Backups and Disaster Recovery

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

7 videos  //  41 minutes of training

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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.

Course syllabus

Recovery Drive DemoDuration: 1:28

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

Safe Mode Options DemoDuration: 7:49

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

Repair Options DemoDuration: 5:03

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.

Enabling Shadow Copy DemoDuration: 10:15

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

Backup OptionsDuration: 6:42

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

Windows Server Backup DemoDuration: 6:28

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

Active Directory Recovery Mode DemoDuration: 3:01

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

Meet the author

Robert McMillen


Robert McMillen started his career as an IT administrator for a manufacturing company after earning his CompTIA A+. He quickly learned how to fix and troubleshoot desktops and laptops, but his real passions were networking and server administration. Shortly after, he earned his first MCSE and Cisco CCNA and has continued with various certifications over the years (now over 50). He earned a Microsoft Certified Trainer certification and seven MCSEs. He started a successful consulting company in 2001 and eventually sold it in 2017 to focus on teaching networking and security in college and being a video and book author.

Some interesting jobs he's performed include restoring the Enron emails for the Justice Department, training troops headed to Iraq on network security, and managing a billion dollar merger of Cisco network and Microsoft technologies.

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