expert in windows 8.1 trouble and config
- Field: Computer Science
Prepare draft incident response guidance to be included in the Sifers-Grayson Incident Responder’s Handbook. Your draft guidance will explain the use of a commercially available system hard drive backup tool.
Your guidance will explain how to use your selected third-party tool to create either a system backup or a system image (bit for bit copy) of the system hard drive for a Windows 8.1 workstation. Suggested tools include: Acronis, FTK Imager, and Paladin.
You will create two separate procedures. The first will explain how to perform a backup. The second will explain how to use the known-good backup to restore the system hard drive (also, how to restore to a new hard drive).
Both procedures must address the use of cryptographic hash codes (e.g. MD5 or SHA-256) to verify the integrity of the backup files and/or system image files.