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 system. 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. IS THIS POSSIBLE WITH QUBES? 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 sdc2.dd-img.bd. 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 DOCUMENTS, DOWNLOAD folders etc. 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? -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/08ed550a-6e46-46a9-880b-c7a79eb4ca84%40googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.