The Understand Backup and Restore module provides you with the instruction and Server hardware to develop your hands on skills. This module includes the following exercises:

  • Restoring a Windows Computer Using System Image Backup
  • Automating Windows Server Backup

Exam Objectives

The following exam objectives are covered in this lab:

  • 2.2 Given a scenario, analyze metrics and reports from monitoring and tracking performance tools (Baseline, Bottleneck, Log management, Graphing and Utilization)
  • 2.3 Given a scenario, use appropriate resources to support configuration management (Archives/backups)
  • 2.5 Given a scenario, install and apply patches and updates (Configuration backup)

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 8.1 computer.

Exercise 2 - 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 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 PLABHYPV01 device. You will learn how to automate the backups by creating a schedule.

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