System State Enquiries

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I have little understanding on System State, please bear with me if I am asking the obvious. Based on the information found; the purpose of system state is in the event after hotfix or installation of new program, the OS crashed, system state backup is used to restore the OS configuration files (registry being one of those). Given a scenario like this; a windows 2000 sever; with LOTUS installed. The system crashed for some reason, Windows will have to reinstalled, and Lotus application as well. How does a system state backup be put into good use? Any inputs on this to assist me in further understanding system state would be very much appreciated. Thank You

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If you reinstall windows there wont be any need for you to use your backed up system files. System backup files are useful when the system has become unstable due to registry errors and the like and in such scenarios when yo boot up your system you can then restore.
It workes like system restore in windows xp

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  • Yoowin
    Thank you joann2 for your reply. Should this happened: 1. Removed/Corrupted registry trees 2. Removed/Corrupted winnt folders Upon restoring the system state; my win2k system should be up & running? How does the system state backup come to the picture when my application corrupted? For instance; should my Lotus Domino server corrupted, upon restoring the syetem state backup & perhaps the application folder; will my Lotus Domino server be OK? Guess my question is really; does System State backup plays a role in applications files?
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  • 0ct0pus
    Hi yoowin, system state backup only related to system related component, to be details: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/library/ServerHelp/921f0ed5-523d-48ac-8825-e850b0e54884.mspx So in your case if you need to reinstall the application anyway, the system state backup will not be in any use here.
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  • Yoowin
    Thankx for the reply. Am I correct to put it this way: 1. System got corrupted; first attempt would be advisable to restore the system state in the hope to "save" the system 2. Should that fail; a full system restoration should ensue: - reformat PC - install OS - install application - restore data files in this case, system state backup does not even take any roles here. Please advise
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  • ItDefPat1
    system state is a snapshot of the way everything is at a given time. You would make a system state when you know you have a good functioning system. Also, you should do this before doing a new you do something, like a new installation or upgrade. If the installation/upgrade goes bad and the system isn't usable anymore, then you use the system state snapshot. By restoring the system state, your system should be back to the condition it was in before failed activity. This prevents you from having to rebuild or maybe even restore from backup. If your activity results in a good working server, then you can remove the old state snapshot.
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  • 0ct0pus
    yoowin, you got it right. In my personal experience I've used it for cases such system can't bootup due to corrupted ntldr, boot.ini, or registry.
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