I have had BackupPC running nicely now for a couple weeks and now I am looking for documentation on what the steps would be to restore the host box that is actually running the BackupPC app from scratch.

  Since I am currently running my web apps on the same box as BackupPC I am hoping the restore procedure will be relatively painless. I am using the rsync method to perform my backups to a dedicated internal hard drive. Most of the documentation I found on this subject deal with utilizing a tar method of backup which brings me to my next question I want to slip in here.

  Is tar a "better" method of performing backups then rsync? Thanks in advance for any assistance anyone can provide.

Randy G.