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Introduction to DOS – Class Notes – Week 6

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Class notes: Introduction to DOS

Week: 6

Chapter 6: Backing up a Hard Disk

Backup cycle – the time between back up jobs –pg. 208

Using copy to back-up files…

BACKUP/RESTORE/MSBACKUP – DOS Utilities – pg. 209

Using MSBACKUP – pg. 220

XCOPY – pg. 245 – pros and cons

  • You can include subdirectories – pro
  • You can’t span disk – con

Backup Strategies – pg. 248

  • Backup Cycle
  • Full Backup
  • Incremental Backup
  • Differential Backup

Chapter 7: Using Trouble Shooting Tools

Boot disk – pg. 260

Formatting using the system switch

Using Sys – making a disk bootable, after it has been formatted already
– pg. 264

Different File Attribute types (hidden, read-only, etc) – pg. 267

Displaying Attributes of files – pg. 270

Changing File Attributes – pg. 271

Checking Disk Status – pg. 276

chkdsk has been replaced with scandisk

The FAT – and how it references files

  • Lost Clusters
  • Cross Linked Clusters – pg. 278

The undelete command, and how it references the Recycle Bin under Windows9x
– pg. 284


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