Microsoft Windows Data Backup and Protection

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  • Windows Server Backup

    Windows Server Backup is a feature that offers backup and recovery options for Windows Server environments. 

  • Windows event log

    Windows event log is a record of a computer's alerts and notifications. Microsoft defines an event as "any significant occurrence in the system or in a program that requires users to be notified or an entry added to a log."    

  • cluster quorum disk

    A cluster quorum disk is the storage medium on which the configuration database is stored for a cluster computing network. The cluster configuration database, also called the quorum, tells the cluster which physical server(s) should be active at any ... 

  • boot partition

    A boot partition is a disk partition responsible for holding Windows system files when booting up Windows. 

  • volatile memory

    Volatile memory is computer storage that only maintains its data while the device is powered. Most RAM (random access memory) used for primary storage in personal computers is volatile memory. 

  • hibernation

    Hibernation is a mode in which a computer is turned off but saves its state to resume when it is turned on again. 

  • MinWin

    MinWin is the lowest level of the Windows operating system. It runs the kernel, the TCP/IP stack and basic system services; it is self-contained and has no understanding of, or dependence upon, the rest of the Windows operating system. 

  • Microsoft Hyper-V version 1.0

    Hyper-V is Microsoft's server virtualization software for Microsoft Server 2008. (Continued...) 

  • cold/warm/hot server

    In the backup and recovery of a computer server, a cold server is a backup server whose purpose is solely to be there in case the main server is lost. 

  • Server Core

    Server Core is a bare-bones installation option for computers running the Windows Server 2008 operating system. The installation results in a server environment that is easy to manage and maintain but offers less functionality than more complex optio... 

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About Microsoft Windows Data Backup and Protection

The first step to data recovery is, naturally, data backup and protection. For Windows administrators, this means not only how to backup data for operating systems such as Windows XP or Windows 7, but also which Windows backup strategies are best for their environments. This page is filled with data storage protection advice dealing with Windows backup solutions and software for systems administrators. Here you will find info on everything from how to back up a copy of Windows XP to disk to how to back up data using a SAN (Stoage Area Network). Also, to make your job easier, be sure to check out our tip on automating Windows desktop backup tasks.