CIS 206 iLab 2: Backing up and Restoring Data

Scenario/Summary

TCO 6: Given a computer system, create a maintenance plan that specifies proper maintenance procedures and schedules and addresses disaster planning, backups, restores, component cleanings, hardware and software upgrades, and expansions.

You have been hired by 123 Lawyers Inc. to ensure that a daily backup of the files on the local hard drives of their Windows XP Professional machines is being conducted. Each computer is equipped with a new internal tape drive. You must use the Windows Backup utility to successfully perform a backup of the data on the users local hard drive.

The following link will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to use the Windows Backup tool to perform a backup. You will also find at the bottom of the page a video demonstrating how to use the backup utility to backup selected files and folders.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308422/

The following link will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to use the Windows Backup tool to restore data. You will also find at the bottom of the page a video demonstrating how to use the backup utility to restore data.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309340/EN-US/

Deliverables

Desired (Lab) Learning Outcome: After completing this lab, you will successfully be able to perform Normal/Full, Incremental, and Differential backups and restoration of data using the Microsoft Windows Backup utility.

Note: You will be graded based on the steps and tasks you complete successfully. Credit will be given for partial completions of steps.

Important:
All iLabs must be submitted following iLabTechnicalReportTemplate document and the report file must be dropped into the corresponding bascket in the drop box!
After finishing the steps below, you have to submit your iLab in MS Word or any other equivalent format. Always refer toTechnicalReportsWriting:iLabs and Projects for more details about Technical Reports Writings.

L A B S T E P S

STEP 1: Accessing the virtual lab environment and scheduling the lab

Access the virtual lab environment and schedule the Backing up and restoring data lab for week 3.
Important: All iLabs must be submitted using the iLabTechnicalReportTemplate to the lab Dropbox for credit.

STEP 2: Accessing the Windows XP Professional machine and launching the backup utility (5 points)

At the Logon to Windows dialog box, type Administrator in the User name text box if necessary. In the Password text box, type password.Click Start, select Programs, select Accessories, select System Tools, and then click Backup. In the Backup or Restore Wizard dialog box that opens, click the Advanced Mode link to access the complete functionality of the Backup program. The Backup utility window appears. Take a screen shot of this portion.

STEP 3: Selecting the files for backup

Click the Backup tab. Click the plus sign (+) next to Local Disk (C:) to expand its contents. Click the plus sign (+) next to Windows to expand its contents. Click the plus sign (+) next to system32 to expand its contents. Click the config folder to view its contents. Click the check box next to config to select the entire folder for backup. Take a screen shot of this portion.

STEP 4: Selecting the destination location for the backup (5 points)

In the Backup media or file name text box, type c:\backup-config.bkf, and then click the Start Backup button. For the purpose of this lab we will be using the c: drive in place of an actual tape drive. In the Backup Job Information dialog box, review the details provided, and then click theAdvanced button. Take a screen shot of this portion.

STEP 5: Setting the backup options and starting the job

In the Advanced Backup Options window, check the Verify data after backup check box. Click the Backup Type drop-down menu to view available backup options, but be sure that settings are left in the Normal configuration setting. Click OK. Click the Start Backup button. Once started, the Backup Progress window appears. You do not need to take a screen shot of this portion.

STEP 6: Verifying the backup job

Once the backup is complete, click the Report button. Take a screen shot of this portion and then close the backup01.log window (the number following the name of your log file may be different). Close the Backup Progress window.

STEP 7: Scheduling the restore job

Note: In order to successfully complete the restore portion of the lab, you must schedule the restore job immediately following the backup job. Keep in mind that your session is virtual. If you leave the lab and reenter, your backup job will not exist. Click on theRestore and Manage Media Tab. Click the plus sign (+) next to File to expand its contents. Click the plus sign (+) next to c:\backup-config.bkf to expand its contents. Click the check box next to config to select the entire folder for restore. Verify that the restore files to original location option is selected. Take a screen shot of this portion and then click on the start restore button.

STEP 8: Verifying the restore job

Once the restore is complete, click the Report button. Take a screen shot of this portion and then close the backup01.log window (the number following the name of your log file may be different). Close the Backup Progress window. For a demonstration on how to backup and restore files using the Microsoft Windows backup utility, view the week 3 lab video.

STEP 9: Exiting the virtual lab

Once you have successfully completed the required work, close the Backup Utility window. You can now end the virtual lab session. Once you have completed the lab report, submit it to the Week 3 iLab dropbox.

Important: All iLabs must be submitted using the iLabTechnicalReportTemplate to the lab Dropbox for credit.

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