Backup and Disaster Recovery

Get to grips with the challenges of backups, disaster recovery and restoration.
40 minutes 7 videos

Course description

When an attack or system failure does occur, it may be necessary to protect your data by doing a restoration. This take a lot of preparation prior to any system failure. We'll look and demonstrate both simple volume shadow restorations and also full system restore using Windows Server Backup on a 2022 server.


Active Directory recovery mode demo

Video - 00:05:00

A demonstration of restoring Active Directory after an outage or malware attack that disables the database.
Windows Server backup demo

Video - 00:11:00

A demonstration of installing and backing up a Windows server, using the built-in utility.
Backup options

Video - 00:05:00

A list of all the backup types of programs that can be used on a Windows server.
Enabling shadow copy demo

Video - 00:07:00

Allowing for quick restoration of files using shadow copies when needed, and how to enable for users to restore themselves.
Repair options demo

Video - 00:04:00

A demonstration of booting from the Windows Server DVD, showing how to repair or recover a server that won’t boot or is infected.
Safe mode options demo

Video - 00:06:00

Learn how to enter a server for safe mode to fix issues caused by corrupt files and drivers.
Recovery drive demo

Video - 00:02:00

Learn to use a recovery drive to create a way into your server when data is unreachable or the server is unbootable.

Meet the author

Professor Robert McMillen is a college instructor with over 50 technical certifications. He has an MBA and teaches Computer Science at Portland based colleges. Robert has earned multiple MCSEs and an MCT from Microsoft. He is the owner of Tech Publishing, a Portland-based network new media company. Robert has over 20 years of experience in network engineering and earned certifications from companies like Microsoft, Checkpoint, IBM, and Cisco. Some of his higher profile jobs have been restoring email for the government to prosecute Enron executives, training the network vulnerability assessment team for the U.S. Army, and relocating the Xbox world for Microsoft.

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