Welcome to the Manage Backup and Recovery - Part 1 Practice 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 - Perform System Image Recovery

After completing this lab, you will be able to:

  • Configure the necessary prerequisites for a successful system image recovery of Windows 10

Exam Objectives

The following exam objectives are covered in this lab:

  • Understand backup and recovery methods - Configure a recovery drive using system image backup

Lab Duration

It will take approximately 45 minutes to complete this lab.

Exercise 1 - Perform System Image Recovery

Windows 10, similar to its earlier versions provide an array of options for ensuring high availability of the operating system in the event of a hardware or software failure.

These are some of the tools built-in to Windows 10 that will ensure recoverability of your system due to software or hardware problems.

Recovery Drive - An external USB flash drive with 8GB free space or greater is required to back up system files. This drive can be used to restore Windows in the event software or hardware issues occur. Likewise, the recovery drive can be used to reinstall Windows if needed.

File History - This method saves copies of your files you can get back to them if they’re lost due to user negligence or damaged due to hardware problems. Similar to Recovery Drive, a usable spare drive must be present on the system or you can use a network location or a mapped network drive.

System Restore - This tool helps you to roll back system changes by reverting your computer to a previous restore point. If you are about to perform major system changes -for instance, install an untested Windows patch that will put Windows 10 in a different state a system restore point can be created for this purpose.

Backup and restore - This method creates a backup of selected Data files that include Libraries. Similarly, you can backup the entire system volume and include the system image which is a copy of the drives required for Windows to run. A separate disk volume is required to save the backup files. Alternatively, you can save the backup to a network location or shared folder from another Windows server.

System image backup - This tool creates a copy of the drives required for Windows to run. A system image can be used to restore a computer if the disk volume or Windows stops working. Dedicated disk storage or network location is required to store the image backup. The resulting image backup requires considerable disk space, however; this type of backup ensures full recoverability if Windows need to be restored to its previous state.

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