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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Networking, Fourth Edition by Joe Habraken

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Chapter 18. Protecting Network Data

In this chapter

  • Working with hard drives

  • Understanding hard drive partitions

  • Using RAID to protect data

  • Backing up network and server data

  • Working with different types of backup strategies

  • Protecting devices with an uninterruptible power supply

In previous chapters, we’ve taken a look at networking hardware and cabling as well as the hardware and software used for network servers and clients. We’ve also looked at issues related to serving up a Web site. An important aspect of managing a network, and something that we definitely need to discuss, is how you protect the important data on the network.

Now, I’m not talking about network security issues here, such as strategies for keeping intruders from hacking into your ...

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