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Networking Disaster Planning and Recovery

Sometimes, things go wrong with the computer itself - the physical parts of a computer. You can avoid many problems with a little preventive maintenance. The important consideration, now that you are a network administrator, is that you are protecting your network in addition to protecting each individual computer.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to care for your hardware to avoid an epidemic of sick computers and how to prepare for the day that your preventive measures don't work - in the end, all hard drives die.

Network computers are connected - they talk to each other, and they interact with each other. Each computer on the network has a physical relationship with the other computers on the network. The computers can pass problems around the network neighborhood in the same way that they can pass files around.