Determining Windows 2000 Storage Management Strategies
Network administrators who handle day-to-day network operations and who know the requirements of data management and storage systems need to become familiar with new Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Server features related to storage management.
When you are planning your Windows 2000 deployment, it is recommended that you incorporate these new features into your storage management strategy. Disk Management, Removable Storage, Remote Storage, Windows Clustering, Distributed file system, Microsoft® Indexing Service, and other features can help you improve your storage management functions.
Considerations for selecting a data storage system, fault tolerance and backup strategies, and ways to improve your disaster recovery capabilities are also discussed in this chapter.
In This Chapter
This chapter will help you develop the following planning documents:
Storage configuration policy
Disaster recovery plan
Storage management plan
Related Information in the Resource Kit
For more information about using Removable Storage and Remote Storage, see "Data Storage and Management" in the Microsoft ® Windows ® 2000 Server Resource Kit Server Operations Guide.
For more information about backup planning, strategies, and procedures, see "Backup" and "Planning a Reliable Configuration" in the Server Operations Guide.
For more information about disaster recovery, see "Repair, Recovery, and Restore" in the Server Operations Guide.