Wow.  I never thought of that.  Temporary directories sound like they will
save my butt.  Brilliant response!

Would I use temp directories with win95/98?

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Scott Dunn
Systems Engineer
South Shore Building Services
www.southshoreinc.com
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]On Behalf
> Of Malcolm McLeary
> Sent: Friday, January 26, 2001 10:40 PM
> To: retro-talk
> Subject: Re: Retro Server 5 on NT 4
>
>
> Hi Scott,
>
> on 27/1/01 10:35 AM, Scott Dunn at [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
>
> > Please forgive my ignorance, but I have to ask the
> following question:  Your
> > hard drive fails.  You want to pop in a new drive and
> restore the system to
> > the original condition.  What do you do?
>
> 1.  On the new disk Install Windows NT into a temporary
> directory (e.g.
> wintemp).
>
> 2.  Since this thread was about the Backup Server, install
> Retrospect into a
> temporary directory.
>
> 3.  Rebuild the catalog of the most recent backup of the
> Backup Server.
>
> 4.  Restore from the Backup Server backup (i.e. from local
> backup device).
>
> 5.  Reboot.
>
> 6.  Delete the temporary directories.
>
> The Backup Server should now be as it was at the time of the
> last "self"
> backup.
>
> On a Mac this so much easier as you can always boot from the
> Retrospect CD
> (or an external hard disk, or zip or jaz, etc, etc) and omit
> steps 1 and 2
> above ... this is not so easy with Windows platforms as there
> are so many
> system configuration variables which make it basically
> impossible for Dantz
> to ship a bootable restore CD for Windows.  However I heard
> somewhere that
> Dantz are working on a solution which will allow a bootable
> restore CD to be
> created by Retrospect for the specific system.
>
> Cheers,  Malcolm
>
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