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Lesson 8

Prevent Recover from Disaster Conclusion

In this module you learned about several methods you can use to prevent and recover from disasters that might hit your organization. As with Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000, Windows Server allows to you to use different types of fault-tolerant disk sets to protect your data while also making it highly available in the event of a disk failure.
Windows 2000 supports both mirror sets and stripe sets with parity (RAID-5). The mirror set is the ideal solution for your boot and system partitions, and the RAID-5 array is great for data sets that require fast and reliable access.
You learned how to create and how to recover when one of the members of a mirror set fails. You also saw how to create and recover from disk failure in a RAID-5 array. You learned that the procedure for recovering from a RAID-5 failure is a little different from the Windows NT 4.0 procedure and that some of the vocabulary has changed. Finally, you saw that Windows 2000 has embraced the advanced startup options available with other Microsoft operating systems, and how you can use these options to access your machine when a driver failure prevents you from entering the operating system. Finally, you learned how to use the Recovery Console to get yourself out of the most hopeless of operating system disasters: the corrupt driver. Now that you have complete this module, you should be able to:

Module Summary

  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

Disaster Recovery Exam Prep

New terms

Here are some terms that might be new to you:
  1. Disaster protection: Procedures intended to prevent data loss or downtime for a computer.
  2. Computer disaster: An event which leads to potential loss of data or connectivity.

The next module expands on disaster protection and explains how to use the Backup utility.

Fault Tolerant Volumes-Quiz

Before you move on to the next lesson, click the Quiz link below to assess your understanding of the recovery methods you have learned about in this module.
Fault Tolerant Volumes-Quiz