Hello, thank you for the description. I just tried to do it. I wanted to trial a photo editor, I managed to do it, but with nowhere the ease that you described. Here is a quick review. I have 2 PC's and 2 laptops in the house, using the latest Macrium build. I use a Qnap NAS, in that unit, I have an extra USB NFTS drive plugged in which appears as a network drive. I use it as a central point for backups. It seems to work fine. If I need to do a restore I just move the USB drive to whichever unit needs it (that's the theory anyway).
Tonight I wanted to try the Photo editor software using a laptop. So I made a backup, installed the Photo software and after half an hour wasn't impressed and wanted to revert. The laptop then complained that it couldn't restore over wifi, fair enough, plugged a USB network adaptor in. For whatever reason, I got the blue screen of death. So had to plug in the Macrium USB restore stick, plug in the USB hard drive and restore. Which went fine, taking 8 minutes.
Short story, it didn't go too well. I put it down as a learning curve
I believe that I made an error in not specifying an incremental backup (i just found the option to force the backup type). But I do have one question. When restoring an incremental backup can this be done without having to start the machine from cold to invoke the rescue media?