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Old 08-29-2008, 03:13 AM   #1
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What is the difference between filesystem backup and a server image?

Does a server image include a filesystem backup, as well as OS settings?
Would someone confirm with me what exactly a server image is?

On a related note, what software is easiest to use for these two tasks, if they are different? Thanks.
Old 08-29-2008, 04:43 AM   #2
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Not sure this is the correct answer but:

A Filesystem backup is a storage of data held so individual/whole file/system restores can be performed.

A Server image is usually the image used to create a new server in the first instance and can't be used to restore user data.


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