Overview

Introduction

The Installing and Configuring Data Deduplication module provides you with the instruction and server hardware to develop your hands on skills in the defined topics.This module includes the following exercises:

  • Installing Data Deduplication
  • Setting up Data Deduplication

Exam Objectives

The following exam objectives are covered in this lab:

  • Implement and configure data deduplication
  • Monitor data deduplication

Lab Duration

It will take approximately 1 hour to complete this lab.

Exercise 1 - Installing Data Deduplication

With the ever increasing demand for disk storage for network users and applications, IT personnel are caught in the never-ending cycle of upgrading and optimizing the servers’ storage subsystem. Proactively monitoring a server’s storage utilization will ensure that it will have enough disk space to guarantee uninterrupted operation of mission critical applications.

First introduced in Windows Server 2012, Data deduplication is a feature that can enforce efficiency in data storage and handle duplicates that wastes disk space. Typically, servers hosting multiple disk volumes may contain the same operating system or similar applications that share the same libraries. Data deduplication scans the disk volume at the block level to find duplicates. It replaces duplicate blocks on the detected volume with a pointer and metadata that points to the location of the original file data.

Exercise 2 - Setting up Data Deduplication

After a successful installation of data deduplication in the previous exercise, you will set up data deduplication on the DataFiles folder found in the secondary drive of a member server called PLABDM01.

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