I guess I need to read a bit more into the file structure of the UrBackup. This is going to be a sort of “cloud backup” solution so I don’t really need anything all that impressive in terms of hardware beef. What I have been thinking is to have 1 machine with at least 2 mirrored drives, partitioned into C (OS) and D (DATA). I would probably encrypt D and have the client backup data folder on that drive, and possibly the UrBackup install as well so that everything related to it is on 1 partition. I may also backup the data to another drive, maybe via USB or some other method not yet decided on.
So if I were to destroy 1 physical drive I am ok. If I destroy my primary machine OS what then? I reinstall windows on C and have all of the UrBackup server/client files still on the D drive. I move that old program files install, reinstall UrBackup, copy the old program files back into the new folder. Done deal or not a done deal?
So in all of this if I had all of the actual data files needed is the largest problem the hard-links? Are the hard links stored in the partition? Are the hard-links in this case preserved because I still maintain the D partition?