The motherboard is the one part of a host system that most customers do not want to fail. Motherboard failures cost money and time, especially when considering productivity. DELL has created the Backup and Restore solution to help simplify and reduce the impact of replacing a failed motherboard. This licensed DELL feature provides the ability to apply a backup file to a system, thereby restoring it to working condition while maintaining its identity, licenses certificates, and operating parameters. The user need only set up the system as desired, and perform a server profile backup to preserve the state in a backup file. Upon successful completion of a server profile backup, the data can be preserved for that future replacement. Dell recommends that you perform the backup operation for every system profile you think you might want to restore at some point.