I am almost positive that you can't just restore Windows, that it has to be
installed. Applications could be restored, but do you really want to hunt
down all of the dll files that the apps install? The best thing to do is try
it. Take a test box install a couple apps, then back up the files. Then try
and do a restore.

I think my best solution is what I posted in my previous message though.

-----Original Message-----
From: Leif Svalgaard [mailto:leif@leif.org]
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2002 4:45 PM
To: midrange-l@midrange.com
Subject: Re: Automated backup to the IFS

From: Wills, Mike N. (TC) <MNWills@taylorcorp.com>
> Just a word of warning...
> When backing up this way. Don't back up the system or program files, just
> the data. To the best of my knowledge (which tends to be quite good) you
> can't just restore files to a system and expect it to work. Some files
> to be in certain places on the disk drive to work properly.

just asking out of ignorance,  but apart from the boot record (which is
not visible anyway) what files might that be?

Otherwise, I do agree that saving the data is what counts. On the
other hand restoring the program files might be a pain if they are
not saved. This whole issue is a can of worms anyway.

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