Chapter 20. Recovering from disaster

In your career as a Cisco network administrator, you’re going to encounter some situations where large portions of the network—or the whole network—inexplicably stop working. In the last chapter, you learned some troubleshooting techniques to deal with specific technologies that aren’t functioning.

But when you’re dealing with a disaster scenario, you may not have the luxury of performing in-depth troubleshooting. You need to get the network up and running again, as fast as you can! The goal of recovering from disaster isn’t to get everything back to exactly the way it was; it’s to get everything working as best you can with what you have. To put it in health terms, you’re not trying to win a fitness competition; ...

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