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Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Inside Out by William R. Stanek

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Predisaster Preparation Procedures

Just as you need to perform planning before disaster strikes, you also need to perform certain predisaster preparation procedures. These procedures ensure that you are able to recover systems as quickly as possible when a disaster strikes and include the following:

  • Backups

  • Automated System Recovery (ASR) disks

  • Boot disks

  • Startup and recovery options

  • Recovery Console

Performing Backups

You should perform regular backups of every Microsoft Windows Server 2003 system. Backups can be performed using several techniques. Most organizations choose a combination of dedicated backup servers and per-server backups. If you use professional backup software, you can use one or more dedicated backup servers to create backups of other ...

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