Even if you can restore windows, its probably worth re-installing everything just so that it works properly; Windows seems to like this (i.e. being reinstalled) somewhere between every 3 and 6 months anyway in my experience :) I like the idea of using Ghost to build a CD for a base install for recovery/rebuild and then saving the data directory myself.... Regards Evan Harris >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:email@example.com] >Sent: Monday, January 21, 2002 4:45 PM >To: firstname.lastname@example.org >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 >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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