Backup and recovery final quiz

Are you on top of the data backup game? Take our final exam and evaluate your knowledge of data backup intricacies.

Are you on top of the backup game? Take our final exam and evaluate your knowledge of backup intricacies. This test isn't for the weak, so you might want to do a bit of studying first by checking out our new Storage backup All-in-One Guide. All of the answers can be found in its content. (Note: Type all answers using uppercase.)

  1. One disadvantage VTLs have over disk is that they are usually more expensive. Can you name one of the advantages it has over disk?
    Your answer: Hint: two words

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  2. What is one of the fastest and easiest ways to cut your backup time?
    Your answer: Hint: two words

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  3. Checking your tapes and tape drives are two ways to help you determine what may be wrong with your D2D2T system. Can you name a third?
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  4. This type of media is difficult to erase.
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  5. What is one of the best ways to secure your tape custody chain?
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  6. This data protection technology is one that backup pros need to have on the agendas.
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  7. Can you name one vendor that has a replication product currently on the market?
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  8. CDP is often confused with what other technology?
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  9. Yes or no -- can second generation CDPs support point-in-time recovery for single files?
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  10. This technology provides data accessibility protection for an application using physically separate locations.
    Your answer: Hint: two words

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Score card

  • 10 correct: You're backup brilliant
  • 7-9 correct: You're backup buff
  • 4-6 correct: You've got backup, but no bravado
  • 0-3 correct: You're still a backup babe


So, are you on top of the backup game? E-mail us and let us know!

This was first published in June 2006

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