and choose Restore Image-Based Backup option and hit Next.restore_image.23. Choose, whether to restore your image backup as a physical disk or as a virtual disk.ptp.34. Select the volumes you would like to restore.partitions5. Select the particular physical disk you would like to restore your image to.hdd-choice Complete the rest of the Restore Wizard steps to enable the encryption and compression options, and finally run the system recovery job.

    Restoring System Image Backup on a Different Machine

    In some cases, you may need to perform the restore of your system on a different machine. CloudBerry Backup provides such opportunity. To restore your image backup on a machine with different hardware just follow the instruction below prior to running the Restore Wizard:

    1. Download and install another copy of CloudBerry Backup for Windows Server on a new computer. You can take advantage of a 15-day trial.

    2. Register exactly the same cloud storage account that used before.

    3. Select the same storage bucket as before.

    4. Click on the Advanced settings link to specify the backup prefix.set.15. From the "Backup prefix" drop-down menu, select the same prefix that you used in your previous computer so CloudBerry Backup can find the data in the specified storage bucket.prefix_select26. The next step is to synchronize the repository in order to retrieve the metadata of all the files associated with the backed up system.

    Note: Repository sync will start automatically for all cloud storages except cold storages like Amazon Glacier.  Once sync completed, you will be able to see your backups on the Backup Storage tab. If it is not thereby some reason, run the repository sync manually:

    To synchronize the repository, select Options from the drop-down menu located in the top-right corner of the screen.options_sync7. In the Options dialog, navigate to Repository tab and click Synchronize Repository button.rep_tab8. In the Synchronize Repository dialog, select the desired storage account from the Account drop-down list and click Synchronize Now button.start_button.1 After all the steps required for repository synchronization are done, just go ahead and run the CloudBerry Restore Wizard to recover your system from an image backup.