When you find it necessary to reinstall Backup for Workgroups, you need to reset up the Backup Server first. Once you have the Backup Server setup and running, you can reinstall the Backup Client software on the additional computers that had been backing up.
STEP 1 -
Choose Reinstall Backup Server first.
When reinstalling Backup for Workgroups, you need to have access to the drive that holds your existing Backup for Workgroups backup data. Make sure the existing backup data is accessible from this computer.
Once you reinstall the Backup Server, then you can reinstall the Backup Client software on each computer that was included in your backup process. If you do not recall the computers that were included in the backup process, you can always go to the Clients Panel at the Backup Server and you can read the list of Backup Client Account names.
If you are performing a disaster recovery in which you are now going to use a temporary computer in place of your original Backup Server, we recommend that you select a computer with a fast CPU and it must be attached to your internal network (not over the Internet) for the best performance during the restoration process. Running data restorations over the Internet will take significantly more time than performing the same task on your local network.
STEP 2 - Choose
Reinstall Backup Client when you already have your Backup Server running and you
want to include this computer in the
Select this option when you already have reinstalled your Backup Server and you need to reinstall the Backup Client software on this computer. This will re-establish the Backup Client Account on this computer in order to communicate with the Backup Server. Once your Backup Client is reinstalled, you can perform data restorations if needed.