+x Keith Weisshar - 9 March 2018 7:45 AMWhy does auto restore fail if the target drive is secure erased and then I boot from rescue media? I need to manually locate the image file and then manually select an empty target drive to restore.
+x jphughan - 10 March 2018 11:30 PM@Nick, I would recommend updating the "Prepare the auto restore XML file" section of the Automatic System Restore KB article with at least part of the content from that new Auto Restore Dialog KB, since the latest Reflect 7.1 release no longer works as the steps or screenshots in the ASR KB currently indicate, and that KB is linked to in various other KB pages and forum posts. The Ctrl+Shift+S dialog is very different, and the Ctrl+Shift+P keyboard shortcut still mentioned in the ASR KB no longer works at all. The Auto Restore Dialog KB could still be useful as a separate page, perhaps as the destination of a "Click here for more info" link on an updated ASR KB page, though. Lastly, the warning about not saving the XML file to C should be revised in light of the fact that there's now an option to restore the most recent image in the set and the new dialog defaults to C as the destination even when other disk/partitions are available. Perhaps it could say, "If you choose to save the XML file to your C drive, make sure you selected the 'Restore the latest matching image in the same folder' option and capture a new backup after saving the XML file. Otherwise, the automatic restore process would cause the XML file on C to be overwritten by an image that does not contain it."
+x Keith Weisshar - 16 March 2018 5:48 PMWhy don't you use the hard drive firmware serial number to locate the original drive for the automatic restore even track zero is erased?