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Can I move WHS 2011 to a new server? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I just built a new server and want to setup WHS 2011 on it.  I can easily move all the folder content, however is there a way to move the computer profiles, user profiles, and especially the backups associated with each computer to the new location?

    I have been poking around the "Client Computer Backups" folder however guessing just moving the content to the same place on the new server isn't going to cut it.  Thoughts?

    Thanks.

    JR

    Saturday, October 29, 2011 10:09 PM

All replies

  • Taking a complete backup of your existing server, followed by a bare metal restore to the new one, would be the recommended approach. The bare metal restore isn't well-documented, however, and you may find that you will need to use the recovery console to "repair" your installation afterward if there are hardware differences.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Sunday, October 30, 2011 7:32 PM