I was having to recover back some really old emails and got to thinking this is a great time to try a complete server restore from tape and see how it goes.
So my question is what on the Sys drive gets replaced back and what does not if I restore back to a new server or in my case an unused computer?
Does it all get replaced?

All of our backups are file based not an image.

I am thinking that I need to replace the tree first - then Schema - Then Sever information file After that it appears that I recreate the Pools/Volumes and then restore the data.

Is that correct?

Just wondering,