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  • Sorry if this has been asnwered before but I couldn't find it by searching.

    I will be upgrading at least 2 machines to Windows 7 RTM today (out on technet now) and I am wondering what happens to the backups on my home server? I will be doing a clean install.

    Do I have to go in and manually delete the old backups?

    I am assuming that my old backups from these machines will not be of any use to me after the fresh OS install on the clients, is this true?

    Or, can I somehow associate my new install with the old backups (I plan on having the same structure for my data as I currently have)?

    Thank you!
    Thursday, August 6, 2009 5:41 PM

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  • The backups will still be on your homeserver until you delete them or the cleanup kicks in.

    The backups may be of use to you if they contain data.

    You cant associated your new install, especially if it is a different operating system with your old backups.

    Andrew
    MVP - Windows Home Server http://usingwindowshomeserver.com
    • Marked as answer by Octomom Thursday, August 6, 2009 10:40 PM
    Thursday, August 6, 2009 7:16 PM
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  • And this is unrelated but I didn't want to spam the board with more than one message.

    I have downloaded and installed the PP3 beta and I think it's working (for example, I can see the libraries feature with the Windows 7 RC) but when I check the WHS console it says power pack 2, it does not say that power pack 3 is installed.

    Thanks again!
    Thursday, August 6, 2009 5:43 PM
  • You will notice in the documentation that came with PP3 that the console will display PP2, but as long as all but DE versions show as 2361 you are running PP3.

    Andrew


    MVP - Windows Home Server http://usingwindowshomeserver.com
    Thursday, August 6, 2009 7:14 PM
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  • The backups will still be on your homeserver until you delete them or the cleanup kicks in.

    The backups may be of use to you if they contain data.

    You cant associated your new install, especially if it is a different operating system with your old backups.

    Andrew
    MVP - Windows Home Server http://usingwindowshomeserver.com
    • Marked as answer by Octomom Thursday, August 6, 2009 10:40 PM
    Thursday, August 6, 2009 7:16 PM
    Moderator
  • Ah, thank you!
    Thursday, August 6, 2009 10:40 PM
  • DOH! I never read the documentation, thanks!
    Thursday, August 6, 2009 10:41 PM