Identify the purpose and characteristics of disaster recovery.
Besides implementing fault-tolerance measures in a network you need to consider disaster recovery—the things to do when your carefully implemented fault-tolerance measures fail. Disaster recovery and fault tolerance are two separate entities, and both are equally important. Disaster recovery is defined as measures that allow a network to return to a working state.
Backups and backup strategies are key components of disaster recovery. The following sections identify the various backup strategies that are commonly used and why these strategies are such an important part of a network administrator's role.
You can choose from several backup methods. You ...