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    second server has died.

    Cant fint the 32bit os disk, so I am rebuilding it from scratch with 64bit functionality. Network is down, its going to be a fun day.

    Perhaps even nod32 will now work correctly? Who knows?

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    Do I mention a better backup/restore strategy for the future?

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    I have back ups. The server should have been 64bit anyway and it had a few issues with previous versions of the software. The difference in a restore or rebuild is probably no more than an hour or two.

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    Its all about virtulization these days when it comes to disasters like this.

    Make it a virtual server, backup the image. Job done, never have a failure for more than 10mins again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICT_GUY View Post
    I have back ups. The server should have been 64bit anyway and it had a few issues with previous versions of the software. The difference in a restore or rebuild is probably no more than an hour or two.
    Phew thats ok then - was under the impression the server was doing a little more than just a few hours work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesfed View Post
    Phew thats ok then - was under the impression the server was doing a little more than just a few hours work.
    I have to get AD onto it then DHCP desktops and start menus. Then the network will work. Then its adding wus nod32 and the Intranet. I will be taking an image of the server when its complete. virtulization would be the way forward, possibly when I have time but more likely when I upgrade the servers again in 3 years time.

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    Which x64 OS? 2008R2 has very good image based (with bare metal recovery) backup built in. Useful when you don't need a full backup regime, but spent a while getting a server built. 2008 non R2 is ok, but no bare metal restore iirc.



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