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System State Restore

By pcstpcst ·
Had to perform a reinstall of OS over a corrupted OS, could repair it and as a result we have all of the data and the programs in c:\Program Files but none of the programs are hooked into the OS

The C: drive was not backed up only the system state, SQL instances and E: drive (data), using Veritas s/w

The server is a member server

My Question is what will the System State actually recover? Do I need to reinstall progs - will system state recover program file intergration back into OS?

Many Thanks
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by pcstpcst In reply to System State Restore

Sorry, that meant to say COULDN'T REPAIR

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by BFilmFan In reply to System State Restore

Actually, the programs do hook into the OS via DLL's and the registry, also some older programs will use ini files to make specific configuration settings.

A system state backup on a Windows 2000 memeber server will backup:

Boot Files

COM+ Class Registration database

Registry

AD (if the server is a domain controller)

Sysvol (if the server is a domain controller)

Certificate Services database (if the server is running Certificate Services)

Cluster service (if the server is running Cluster service)

If ONLY the OS was corrupted, you should be able to restore just the system state and be okay. If the drive became corrupted and the applications are on the same drive, you will need to put on the OS first and then re-install applications, followed by performing a system state restore.

Only a full backup of a drive and the system state backup can guarantee that you can put the drive back exactly as it was originally.

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by Poettone In reply to System State Restore

You did not state your OS, but here is a link that will point you in the right direction. I believe windows 2000 server is close, if not the same as outlined here.

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/standard/proddocs/en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/standard/proddocs/en-us/ntbackup_system_state.asp


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