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Data Protection for Virtual Data Centers by Jason Buffington

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Chapter 5. File Services

File serving is the number 1 installed role of Windows Server. Because Windows Server is the most widely deployed operating system for most IT environments today, there are a lot of us using Windows File Services. In this chapter, we will look at the built-in capabilities for protecting your file services and making them highly available.

File System Availability and Protection in Windows Server

Technically, file serving is the number 2 function of the Windows Server operating system—with the top function serving as a base for all the other stuff that you can run on Windows Server (for example, SQL Server, Exchange Server, and SharePoint). But think about it. The first "server" that you put into your environment was to share ...

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