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Backups and Disaster Recovery

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

    Syllabus

  • Backup Options Video — 00:06:42
    • A list of all the backup types of programs that can be used on Windows Server.

  • Repair Options Demo Video — 00:05:03
    • 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.

  • Recovery Drive Demo Video — 00:01:28
    • Learn to use a recovery drive to create a way into your server when data is unreachable or the server is unbootable.

  • Windows Server Backup Demo Video — 00:06:28
    • A demonstration of installing and backing up a Windows server using the built-in utility.

  • Enabling Shadow Copy Demo Video — 00:10:15
    • Allowing for quick restoration of files using Shadow Copies when needed, and how to enable for users to restore themselves.

  • Safe Mode Options Demo Video — 00:07:49
    • Learn how to enter a server for Safe Mode to fix issues caused by corrupt files and drivers.

  • Active Directory Recovery Mode Demo Video — 00:03:01
    • A demonstration of restoring Active Directory after an outage or malware attack that disables the database.

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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.

Meet the author

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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