I read some information regarding the netbooks and this is the only thing that I have come up with. Copy your data files to a USB storage device or to a network drive, make note of any customized settings that you have. Help me out tech guru's. At that point you should be able to create a restore disc from a computer that can burn CD's/DVD's. If you have to restore the information to your netbook, use an external optical drive and when you boot up, boot from the external USB device.
Hopefully someone else will post to this thread and give some more insight or "yes" or "no" on the information provided.
I am pretty sure the Mini has a backup/recovery partition. It comes with BackOnTrack software preinstalled, which I think it supposed to be a system recovery tool. I haven't tried to use it yet. Here's the info about the software:
You can look at the Help in the program also.