Should you lose files or a workstation experiences system failure, the automated backups stored on the LaCie server can help you to recover data or restore the computer to a working state.
A recovery can be a simple operation such as recuperating one or more files that are lost or corrupt. It can also assist you with larger demands, such as a full system restore.
To perform a full system restore, the server requires that the workstation boot from a USB boot key. Therefore, you will be prompted to insert a USB flash drive into one of the server's USB 2.0 ports as part of the recovery operation. LaCie recommends using a flash drive that does not contain important files since all data will be deleted during the boot key creation.
Before attempting a system restore, please see the steps above for creating a boot key.
While your LaCie professional server provides a complete backup of connected Windows workstations, the recovery may encounter difficulty installing all the drivers. For example, recent computers or proprietary hardware often demand specific drivers for the network connection or internal hard drive. For this reason, the server places certain drivers in a special folder called Drivers for Full System Restore.
Provided that a workstation has been backed up to your LaCie professional server, you may save drivers within the Drivers for Full System Restore folder to a USB key before performing the recovery. Please note that drivers are available from any workstation on the network that has been connected to the LaCie professional server. For example, if Windows Workstation A is no longer responsive and you must perform a full recovery, its system drivers may be retrieved from Windows Workstation B on the same network.
To find the folder: