Overview

Introduction

Welcome to the Backup and Restore Lab. In this module, you will be provided with the instructions and devices needed to develop your hands-on skills.

Learning Outcomes

In this module, you will complete the following exercises:

  • Exercise 1 - Restoring a Windows Computer Using System Image Backup
  • Exercise 2 - Using Windows 10 backup utilities
  • Exercise 3 - Automating Windows Server Backup

After completing this lab, you will be able to:

  • Learn how to use File History using Backup and Restore (Windows 7)
  • Create a system image using Backup and Restore (Windows 7)
  • Learn about the restore capabilities of the Backup and Restore (Windows 7) utility
  • Learn about the Windows 10 backup and restore utilities
  • Automate Windows Server Backup

Exam Objectives

The following exam objectives are covered in this lab:

  • N10-007 3.2: Recovery (Backups, Differential)
  • N10-007 3.2: Recovery (Backups, Incremental)
  • N10-007 3.2: Recovery (Backups, Snapshots)

Lab Duration

It will take approximately 1 hour to complete this lab.

Exercise 1 - Restoring a Windows Computer Using System Image Backup

Backing up your computer is essential to safeguard your files, system settings, and other software components against loss due to hardware failure or a system crash. Depending on the operating system version, software vendors have different implementations on how to perform a backup of your system.

The Windows Backup process involves creating a system image at regular intervals. A system image is a copy of the OS, the installed applications, and other interdependent files on the system at the time the backup set was created. You then store the system image at a different place than the original system components, such as a separate system drive, external storage media, or an offsite location. This image can help you restore a system or configure a new system to the state at the time the system image backup was created.

In this exercise, you will use Windows file history and System Image backup to backup a Windows 10 computer.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this exercise, you will be able to:

  • Learn how to use File History using Backup and Restore (Windows 7)
  • Create a system image using Backup and Restore (Windows 7)
  • Learn about the restore capabilities of the Backup and Restore (Windows 7) utility

Exercise 2 - Using Windows 10 Backup Utilities

Windows 10 has a whole new set of backup configuration utilities. These can be used for backup and restore functionality as well as for file history.

In this exercise, you will examine these tools and observe how they can be used to apply best practice backup operation.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this exercise, you will be able to:

  • Learn about the Windows 10 backup and restore utilities

Exercise 3 - Automating Windows Server Backup

Windows Server Backup is a built-in feature that employs GUI as well as CLI tools to offer backup and recovery solutions. In addition, it enables you to schedule and automate the creation of backups for a local computer as well as remote computers. Even with the automated backups, you can run manual backups, as and when required. Remember, you must have administrator rights on the computer(s) you want to run or automate the backup for.

In this exercise, you will install Windows server backup role on the PLABSA01 device. You will learn how to automate the backups by creating a schedule.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this exercise, you will be able to:

  • Automate Windows Server Backup

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