thanks for the response,
I have tried a couple of times to use backup/restore, and never had much luck,....it also seems to defeat the reason for a fresh install, as i don't think you can be selective,
........as a complete numpty I wouldn't think of letting my numerous blanks/slightly altered / efforts loose in the big wide world : Tschak et al would slap me silly
and deservedly so.
I just saw this as a very user friendly way of preserving a half decent , easily restorable set of config files,so that I, ( ie learners) could experiment and learn , without the cost of having to re-research half understood concepts, and in my case avoid a lot of the frustration of just physically typing it all back in,
Would it even be possible ? timing of orbiter regens/router reloads spring to mind ?