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Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2012 R2 Backup and Restore

Applies to the "Implement business continuity and disaster recovery" objective of Exam 70-412.

Q: A company's server administrator needs to become familiar with the different backup locations available with Windows Server 2012.

Which of the following are supported when configuring backup locations? (Choose all that apply.)

  1. Windows Server Backup
  2. Windows Azure Backup
  3. Virtual Machine Manager
  4. Data Protection Manager


Answers are A, B, and D. When configuring backup locations in Windows Server 2012, Windows Server Backup can be used for local data backup, Windows Azure Backup can be used for remote backup, and Data Protection Manager can be used to centrally manage backups.

Quick Tip: Windows Server Backup now supports the ability to backup individual Hyper-V machines, and Cluster Shared Volumes (CSVs).

Reference: Windows Server Backup Feature Overview

Bonus Question: What are the two methods available in Windows Server 2012 of provisioning IPAM (IP Address Management)? (The answer, of course, will be revealed next time!)

Answer to bonus question from last week: The name of the new feature found in Windows Server 2012 that gives users the ability to repair their PC even when the hard drive has been replaced is called Push Button Reset.


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Andy Barkl, MCT/MCITP/MCSA, A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA has been studying technology for 30 years. Of the last 15 years, he has spent much of his time parting the knowledge and experience he has gained through IT exams, over 300, to help others be prepared and successful. He teaches classes in Phoenix, Ariz. where he has lived most of his life. He can be reached by e-mail at [email protected].

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