The question is if the system on the server or hardware failure after restoring a bare metal backup to a new machine what will hapen with custom programs and settings non microsoft in that backup, will it they work after restoring?

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That's the million dollar question, isn't it?

...which is why backups should be considered completely useless until you've tested restoration successfully.

There's no obvious reason that non-MS software and data would be skipped, but this all is dependent on how you have things configured. Which goes back to the need to test restores.

  • Ok, ok. But how the bare metal works ??
    – mimito
    Jul 29, 2014 at 12:35
  • That's a completely different question. You can create a new question to ask it, but please do your own research before asking, otherwise it will likely get down voted and closed.
    – EEAA
    Jul 29, 2014 at 12:37
  • I understand. Its a question releated to existing one. If bare metal restore complete system then it would be logical that will restore an existing installed programs
    – mimito
    Jul 29, 2014 at 12:44
  • Try a backup. Then test it. You will learn a lot about the process while doing this.
    – EEAA
    Jul 29, 2014 at 12:54
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    – squillman
    Jul 29, 2014 at 13:01

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