Not sure if what I want to achieve is possible but I'll try and summarise below.

With other distros that I run (WIN10, Ubuntu, Debian) as well as QUBES - I make 
full disk images using CLONEZILLA and retain them on a spare PC, running as a 
local server.

All full disk restores work fine, including QUBES OS - which is now my primary 

Ideally I'd like to be able to have access to individual files within the image 
copies(if needed).

For DEBIAN, Ubuntu and I assume WIN10(though not really bothered about that) I 
can go into terminal on my backup PC and key something along the lines of

  sudo cat /dir-to-images/sdb1.ext4-ptcl-img.gz.* | sudo gzip -d -c | sudo 
partclone.ext4 -C -r -W -s - -O /dir-to-new-image/hda1.img

where all the key files take the form sdb1.ext4-ptcl-img.gz.*
with * being aa,ab,ac etc.

As long as I've created a restore file first (eg hda1.img in the above example) 
the above code works fine - and if I mount the hda1.img file, then all my 
folders and files are accessible.

I can then recover say an individual file without having to do full disk 
restore etc.


The relevant files take the form sdc1.ext4-ptcl-img.gz.aa (a single file) and 
lots of files of the form sdc2.dd-img.aa, sdc2.dd-img.ab through to

The above instruction works with the sdc1 file and opens up various system 
files - but I can't do anything to read the sdc2 series of files. 

Am not sure what to expect if I could get it to work since each VM has its own 

Is what I want to achieve possible and if so - grateful for any suggestions as 
to relevant code needed.
If not - any suggestions about a different approach to a simple "system" backup 
with access to individual files as needed?

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