boot media will usually be 4.7GB/8.5GB DVDs, or potentially a BRD @25GB.
per the article https://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=304
titled: How to Create Automated Restore CD/DVD Discs
is the automation I seek.
i.e back up drive, modify/add tbi-type files, burn to disc, insert disc, boot, experience fully restored system.
just burning a .tbi file to a disc does not automate, nor make said disc bootable.
the various related articles suggest a muti-faceted convoluted process to accomplish this, hence my post seeking assistance.
Thank you again for the assistance.