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Admin Know-IT-All Question #8

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c. IIS's internal settings, which are held in the Metabase

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Once you have a site up and running in IIS 5.0, one of the smartest things you can do is make a proper backup copy to stave off possible disasters. This involves more than just copying the files served by IIS (the .ASP and .HTM files); this also involves backing up IIS's internal settings, which are held in the Metabase.

The Metabase is a repository of settings that is structurally similar to the Registry, but is stored apart from it in a separate file. To back up the Metabase, you need to export its settings to a file and then back up that file. Just copying out the files served by IIS will not back up the Metabase.

If this quiz has left you yearning for more information, please check the links below for related articles and tips:

>> Serdar Yegulalp's full article entitled Back up your IIS 5 installation .

>> Read this article on transactional Web pages.

>> In this SearchSecurity.com article, Microsoft warns of IIS, RAS, SQL flaws.

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