Restoring files from a backup
You can browse and restore lost files from any client computer on your home network that has been backed up with Windows Home Server.
To restore files and folders from a backup:
1 Open the Windows Home Server Console.
2 Click the Computers & Backup tab.
3 Select a home computer, then click View Backups.
4 Select a backup, then click Open.
5 Select a volume to open, then click Open.
Note: The Opening Backup status window appears while the backup opens. If you are prompted to restart your computer after the virtual volume driver is installed, ignore this message, you do not need to restart your computer.
6 Drag the backup files and folders that you want to restore to a folder on your home computer.
7 Close the window when you are done copying the files and folders that you want to restore.
In Acer Aspire easyStore, You can easily restore any of your home computers to a previous point in time with a backup stored on your home server. You can do this by using the PC Recovery Disc. This CD can be used to restore all of the files on your home computer from a backup, including the Windows operating system and applications.
To restore a home computer:
Important: You need the Windows Home Server administrator password to restore a home computer.
1 Place the Aspire easyStore H340 PC Recovery Disc in the CD drive of the computer that you want to restore.
2 Restart the computer and boot from CD.
3 Follow the instructions in the Restore Computer Wizard to restore the hard drives on your home computer.
Note: Your home computer must be connected to the home network with an Ethernet network cable before you begin the restore. Wireless connection is not supported.
When you boot the home computer to the PC Recovery Disc, it lists the NIC (network interface card) and storage devices it has found and it provides an option to load drivers, as shown in the screenshot below. It can also search USB flash or USB floppy drives for driver files and load any found Windows drivers.
If the drivers did not load or the NIC driver cannot be found during computer recovery, you can perform the options listed below to install the drivers, otherwise the home computer will not be able to connect to the home server to get your backup.
•You can use a Vista-compatible NIC driver, which is fully compatible with computers running Windows Vista or Windows XP. Download and install the Vista-compatible NIC driver from a USB flash or USB floppy drive.
•On the Detect Hardware dialog box, click “Where can I find drivers for my hardware?” to bring up an online help file for detailed instructions on how to find and load drivers.
•Go to http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/ winfamily/windowshome server/support.mspx for more information.
4 Every time Windows Home Server backs up a home computer, it saves the drivers for the home computer in the backup that is stored on the home server. When you use the PC Recovery Disc, you will be prompted if the home computer requires drivers for any of your home computers, you can open a backup for that home computer and copy the drivers to a USB flash or USB floppy drive.