Assignment: Procedure Guide on Restoring a System

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Part of implementing Ken 7 Windows’ new enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is setting up a new recovery procedure for each type of computer. These procedures will guide administrators in recovering a failed computer to a condition as near to the point of failure as possible. The goal is to minimize both downtime and data loss. You have already implemented the following backup strategies for workstation computers:

- All desktop workstations were originally installed from a single image for Ken 7 Windows standard workstations. The base image is updated with all patches and new software installed on live workstations.

- Desktop workstation computer execute a backup of identified folders that contain new and modified files every night at 1:00 a.m. Desktop workstation backups generally take less than 10 minutes.

Using the format below, describe the steps necessary to recover a desktop workstation computer that encounters a disk drive failure at 5:30 a.m. local time. The user arrived at work and found that the computer would not boot.

Answer the following questions:

1. How much data has been modified between the last backup and the time of failure?
2. What images are necessary to recover the workstation?
3. What are the steps necessary to fix the problem that cause the data loss?
4. What steps should Ken 7 take to avoid a reoccurrence of this issue in the future?

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  • Format: Microsoft Word
  • Font: Times New Roman, 12-Point, Double-Space
  • Citation Style: APA Style with 3 references
  • Length: 2–3 pages

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Guide on restoring a system
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Question one
Data that has been modified
At 1.00 am every morning, the desktop workstations perform a backup of classified
and specific folders. According to the case scenario above, the disk drive failure took
place at 5:30 am. And considering that important folders are backed up at 1:00 am, it
therefore implies that there should be no files affected whosoever by the disk failure.
The backup had already taken place four hours prior to the problem.
Question two
Images necessa...

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