Read Foxclone Partition without Restoring

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I have a 1TB full disk backup of a drive that recently failed. Due to this unfortunate timing, I now have no 1tb drive to restore my backup to. The backup was not encrypted in any way (unless foxclone did its own thing.) I now need to access some data from this backup. Is there a way to a. View and extract files without restoring the backup, or b. Restore one ONE partition.

I have tried extracting the sda4.img.gz file, and mounting the resulting backup.img, but it claims to have a RAW filesytem (this is not true)

I'm happy to provide more information if needed

Thank you!
 


Just put the Foxclone backup image on the new Drive...then do what you want...simple.
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This may help...https://foxclone.org/uguide.html


A good thing to remember...always have more than one backup tool...Timeshift...Foxclone...Redorescue.
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Followed this, the one for multiple partitions, but the directory of my folder looks like this:



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(ignore folder and untitled doc)

I ran fdisk --list sdb.img

and got
Code:
Disk ExtractedSDA4.img: 460.36 GiB, 494302856704 bytes, 965435267 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

using parted gets me


Code:
Error: /dev/loop666: unrecognised disk label
Model: Loopback device (loopback)                                      
Disk /dev/loop666: 494GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: unknown
Disk Flags:


Not sure where to go from here
 
Followed this, the one for multiple partitions, but the directory of my folder looks like this:



View attachment 19921

(ignore folder and untitled doc)

I ran fdisk --list sdb.img

and got
Code:
Disk ExtractedSDA4.img: 460.36 GiB, 494302856704 bytes, 965435267 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

using parted gets me


Code:
Error: /dev/loop666: unrecognised disk label
Model: Loopback device (loopback)                                     
Disk /dev/loop666: 494GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: unknown
Disk Flags:


Not sure where to go from here
The partition table (aka "disk label") on that disk is unrecognizable. It's either missing or corrupted.
Why it could be missing:
  • It's typical for brand new disks
  • Wiped (or partially wiped) disks don't have one
  • The filesystem is created on the entire disk, without partitioning - this is unusual but sometimes makes sense, especially with using ZFS
  • The drive may be a part of a RAID array and you need the rest of the array + RAID software/hardware to get it to work
In all of these cases you can create a new partition table and carry on. This will cause data loss if there was any data on the disk.
 

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