Exam Objectives Frequently Asked Questions

The following Frequently Asked Questions, answered by the authors of this book, are designed to both measure your understanding of the Exam Objectives presented in this chapter, and to assist you with real-life implementation of these concepts. You will also gain access to thousands of other FAQs at ITFAQnet.com.

Q: When should the Windows Recovery Console be used?

A: The Recovery Console is typically used when booting into any of the other modes fails.

Q: Which backup strategy is the best for me—Full, Differential, or Incremental?

A: This is really an organizational decision. One strategy might work for one company, but it might not for another. For example, a smaller company with less data on its servers might be able to perform Full backups nightly, whereas a company with more data to back up might not have enough time to perform a full backup and therefore must use Differential or Incremental backups.

Q: My servers only have one network card in them. Should I buy a secondary card if I want to use Network Load Balancing?

A: You don't have to buy a second card, but since they are so inexpensive and you have the ability to move the "heartbeat" traffic off the main NIC, it's typically the recommended method.

Q: What is the benefit of using ASR versus a typical backup?

A: Using ASR will give you the quickest recovery time to get a server back online. Once the server is brought back online using ASR, you can use your typical backup method (Full, Incremental, Differential) to recover any user data.

Q: I'm planning my disaster recovery strategy for my company.What type of disaster recovery site is best—a hot site, a warm site, or a cold site?

A: It's a matter of cost, and it's going to come down to how long your company can survive without operating on a near-normal level. If your organization cannot afford any down time, a hot site is probably best. However, there is a high cost associated with this type of setup.You need to work with your management team to decide what option is best suited to your company.

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