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That's fine, but I mentioned ReDeploy in particular because there are two ways to restore to a VM, only one of which involves doing it within the VM:
#1: Create a new VM, boot it from the Rescue Media ISO, run the restore that way, and then in your case run ReDeploy. This method is the closest equivalent to restoring a "real" PC, but sometimes this can be more complicated in a VM scenario because this method requires you to make the image source accessible from inside the VM, which sometimes involves jumping through more hoops depending on where the image file is located, e.g. setting up networking for the guest VM, possibly setting up file sharing on the host, temporarily attaching another virtual disk that contains the image into the VM, etc. That's why some people choose Option #2.
#2: Create a new virtual disk file on the host, mount it on the host, and use Reflect running within the regular host OS to restore the desired image onto the mounted virtual disk file. Then unmount the virtual disk from the host and attach it to a VM instead. This is sometimes easier, but if you go this route, you will STILL need to boot the VM into Rescue Media to run ReDeploy.