Very newbie question here:
This is driving me a bit bonkers.
Backup profile is "incrementals forever" on Windows 10 Pro.
My backup media is a NAS.
I am booting with up to date rescue media and attempting to restore an image to disk from the NAS.
For my test on the NAS I have the full backup and eight (8) daily incremental backup files.
I choose the latest incremental file and try to restore the drive.
The full backup and the "c:" Windows partition is about 100GB in size.
I am restoring to a much bigger drive.
Pretty simple task and *most* of the time it does not work as expected.
It will run through each stage (four stages in my case)
Stage 3 combines/processes the full and incremental files before the restore.
Stage 4 says it's going to restore the 100GB OS partition.
Stage 4 completes in less than 10 seconds.
And the entire restore operation start to finish takes about 15 seconds and says it has completed sucessfully.
And of course it has NOT actually done a full restore in 15 seconds and the resulting disk does not contain a populated Operating system restoration.
It does this MOST of the times I have tried it.
I am testing this in Hyper-V
*Sometimes* it works as expected and does the full restore and it works!
By some unknown combination of rebooting, trying over and creating an entirely new Virtual Machine it finally works.
But I have NOT been able to figure out why it does NOT work most of the time or what I have actually done different to get it to work.
I seem to be repeating the same steps each time.
1- Create a new VM.
2- Configure the VM.
3- Create a new VHD for the VM.
4- Boot the rescue media on the VM and attempt to restore the previously backed up image set.
I am NOT reusing the virtual disks or virtual disk files.
I am creating a new one from scratch with a different name each time I try.
I'm a little bit aware of the Rapid Delta Restore (RDR) feature and think this may somehow be getting falsely triggered and completing
when it really should not (and can't possibly actually work) in my scenario.
But is the only explanation that I have come up with in my mind on why the entire restore process is completing in 14 or 15 seconds without errors.
And then has not actually really restored.
Thought that I should post here first before opening up a ticket.
I'm really new to using this product and it may be just be doing something stupid.