01-03-2017 06:46 AM
My organization is preparing to upgrade all of our computers from Windows 7 to 10. This process involves essentially wiping the computer, installing the new OS, and starting from scratch. Part of our procedure involves backing up all of our files manually so they can be copied back later.
I am currently using Symantec System Recovery 2013 R2 to keep a running incremental backup of my system (C:/). Will this be able to restore all of my files when the new OS is installed?
01-03-2017 06:59 AM
Yes, this can be done.
However, if you are backing up your system partition, what data do you actually need to restore considering that you are upgrading the operating system? Or are you saying that you have 'end user data' stored on the system partition?
01-03-2017 07:29 AM
01-03-2017 07:47 AM
I would recommend doing a full volume-level backup rather than the file/folder level backups that are available with System Recovery. Volume level backups give you more functionality when it comes to restores.