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Couple questions if you dont mind. If I run verify image and all looks good, can I be reasonably sure that that image will be restorable? Or would booting the image with viBoot be a better option for verifying that an image will work if I need it?
I'm looking to be reasonably sure that taken images are restorable without spending a whole lot of time in the process. When it comes down to it, I suppose the only way to really be certain that an image is restorable, is to test it by restoring it to a machine and making sure all goes well. With one machine, this is do-able, but get more than a few machines and you could end up spending a lot of time physically verifying images. Verification of images with viBoot is a great options and will save some time but it does not appear to be automatable, or in other words, I cant boot an image into viBoot from the command line and test if it boots ok. There is the "verify image" option in Macrium, that verifies (and can fix in some cases) that the image is valid, but I'm not sure that is good enough to say, yes, that image is restorable with a large degree of certainty.
For me, I would be really comfortable with an image if I could programmatically boot it with viBoot, query a process running in the viBoot'ed image, then shut down viBoot upon success or fail.
Am hoping to hear y'alls thoughts on the various options and how you go about verifying images.