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What is the measure of a successful (flawless) full HD restore to a client PC? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Yesterday I completed my first and only (to date), full HD restore. The restore of 125,000+ files appears successful.

     

    Does WHS know when a restore is flawless or when a restore is flawed (file corruption)?

     

    The client PC is running XP Pro SP3.

     

    The purpose of the restore was simply to test the Home Computer Restore CD (Dual Boot) Beta, Version 1716 Build 3/28/2008.

     

    I am running WHS RTM Evaluation Edition, Version 1500.6 Build 5/29/2007 plus Power Pack 1 public Beta Release.

    Friday, July 4, 2008 4:42 PM

Answers

  • Windows Home Server knows that all data was read successfully from the server and transferred without loss to the local PC. It knows that the local PC hardware claims to have written that data successfully to disk. It doesn't know (as far as I can tell) that the data does indeed match the data sent from the server. That additional verification step would probably take nearly as long as the restore itself.
    Friday, July 4, 2008 6:02 PM
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