Backups and Disaster Recovery Course

When disaster strikes, you need to be ready to act. Explore disaster recovery and the importance of backups.

41 minutes

Course description

When all else fails, Windows and third-party backup systems can protect your Windows servers by restoring data to new or existing server equipment. Learn how to restore and use shadow copies to enable users to restore their own files.


Active Directory Recovery Mode Demo

Video - 00:03:00

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

Video - 00:06:00

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

Video - 00:07:00

A list of all the backup types of programs that can be used on Windows Server.
Enabling Shadow Copy Demo

Video - 00:10:00

Allowing for quick restoration of files using Shadow Copies when needed, and how to enable for users to restore themselves.
Repair Options Demo

Video - 00:05:00

A demonstration of booting from the Windows Server DVD and showing how to repair or recover a server that won’t boot or is infected.
Safe Mode Options Demo

Video - 00:08:00

Learn how to enter a server for Safe Mode to fix issues caused by corrupt files and drivers.
Recovery Drive Demo

Video - 00:01:00

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

Robert McMillen

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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