/boottbwr for automated restores

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Mr.X
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Re: /boottbwr for automated restores

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TeraByte Support wrote: Sat Dec 11, 2021 6:56 pm
Mr.X wrote: Sat Dec 11, 2021 6:24 pm Nevertheless, Terabyte needs to implement a solution via GUI. A message and/or button offering to create after installing IFW for the first time.
If a user clicks No, then another way to create wimre.wim via GUI should be available.
Terabyte must make that solution via GUI available for anyone.
You don't have to do anything, it's all automatic. Only if updates occurred will it take an extra bit of time to rebuild what it needs to rebuild.
Agreed. But please read this post onwards:
https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads ... st-3055917
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Bob Coleman
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Re: /boottbwr for automated restores

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Mr.X wrote: Sat Dec 11, 2021 7:09 pm Agreed. But please read this post onwards:
https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads ... st-3055917
I have the same situation discussed in the referenced thread: no separate RE partition. If my recollection is correct I once followed some instructions in the Terabyte knowledge to consolidate the main OS partition and RE partition. I don't recall why. Probably it just seemed more tidy to only have one "OS partition". I also initially couldn't see how this automated restore could work in any useful way, but had eventually suspected before seeing the referenced thread that that was because I had no RE partition.

I don't know if it would be possible to de-couple the partitions or not, but I also don't know that it would be worth the effort. This new automatic restore of the system partition is interesting in an academic sense, but I'm not sure that, for me, it's a great advantage over booting IFL from my hard disk to do the partition restore.
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Re: /boottbwr for automated restores

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Bob Coleman wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 12:03 am Probably it just seemed more tidy to only have one "OS partition".
I like tidy. If i'm working on a BIOS /MBR disk scenario, I like just one partition.
Bob Coleman wrote: Sun Dec 12, 2021 12:03 am This new automatic restore of the system partition is interesting in an academic sense, but I'm not sure that, for me, it's a great advantage over booting IFL from my hard disk to do the partition restore.
Imagine this scenario: someone at your office/home calls you telling the machine is acting strange and can't fix it, and you're physically distant from it. Then you connect remotely and you can't seem to fix it either, you decide to restore a working image to solve the issue as soon as possible. Automated restore comes into play.
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Re: /boottbwr for automated restores

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How would you go about auto-restoring using this method if your image files have passwords? It doesn't seem to remember the passwords I entered when I was still in Windows, before rebooting into tbwinre, and is not really automated if it asks me to enter it.
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Re: /boottbwr for automated restores

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it handles the password but for network shares you have to enter it (it doesn't pass along network share passwords), passwords are only obfuscated.
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Re: /boottbwr for automated restores

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TeraByte Support wrote: Tue Dec 28, 2021 10:16 pm it handles the password but for network shares you have to enter it (it doesn't pass along network share passwords), passwords are only obfuscated.
Really? How? I'm prompted to enter a password every time, even for non-network shares.
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Re: /boottbwr for automated restores

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You'd be prompted when your in the UI before the reboot. If you don't want to use the UI, you can use the /bootwim method instead to launch whatever operation you wanted.
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Re: /boottbwr for automated restores

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TeraByte Support wrote: Wed Dec 29, 2021 2:55 am You'd be prompted when your in the UI before the reboot. If you don't want to use the UI, you can use the /bootwim method instead to launch whatever operation you wanted.
I know that. I am prompted before the reboot. But I'm also prompted after the reboot as well, once I'm in tbwinre. It's like IFW is not able to remember what I entered prior to booting into tbwinre.
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Re: /boottbwr for automated restores

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Bizarre but confirmed, the code section must have been moved after the password testing (which was done for sure) but before commits. Anyway, will be fixed in 3.50.
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Re: /boottbwr for automated restores

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Following this new feature, could you add it for backup operations too?
Sometimes I need a reboot instead of using VSS or Phylock.
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