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Re: lilo removal in squeeze (or, "please test grub2")

On Wed, 02 Jun 2010 12:02:15 -0400 (EDT), Jon Dowland wrote:
> Just how often is a total restore-from-backup required, I wonder?

A total restore from backup could be for one of two purposes:

(1) To restore a machine in case of a hard drive failure.  Replace
the bad drive with a good drive and restore.

(2) To clone a new machine similar to an existing machine, changing
a few things after restore, such as IP address, MAC address,
hostname, etc.

Fortunately, its use for the first purpose is rare.  It's use for
the second purpose is more common.  It's faster than a new install.
This is done routinely for a Windows desktop machine.  It's the
quickest way to get rid of a virus/worm/Trojan, etc., provided
the backup is not contaminated also.  And it is done for new
employess to give them a standard image.  It's done less often
for a back-end Linux server.

  .''`.     Stephen Powell    
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