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How to configure a restore point ?

Posted on 2008-06-24
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I am installing a server DL380 G5 that is going to be placed into the DMZ and I am working with some developers that are designing and testing in house applications.
Need to know is there a way to create snapshots of the server by creating restore points in the event that I have to roll back without having to rebuild the server from scratch.  Does anyone have any ideas or solutions

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I've never done this in Server 2003 myself but the following link explains how to do it:

http://www.msfn.org/win2k3/sysrestore.htm

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TCP
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by:JapyDooge
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Not useable for this machine anymore, but for things like this, especially on development servers, i suggest you to use Virtual Machines. You can easily save states and restore back to a set point with the guarantee everything is really rolled back. Another idea is to make Ghost images of the server.
I don't have a very good expirence with the build-in restore options of Windows Server.
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You could also use Deep Freeze. It will allow you to do tests and restore your PC in a previous stage. It also uses snapshots.  Also most of the freeze programs would do the trick.
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