Reinstalling client after reinstalling Windows


#1

I current have a laptop running Windows 32-bit that I’m going to be moving to Windows 64-bit which will require reinstalling Windows.

What is the necessary procedure such that when I re-install the urbackup client on the freshly formatted laptop that the urbackup server will recognize it as an existing client so that all previous backups are kept?


#2

Use the same name for the computer


#3

I’m fairly sure you also need to use the “download client for Windows” drop down list in the server, and select the right client name so you get an installer with the keys already set up.
Otherwise, as far as I understand, the server will think the new client is an imposter and reject it.


#4

Alright, sounds like I don’t have to go fishing for the client key files then which is really what I was concerned about - thanks for the responses.