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: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
>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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