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Lesson 1

Implementing Disaster Protection

Disaster protection involves the efforts by support professionals to prevent computer disasters and to minimize the amount of time a computer is non-functional in the event of a system failure. A computer disaster is any event that renders a computer unable to start or that creates an imminent risk of data loss.
The causes of computer disasters range from isolated hardware failures to a complete system loss, such as in the case of fire. Microsoft Windows 2000 includes a variety of features that are designed to help you recover from computer disasters.
At the end of this module, you will be able to:
  1. Define the basic types of disaster protection
  2. Implement fault-tolerant volumes
  3. Recover failed mirror volumes of varied status
  4. Recover failed RAID-5 volumes of varied status
  5. Define advanced startup options
  6. Define Recovery Console commands
The next lesson explores the basics of disaster protection.