It's a clone, though, not an image. I can apparently boot off of it. However, I am currently researching measures to take against a hazard in booting when both the source & clone partitions are visible to the computer. Even when I'm done that, and I can boot off of the clone, that's still not as thorough a comparison as a diff-like comparison of all content.
I'm particularly wanting to confirm the clone because when I left during the cloning session and found the machine in hibernation. When I woke it up, there was an error message saying that the cloning app dashboard had ceased to function, and needed to be killed.
How do others verify clones, do they just boot off of the clone?