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Advanced Backup School: Quiz for Lessons 1-3

Now that you've attended the webcasts for Lesson 1, Lesson 2 and Lesson

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3 of our Advanced Backup School, take the quiz below to test your knowledge. To check if you answered correctly, hover your mouse cursor over the word 'Answer' in red text. Good luck!
 

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TO SEE THE CORRECT RESPONSE, HOVER YOUR MOUSE CURSOR OVER THE WORD "ANSWER"

Q1:   According to W. Curtis Preston what can hamper your tape backup and restores?


Too much tape drive power

Incremental backups

Multiplexing

Multistreaming

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Q2:     You can increase your tape throughput by REMOVING tape drives?


True

False

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Q3:     When factoring the price of tape you must also consider:


Drives

Slots

Media

All of the above

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Q4:     Which step can help you best determine the amount of multiplexing stream groups for your environment?


Create a custom configuration for each backup environment

Use include lists

Determine compression ratio

Installing disk-based backup

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Q5:     How can you determine how fast a multistream should be?


This is typically based on the multiplexing setting

Knowing how many backup jobs you have

Counting tape drives

Both the first and second choices

None of the above

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Q6:     According to W. Curtis Preston, FEWER backups mean:


More successful backups

More cost

More difficult restores

More data lost

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Q7:     What is D2D2T?


An insect repellant

Disk-to-disk-to-tape

A new Arnold Schwarzenegger movie

I have no idea

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Q8:     In a D2D2T environment how can you connect to the backup servers?


Fibre Channel

NFS or CIFS

GbE

All of the above

None of the above

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Q9:     What is the biggest issue W. Curtis Preston sees with using file systems for backup?


Too expensive

Hard to restore from

Provisioning and sharing

Management

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Q10:     According to Curtis, sending your original tapes off-site to be archived is?


A good idea, better than nothing

A very bad idea, you must copy your original tapes

Cost effective

A solid recovery plan

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:   Return to the top of the page
 
W. Curtis Preston is the Vice President of Data Protection Services at GlassHouse Technologies . He authored Using SANs and NAS and Unix Backup and Recovery, the seminal O'Reilly book on backup. He has been designing storage systems for more than 10 years and has designed systems for environments ranging from backup systems for small businesses to enterprise storage systems for Fortune 100 companies. His passion for backup and recovery began with managing the data growth of a 24x7, mission-critical environment. Since that time, Preston has been able to help many companies design resilient storage systems, and his client list includes many Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. Copyright 2005 TechTarget
 

This was first published in June 2005

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