Format before restore needed?

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Coastie
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Format before restore needed?

Post by Coastie » Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:45 am

I recently installed Win7 SP1 (NTFS) and did a full backup. It worked fine. I installed a program that caused some issues, and since it was early on, I did a restore rather than just uninstalling the program.

Prior to the restore, which worked just fine, I reformatted the drive. Is that a necessary step, or does a restore do that for me?

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Re: Format before restore needed?

Post by admin » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:42 pm

You just need a partition to restore, the filesystem will be recreated by fsarchiver which means you do not have to run mkfs before you do a restfs

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