Does restore before setup actually work? WTH

When you boot up a fresh image before setup there is a button for setting up HA from backup, in my expierence it doesn’t work, people complain of no proggress and it just doesn’t work, advise everywhere is to setup with fake details or whatever then when into Dashboard restore from here.

Does the feature even work? if it doesn’t can it be removed as its pretty bad user expierence for all new users trying to restore for the first time

I have been doing this 2 time’s in the past, and both times it worked fine. But that’s about more, than a year back. So can’t confirm today’s state.

Which one, you restore before setup or after?

before setup, just as you asked.