Where was clonezilla running that it was pulling the image file from your NAS, and then writing it over the network to the VM? On another vm, on that vm via a liveCD?
The image file from Clonezilla was stored on a NAS. I created a VM geared towards W7 (the image was from W7) and I booted up on that VM, a livecd of Clonezilla to pull it back (by LiveCD I mean I mounted the LiveCD onto the VM, I didnt use a CD-R or anything)
Where you not having speed issue with this nas awhile ago - didn't one of the disks die?
One of the drives in my home RAID5 died. I understand the confusion perfectly though.
What kind of speed do you get just moving the img across the network, keep in mind what exactly is the process of how the clonezilla reads the file? Have not played with clonezilla in quite some time so I am rusty on the details of its inner workings.
Ill do a robocopy today of just the image file and tell you
And I have to ask: You say you dont use Clonezilla. What do you use BudMan? Maybe there is something better out there that I havent heard. And even if I have/havent, I wanna try it out for fun
Except dd; I know this could have been done with dd (I actually looked up how to do it with dd but remembered I had a CloneZilla disk around) but I perfer like a small child coloring books
BTW, by default, it uses this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partclone
If I only need a few files off the img, I would of looked to mounting the image directly vs retoring it to something, and then reading the files.
I know I tried mounting it but....now that you mention it, I dont remember if it didnt allow me to access it, I simply forgot about it, found out network mounting is a bad idea (I only do it for things like installing Office or some small software), etc. Im gonna try that today as well and see if my life could have been easier.
By default, it uses this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partclone