Keeping the data separate from the pgms is a challenge with windows
software.  Usually the default location for the data is within a
subdirectory of the application.  You have to remember to change that when
you install software.

And some software uses the registry to store information about the data.
CODE/400, for example, uses the registry to store all the information about
the source members (where it came from, source type, etc).


> --__--__--
> Message: 12
> From: "Wills, Mike N. (TC)" <>
> To: "''" <>
> Subject: RE: Automated backup to the IFS
> Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2002 16:51:43 -0600
> Reply-To:
> 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 []
> Sent: Monday, January 21, 2002 4:45 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Automated backup to the IFS
> From: Wills, Mike N. (TC) <>
> > 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
> have
> > 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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