I'm sure this has been discussed before, but I searched and couldn't find any relevant thread, so I'll just ask.
I'm doing Intra-daily backups of my workstation to a file share on my NAS (over SMB).
I'm just testing restores of my Macrium Reflect backups, and when browsing the directory on my NAS where my backups are stored, I'm presented with a flat list of the backup files from which I need to select one. Now the backup file naming isn't particularly intuitive, and since backups are being merged regularly, file dates aren't exactly a reliable source of order either. This is manageable in the Windows client as the backups are presented in a tree structure of the hierarchy by which Reflect knows about them. Without it, I find it very challenging to choose the correct file.
To illustrate with a reasonably simple tree, This is how an older, consolidated set looks in the Windows client:
Now, IF I manage to pick the middle file in this tree in the rescue environment, It'll show me the hierarchy *above* the item I selected. But nothing below and nothing in other tree structures (root and descendants of other full backups)
Isolated like this, it seems trivial, but the entire contents of the backup directory are 356 files.
So in a disaster recovery scenario where the Windows client with the tree view is unavailable, what is the best way to choose the exact file I need when only knowing when the backup was taken?