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Working with Windows® Small Business Server 2011 Essentials by Andrew Edney, Sharon Crawford, Charlie Russel

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Chapter 16. Disaster Planning and Server Recovery

Race car drivers wear Nomex fire-resistant undergarments and a helmet, and use sophisticated full-restraint systems. Schools and businesses have fire drills even though the vast majority of buildings never burn down. System administrators are no different—we do verified backups and write up disaster recovery plans we hope never to use. But we do them because there are only two types of networks: those that have experienced disaster and those that haven’t—yet.

Disaster can take many forms, from the self-inflicted pain of a user or administrator doing something really, really unwise, to the uncontrollable, unpredictable, and unpreventable results of a natural disaster such as a flood or an earthquake. ...

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