Transfering Data from evaluation version to retail version? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am, for the most part, very happy with WHS and am ready to purchase the retail version.  I would like to do so before my evaluation expires.  My question is...   Is there a way to backup/restore or export/import the data from the current (trial) install to the new (retail) install?   Also, is it a problem if I want to install the new (retail) WHS software on a different (faster) computer but still have the data from the older (slower) computer that currently has the trial version on it?

    thank you!
    Sunday, January 18, 2009 4:18 AM


  • Hello,
    if installing on the same hardware or at least with the same disks and with some luck (driver support etc) you can perform a server reinstall. This is a special installation mode, which wipes only the OS partition, user accounts, custom settings, but leaves the data intact.
    In case this does not work, you can still get access to the data in the Shared folders as described in this FAQ.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Sunday, January 18, 2009 6:08 AM