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Windows Home Server Image-based Backup

One of the core features of Windows Home Server is the image-based backup software solution that automatically backs up your home PCs every day.  The cool thing about the home server solution is the single-instance storage technology that we developed for the storage of multiple home computer backups across time and across multiple PCs.  You can read more about this patent pending solution in the Windows Home Server Home Computer Backup Technical Brief.

Backup may be easy, but how easy is restore?  An image-based backup solution (or any backup solution for that matter) should be judged by how easy it is to restore a PC, and with Windows Home Server it is 6 simple steps (really it is only 3 steps, as 3 times you merely have to click a Next button):

  1. Boot the Home Computer Restore CD to launch the Restore Computer Wizard
  2. (just press the Next button) 

  3. Enter the password for your Windows Home Server 
  4. Confirm that you want to restore the PC (just press the Next button) 
  5. Pick which backup you want to use to restore from
  6. Confirm that you want to restore all hard drives or just a given hard drive
  7. Confirm that you are ready to initiate an image-based restore of 1 or more of the hard drives from the backup stored on your Windows Home Server
    (just press the Next button)

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