So sorry, it is true I have no way of copy-paste the SUSE screens. Would it help to enclose in (if that is how you do it).
Very grateful if you can have patience with me !!
As to the NTFS formatted backups. You are probably right. So we would need to create a reiser-formatted partition on the USB attached device? Note one of the partitions is Netware NSS. Also the backup package blurb says you cannot restore particular files (meaning selected?) from ReiserFS3 upwards, only ext2/3/4 so this software probably won't be any use anyway....ho hum.
Right, also just restarted the server, selected Rescue, tried and failed to mount the first partition temporarily, and ran fsck.reiserfs --check /dev/sda1
This is what it says
I am not going to do that yet !
resierfs_open: the reiserfs superblock cannot be found on /dev/sda1.
Failed to open the filesystem
If the parttition table has not been changed, and the partition is valid and it really contains a reiserfs, then the superblock is corrupted and you need to run this utility with --rebuild-sb